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Vidange

Vidange

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Mocky

Produced by Lonely Pictures

Release in France : 21/10/1998

    Synopsis

    Mireille Bertillet, a small provincial magistrate engaged to marry a boring pharmacist, is transferred—to her great surprise—to the Central Law Court. Behind the move is the Attorney General, who wants an inexperienced judge to sit on big corruption cases. Recently, a huge dossier implicating a string of VIPs was put in the hands of Judge Montel, who opened his mouth too wide and landed up in jail....

    Actors (42)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Lonely Pictures

    French distribution :

    Caro-Line

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Lonely Pictures

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    I wanted make a film about the legal system, but without any courtroom scenes. I

    preferred to tell this story about a small magistrate from the backwoods (a woman—did you know that 70% of magistrates are women?) who comes to Paris to work on big cases and betrays her love in order not to betray her responsibilities. I thought it was a beautiful story about a topic that’s never been dealt with before: all those hustlers sniffing around the seats of power, brokering shady deals.... (Jean-Pierre Mocky)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Pierre Mocky

    Director of Photography :

    Edmond Richard

    Assistant Operator :

    Fabien Benzaquen

    Editors :

    Anne-Cécile Vergnaud, Jean-Pierre Mocky

    Production Designer :

    François Tixier

    Costume designer :

    Martine Henry

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pierre Mocky, André Ruellan, Michel Grisolia

    Sound Recordist :

    Luc Perini

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Fabienne Ferreira-Barbosa

    Continuity supervisor :

    Valentine Traclet

    Music Composer :

    Éric Demarsan

    Sales Agent :

    Jean-Pierre Mocky

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Social comedy

    Themes :

    Politics, Justice

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    21/10/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.450

    Visa issue date :

    21/12/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85