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Revenger's Comedies (The)

A Feature film by Malcolm Mowbray

Produced by Ima Films

Release in France : 13/01/1999

    Synopsis

    The enigmatic and aristocratic Karen Knightly has recently broken up with her lover, whereas Henry Bell, a conventional middle-management type, has just lost his job. Their diametrically opposed worlds intersect one rainy night on Tower Bridge, because both of them have deciced to put an end to things in the muddy waters of the Thames. Yet on finfing Karen hanging from the bridge, Henry effects a clumsy but successful rescue. Once out of danger, they recount their misfortunes to each other. Driven by bittenness, their shared desire to do away with themselves is transformed into a desire for revenge at which point Karen decides to organize a dangerous game.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Ima Films

    Foreign production companies :

    BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, Artisan Entertainment

    French distribution :

    AB International Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Orange Studio

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    As soon as I read the script of "The Revengers's comedies", I feel in love with it. The script had everything you dream of: a burlesque tale,sophistication, and intelligence. So I didn't hesitate to come aboard. The casting was very difficult, because the actors we wanted weren't free at the same time, and we couldn't manage to get them together. So when Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter and Kristen Scott Thomas finally agreed, we were truly proud of having such great actors not only for the leads but for the smaller part as weell. Even today, I still have wonderful memories of the film.

    (Marina Gefter - Executive Producer)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Georges Benayoun

    Director of Photography :

    Romain Winding

    Editor :

    Barrie Vince

    Costume designer :

    Anushia Nieradzik

    Screenwriter :

    Malcolm Mowbray

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Aude Thomas

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Desplat

    Still Photographer :

    Simon Mein

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    United States, Great Britain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (United States, Great Britain, France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    13/01/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.640

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director