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Walking In My Father's Footsteps

Walking In My Father's Footsteps

A Feature film by Rémi Waterhouse

Produced by Epithète Films

Release in France : 14/04/1999

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Epithète Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

Co-productions :

M6 Films, Polygram

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The only thing Sauveur inherited from his mother was the revelation of his father's identity. Sauveur drops everything to find that father. When he finally gets his father on the phone, the man mockingly denies paternity. The wounded Sauveur then adopts anonymity, becoming his father' s accomplice in a petty scam and thereby getting to know the man that his mother claimed could recite love poems. Thus begins an apprenticeship in disillusionment, until paternity catches up with them both.


For a long time, I've wanted to take a closer look at con artists. They're perfect scriptwriters - any mistake is costly - and accomplished actors. When two characters embody authentic yet ultimately conflicting truths, then a screenplay simply has to explore the upshot of that conflict. The son can't accept the vulgar tale told by his father, who nevertheless witnessed events; the father won't hear of anything other than chance and genetics. The sole, emotional truth escapes the father when he recognizes his son - by deserting him. (Rémi Waterhouse - Director)

Full credits (18)

Executive Producers :

Frédéric Brillion, Gilles Legrand

Screenwriters :

Rémi Waterhouse, Eric Vicaut

Sound recordists :

Jean-Paul Mugel, Anne Le Campion

Camera operators :

Jérôme Alméras, Nathalie Durand, Pierre Souchar

Editor :

Mireille Leroy

Assistant editors :

Laure Meynet, Christine Lucas-Navarro

Production Designer :

Aline Bonetto

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Sound mixer :

Anne Le Campion

Assistant directors :

Jean-Pierre Savinaud, Michel Ganz

Director of Photography :

Patrick Blossier

Sound assistant :

Sophie Chiabaut

Press Attaché (film) :

Denise Breton

Sound editor :

Michèle Catonné

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Marc Beacco

Stunt performer :

Patrick Medioni

Still photographers :

Stéphanie Branchu, Catherine Cabrol

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 28 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (5)

Hong Kong French Cinepanorama - 1999

Hong Kong French Cinepanorama (Hong Kong, 1999)


Films selected

Munich - International Film Festival - 1999

Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)


Films selected

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1999

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1999)


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