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Bad Company

Bad Company

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Améris

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde, Pan-Européenne

Release in France : 20/10/1999

    Synopsis

    Delphine is fifteen. Her life is completely empty. And then, suddenly, it seems completely full: she has a lover (Laurent), a friend (Olivia) and everything that goes with them—sex, music, the impression of no longer being alone, of constantly moving ahead, of existing. But hanging out with this "bad crowd" leads Delphine into the throes of passion as she discovers that, at age fifteen, she'll do anything for love

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Alain Sarde, Pan-Européenne

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    News agency (France) :

    Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

    Co-production :

    M6 Films

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

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    International releases (16)

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    Subject

    Right from the start, I decided to handle this tale not as a human interest story but as an unusual love story, far from sociological considerations. My style tends to be realistic, but I seek to reveal the way my characters shatter the reality that oppresses them. The film is an evil fairy tale. It attempts to incorporate, in a very modern and contemporary context, the eternal themes associated with dark Romanticism. I wanted to depict the passion experienced by characters between the ages of 15 and 17, a period when everything is intensified, when teenagers display a taste for the absolute and a thirst for the eternal. The theme that runs throughout my films is the spirit of adolescence. I was able to make this film not as an adult looking back on that period but as someone on an equal footing with my characters and actors.

    Jean-Pierre Améris – Director, excerpt from the press folder

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Philippe Godeau, Alain Sarde

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Vandermeeren

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claude Davy

    Music Composer :

    Valérie Lindon

    Costume designer :

    Mic Cheminal

    Screenwriters :

    Alain Layrac, Jean-Pierre Améris

    Sound recordists :

    Georges Prat, Olivier Dô Hûu

    Editor :

    Martine Giordano

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Pierre Clech

    Sales Agent :

    Éric Lagesse

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    20/10/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.200

    Visa issue date :

    28/09/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (7)

    BFI London Film Festival - 2000

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Melbourne International Film Festival - 2000

    Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2000)

    Selection

    French films selected

    Munich - International Film Festival - 2000

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 2000

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 2000)

    Selection

    Feature Films

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