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Augustin, King Of Kung-Fu

A Feature film by Anne Fontaine

Produced by Ciné B, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 25/08/1999

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Ciné B, Les Films Alain Sarde

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma, Orange Studio

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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Augustin is the next Kung-Fu king. Or so he thinks. His chances of succeding appear slim, it's true, when you look at him... Since Kung-Fu won't come to Augustin, it's Augustin who'll go to Kung-Fu. But China, the cradle of martial arts, is far away. Especially by bike... May as well start with near-Orient, Chinatown-style, that is, in Paris' eastern district. He'll force himself to eat, speak and think Chinese there. And he'll discover new friendships and the prickle of feelings stirred into life by the needles of an exiled acupuncurist. At last he'll live his life without relinquishing his dream.


I have very strange memories of the shoot for the following reasons: the feeling of being in China, when in fact we were in Paris' Chinese neighborhood, Porte de Choisy; the kindness and lively spirits of the neighborhood's inhabitants; learning many things from the director Anne Fontaine, a wonderful, very talented woman whose advice helped me develop as a film actor; my total amazement at the rave reviews the press gave my performance. I simply tried to not stammer, and to act in a simple, true way.

Darry Cowl

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Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Philippe Carcassonne, Alain Sarde

Screenwriters :

Jacques Fieschi, Anne Fontaine

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Laureux

Editor :

Luc Barnier

Music Composers :

Ri-Mah, Olivier Lebe

Sales Agent :

Jacques-Eric Strauss

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jacques Fieschi, Anne Fontaine

Director of Photography :

Christophe Pollock

Production manager :

Sylvie Barthet

Production Designer :

Katia Wyszkop

Costume designer :

Christian Gasc

Still Photographer :

Nathalie Eno

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Feature film

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Spain, France

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Majority French (Spain, France)

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1 h 29 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (3)

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1999

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1999)


Out of Competition

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1999

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1999)


French Feature Films

TIFF - 1999

TIFF (Canada, 1999)


Contemporary World Cinema