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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

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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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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


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

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 38 min

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Dolby DTS

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (7)

BFI London Film Festival - 2000

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2000)


Films selected

Melbourne International Film Festival - 2000

Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


French films selected

Munich - International Film Festival - 2000

Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)


Films selected

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 2000

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 2000)


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