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Empty Days

A Feature film by Marion Vernoux

Produced by ADR Productions

Release in France : 01/12/1999

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ADR Productions

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Pyramide Distribution

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Pyramide International

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A man, a woman. Married. But not to each other. They're unemployed. He's been out of a job for a few weeks, she lost hers fourteen months ago. Neither has anything to do all day long. They go shopping at the supermarket, where they become friends. A friendship that slowly turns into love, despite themselves. So they become lovers. Secret, insolent, casual, surprising lovers for idle days. But one day, the man finds another job.


A man and a woman fill in their days: they shop at the supermarket, become

friends, then lovers. One day, the man finds a new job. Sometimes I think

it would have been better if I'd broken my leg rather than persist in

telling this sort of story. Sometimes I think: next time, they'll work,

they'll fall in love at first sight, some place in the tropics, and blah

di blah. Just joking‡” I don't tan!

Marion Vernoux - Director

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

Alain Rozanes, Pascal Verroust

Director of Photography :

Dominique Colin

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Production Designer :

Emmanuelle Duplay

Costume designer :

Marie Vernoux

Screenwriters :

Marion Vernoux, Santiago Amigorena

Sound Recordist :

Michel Casang

Editor :

Jennifer Augé

Music Composer :

Alexandre Desplat

Sales Agent :

Éric Lagesse

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 45 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (8)

Melbourne International Film Festival - 2000

Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


French films selected

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2000

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2000)


Main Program Section Feature Films

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1999

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1999)


French Feature Films

TIFF - 1999

TIFF (Canada, 1999)


Contemporary World Cinema

Venice International Film Festival  - 1999

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1999)


Official Competition


Venice International Film Festival  - 1999

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1999)

Awards (2)

Pasinetti Award : Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Gold Medal of the Italian Senate