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Les Convoyeurs attendent

A Feature film by Benoît Mariage

Produced by K-Star

Release in France : 15/09/1999

    Synopsis

    Robert lives in a suburb in northern France with his wife and children, Michel (15 years old) and Louise (8). He earns a modest living as a photographer with the local newspaper, eavesdropping on police frequencies, stalking human interest stories, and rushing to the site of road accidents. He doesn't have much time to think about moral issues. And yet, as the year 2000 dawns, Robert wants to make it big. He wants to get into the record books and win the car promised by the local chamber of commerce. Any exploit will do the trick.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    K-Star

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    International releases (13)

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    Subject

    "Les Convoyeurs attendent" is often categorized as a contemporary social fable. It's true that today's lack of spirituality lies at the heart of the film. The protagonists go through life without thinking or reflecting, just like the world in which they move – like the door that opens and closes. But this social backdrop is only there to reveal the family, because the film is above all about a father – about his silence, his fears, his emptiness. We can't help loving him despite his foolishness, his lack of judgment and his inability to communicate. The same you way can love Don Quixote for tilting at windmills. The enormous energy wasted by Roger Closset moves me and makes me laugh, even if the laughter sometimes sounds politely despairing.

    Benoît Mariage – Director

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Dominique Janne

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Guilbert

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Production Designer :

    Chris Cornil

    Costume designer :

    Anne Fournier

    Screenwriter :

    Benoît Mariage

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Hespel

    Editor :

    Philippe Bourgueil

    Music Composers :

    Stéphane Huguenin, Yves Sanna

    French Distributor :

    Stéphane Célérier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    15/09/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    95.293

    Visa issue date :

    03/09/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (10)

    Sydney French Film Festival - 2000

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Melbourne French Film Festival - 2000

    Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1999

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1999)

    Selection (2)

    World Cinema

    Other Awards

    Directors' Fortnight - 1999

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1999)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1999

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1999)

    Awards

    Special Mention