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The Annuity

The Annuity

A Feature film by Pierre Tchernia

Produced by Dargaud Films, United Artists

Release in France : 19/01/1972

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Actors (43)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producers :

Dargaud Films, United Artists

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma

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Doctor Galipeau has a brother, Emile, whose wife has just given birth to a baby boy and who dreams of owning a house. He has just examined Louis Martinet, an old man who, according to him, is in the last stages. That is why he advises Emile to purchase Martinet's house for an annuity. Unfortunately for the Galipeaus, not only does Martinet recover but, month after month, year after year, the "dying man" proves hale and hearty as well! Whereas the greedy Galipeaus fall from the frying pan into the fire...

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Full credits (15)

Assistant directors :

Bernard Mongourdin, Francis Pernet

Screenwriters :

Pierre Tchernia, René Goscinny

Director of Photography :

Jean Tournier

Camera Operator :

Gilles Bonneau

Continuity supervisor :

Catherine Prevert

Music Composer :

Gérard Calvi

Sound Mixer :

Jean Nény

Location Manager :

Jean-Marie Durand

Producers :

René Goscinny, Léon Zuratas

Voice :

Roger Carel, Nathalie Serrault, Claude Dasset

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Lebreton

Editors :

Isabelle García de Herreros, Françoise Javet

Production Designer :

Willy Holt

Costume designer :

Gladys de Segonzac

Still Photographer :

Jean-Louis Castelli

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Feature film

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Ageing, Family

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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