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Esther Kahn

Esther Kahn

A Feature film by Arnaud Desplechin

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 04/10/2000

    Synopsis

    London at the end of the 19th century.
    Esther Kahn lives in the East End, child of Jewish immigrants.
    They all work in the family’s tailor shop. Esther is slow and closed in on herself, she voices no opinions about anything, no feelings for anyone; Esther is stone.
    It’s when she goes to the theater that Esther “awakens” and comes to life, for she doesn’t look at plays in the same way that others do, she lives them.
    She decides to become an actress.
    Thus begins her apprenticeship in the theater and the world which culminates one night, on stage, when she suddenly feels the effects of twenty years of repressed existence surge from within her.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Arts Council of England, BSkyB - British Sky Broadcasting, British Screen

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Les Films Alain Sarde, France 3 Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

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    International releases (12)

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Pascal Caucheteux

    Screenwriters :

    Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Gautier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound Editor :

    Pascal Villard

    Production Designer :

    John Henson

    Costume designer :

    Nathalie Duerrinckx

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Great Britain, France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    04/10/2000

    Runtime :

    2 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    95.363

    Visa issue date :

    22/09/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    DTS

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (2)

    Festival Selections (5)

    Munich - International Film Festival - 2000

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Cannes Film Market - 2000

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)

    Selection

    Selection

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2000

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2000)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films