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Chili con carne

A Feature film by Thomas Gilou

Produced by F Comme Film

Release in France : 29/08/1999

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F Comme Film

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Océan Films Distribution

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TF1 Films Production

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Océan Films Distribution

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Inès is thirty-five-years-old, independent and passionate. She's the center of a genuine tribe consisting of her three "exs" (Pierre, Gabriel and Yannick), the three children she's had with each of them, and her grandmother (who emigrated with her from their native Chile twenty years earlier). A real harmony exists between them all, despite problems that arise in daily life. Claude, meanwhile, is a corporate executive; he's based his life on the values of profitability, power and money. In brief, he's from another planet and when he comes into Inès's life he causes a major earthquake.


I wanted audiences to take a musical journey and discover tones that they could relate to a story and faces. The bolero is the film's musical base, but the Peruvian waltz, the salsa, mambo, and Cuban music are in there, too. This music's extraordinary richness moves me. There are African and European influences – it's a mixture and therefore already a meeting. The soul and feeling required to perform the music is part of its complexity. And that can't be written. Nor invented, either!

Thomas Gilou – Director, excerpt from the press folder

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Jean-Louis Livi

Line Producer :

Jean-Louis Nieuwbourg

Director of Photography :

Jean-Claude Larrieu

Production Manager :

Jean-Louis Nieuwbourg

Editor :

Florence Bon

Costume designer :

Marie-José Escolar

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Florence Gilardo, Thomas Gilou

Screenwriter :

Florence Gilardo

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Befve

Press Attachés (film) :

Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

Production Designer :

Olivier Raoux

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 43 min

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