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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Epithète Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Co-productions :

    M6 Films, Polygram

    French distribution :

    Polygram

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    International releases (8)

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    Subject

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    14/04/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.511

    Visa issue date :

    05/03/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (5)

    Hong Kong French Film Festival  - 1999

    Hong Kong French Film Festival (Hong Kong, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Munich - International Film Festival - 1999

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1999

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1999)

    Selection

    Feature Films

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