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The Creator

A Feature film by Albert Dupontel

Produced by Rezo Productions

Release in France : 16/06/1999

    Synopsis

    Darius, a hugely successful playwright, signs a contract for a new play while in an alcoholic stupor. After drying out in a clinic, he returns to Paris and realizes that he has completely forgotten to write the play, which is due to open in one month. The star actress has already been signed. Darius sets to work, but inspiration has unfortunately deserted him. At the height of his despair, he confesses to the leading actress, who desperately needs this part, that he has to feel powerful emotions in order to be inspired....

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Rezo Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Rezo

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, M6 Films, Contre Prod.

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

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    International releases (3)

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    Subject

    "Behind 'Bernie' and 'The Creator' there is one thing in common: the wish to treat dramatic subjects in a burlesque, farcical way. Being less anchored in social reality than 'Bernie,' 'The Creator' seems more personal, but in fact it connects with another collective angst, the angst of creativity. Another thing both films have in common is that their heroes, Bernie and Darius, both fight against Death; they fight the inevitable. Life is a race against death and the best man never wins."

    (Albert Dupontel, Director)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liégeois

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Claude Thibaut

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Wallon

    Editor :

    Scott Stevenson

    Production Designers :

    Denis Renault, Ana Montañana Alba

    Costume designer :

    Carine Sarfati

    Storyboard artist :

    Farid Kermici

    Screenwriters :

    Albert Dupontel, Gilles Laurent

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean Minondo

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aruna Villiers

    Music Composers :

    Jean-Philippe Goude, Ramon Pipin

    Still Photographers :

    Éric Caro, Nathalie Eno

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    16/06/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    93.942

    Visa issue date :

    27/05/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope