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Le Schpountz

Le Schpountz

A Feature film by Gérard Oury

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 25/08/1999

    Synopsis

    Baptiste Fabre runs a small grocery in a village near Marseille. He has raised not only his son Casimir, but also his nephew Irénée. Whereas Casimir has his feet on the ground and will make a good businessman, Irénée is whimsical and shows little aptitude for the grocer's trade. He loves the movies and is convinced he's a born actor – he dreams of becoming a star and is just waiting for his chance to come along. While making a delivery in the van with Casimir, Irénée meets a crew scouting locations for a film. He is determined to seize this chance of a lifetime.

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    Subject

    As a film-maker categorized in the "comedy" genre, I've suffered from the same simplistic preconceptions that Molière decried, which devalue producers of laughter in the performing arts. Marcel Pagnol struggled against this prejudice with all his wit and his passion. And anyway, the idea of the existence of a Schpountz is totally believable: everyday for years I've received at least one letter from a boy or girl wanting to become a star and ready to seize any opportunity. Acting classes are full of Schpountzes. The need to dream is all the stronger in these days of unemployment and social segregation — a Schpountz is a dreamer who has the energy and stubbornness worthy of that dream.

    Gérard Oury – Director, excerpt from the press folder

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Poiré

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Oury, Albert Algoud

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Sempé

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Agostini

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Laurent Renard

    Sound Editor :

    Luc Forveille

    Production Designer :

    Dominique André

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Author of original work :

    Marcel Pagnol

    Directors of Photography :

    François Lartigue, Arthur Cloquet

    Assistant Operator :

    Dominique Delguste

    Production managers :

    Philippe Desmoulins, Henri Brichetti

    Editor :

    Catherine Kelber

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Perrin-Thevenet

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Still Photographer :

    Vincent Rossell

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Literary adaptation

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    25/08/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 24 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.741

    Visa issue date :

    04/06/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital