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Paddy

A Feature film by Gérard Mordillat

Produced by Stephan-Films

Release in France : 14/07/1999

    Synopsis

    Ben was Paddy's lover, and Jean's too. When Ben bike crashed and exploded, it blew up all he left behind as well. Since his death, Jean and Paddy have formed a couple of sorts. In their run-down, neglected house, they ignore each other, apparently hating yet never ceasing to love each other. Never together, they drift along together, each tossed in turn when he or she ventures into the sea that surrounds them. Jean works in a weapons factory. Paddy shuts herself up. And when Dorothée, Ben's little sister turns up one day, death is suddenly there on the doorstep again…

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Stephan-Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide, Le Pacte

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Diaphana Films

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    Subject

    If I had to define it, I'd say "Paddy" is a film noir without a crime plot. It's a modern romance. And Romanticism is always dark – remember that the Romantic movement's ambition was to bring down the Old World. It's the tragic story of Jean and Paddy, of a great love played out in downfall. It's important to stress that the characters in "Paddy" are part of real society. They're skilled workers in a high-tech sector, military lasers. They're young yet don't seem to have much time in front of them. They're in a hurry, driven by an inexplicable urgency, and die at full speed. At the speed of light perhaps.

    Gérard Mordillat - Director

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Véra Belmont

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Barès

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Costume designer :

    Caroline de Vivaise

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Gérard Mordillat, Jérôme Prieur

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Vionnet

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Claude Petit

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    14/07/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    95.101

    Visa issue date :

    30/04/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85