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Cœur allumé

A Feature film by Hector Babenco

Produced by HB Filmes

Release in France : 17/11/1999

    Synopsis

    A man returns to his home town for the first time in twenty years, in order to visit his sick father. There he discovers that his first girl friend, who supposedly died in a "suicide pact," is still alive. Yearning for that youthful love, he meets another woman with whom he again experiences the same boundless passion. It seems as though no time has gone by and the two women are one and the same.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    HB Filmes

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    HB Filmes

    Co-production :

    Flach Film

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    Subject

    What is one's most fervent, deepest, authentic desire? Rummaging deep in his memory, forgotten fragments of his past surge to mind. He clung to his images and tried to reconstruct the story of his life from what remained of his memory. From these snapshots of the past, which survived oblivion, he drew a story that was neither true nor false, but which he wrote down. Some time later, after having recovered, he decided that the only way to finally forget these images was to recount them. Only then could his second life commence. So the man worked with all his strength in order to remain faithful to his memories, which ultimately gave birth to "Coeur allumé."

    Hector Babenco – Director, excerpt from the press folder

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Hector Babenco, Francisco Ramalho

    Co-producers :

    Oscar Kramer, Jean-François Lepetit

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Patricia Clément

    Production Designer :

    Carlos Conti

    Costume designer :

    Marisa Urruti

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Hector Babenco, Ricardo Piglia

    Director of Photography :

    Lauro Escorel

    Editor :

    Mauro Alice

    Music Composer :

    Preisner Zbigniew

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Brazil

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Brazil)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    17/11/1999

    Runtime :

    2 h 10 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.443

    Visa issue date :

    26/11/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1998

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1998)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films