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So Be It

So Be It

A Feature film by Gérard Blain

Produced by Léo et Cie

Release in France : 29/03/2000

    Synopsis

    An honorable man is murdered because he knew too much about the dreadful deeds of the ruling class who puts gain before any human consideration. A happy family is destroyed by this murder. The son plunges into the heart of the tragedy and finds himself facing a double mission: he must honor his dead father by making his killers pay with their own blood and re-establish family harmony.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Léo et Cie

    French distribution :

    Les Films sans Frontières

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

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    Subject

    I’ve always found something familiar about the tragic universe of Federico Garcia Lorca’s plays and poetry. The first record I ever bought, in 1953, was “Chant Funèbre” recited by Marcel Lupovici, and that’s the old recording heard in the film, a little scratched with age but every bit as moving. Why did I use it? Because I thought the inner pain experienced by Régis, caused by his father’s death, found its ideal expression and perfect identification in Garcia Lorca’s text. What’s more, I can tell you that the tears in Régis’s eyes as he listened to the poem aren’t faked. For that matter, I probably have an obsession with death that I myself don’t really understand. In all my movies there are cemeteries, tombs, burials. Maybe because I think of death like a good friend, a good person, but supremely unjust.

    Gérard Blain, director – excerpt from press kit

    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Blain, Michel Marmin, Wilhelm Bérard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dany Martin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sophie Matalou

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Pierre Stora

    Still Photographer :

    Anne-Claire Cieutat

    Director of Photography :

    Daniel Gaudry

    Editor :

    Olivier Mauffroy

    Production Designer :

    Vincent Mateu

    Costume designer :

    Claire Risterucci

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    29/03/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    95.165

    Visa issue date :

    01/03/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2000

    Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2000)

    Selection

    Cinematheque Program - New French Cinema

    Locarno International Film Festival - 1999

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 1999)

    Selection

    International Competition