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Les Convoyeurs attendent

A Feature film by Benoît Mariage

Produced by K-Star

Release in France : 15/09/1999

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Mars Distribution

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Tamasa Distribution

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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.


"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

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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

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 34 min

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Color type :

Black & White

Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (10)

Sydney French Film Festival - 2000

Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


Films selected

Melbourne French Film Festival - 2000

Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


Films selected

TIFF - 1999

TIFF (Canada, 1999)


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)


Official Competition


Montreal World Film Festival - 1999

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1999)


Special Mention