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Rats and Rabbits

A Feature film by Lewis Furey

Produced by Productions Laure-Furey, Balzac Films

Release in France : 05/04/2000

    Synopsis

    In every big city, there is a part of town you don’t go into – where the only law is the law of the jungle. And it is here, in Rats & Rabbits, one hot summer’s night, that the Mayor is brutally assassinated. The spotlights swing onto the ghetto. Six misfits are caught in the glare, forced to perform a despairing and dangerous balancing act ; each needs the other but the rules of the game are clear – " every man for himself ".

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Productions Laure-Furey, Balzac Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    SND Groupe M6

    Co-production :

    M6 Films

    French distribution :

    Magouric Productions

    Subject

    After working for years on music shows and videos, I wanted to move on and make a movie for and with actors. The original play by George F. Walker appealed to me. I thought its dark humor would be a good way to handle a general state of confusion that I felt was in the air. The characters are all practically hysterical, careering around like comic book characters, but still, they’re all looking for absolutes in a closed environment. I took great and admittedly rather perverse pleasure in following my actors around the streets of my home city, Montreal, with a hand-held camera, watching them bounce off the walls and wonder “Where the hell is the exit?”

    Lewis Furey, Director

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Lewis Furey, Carole Laure

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard Simon

    Editor :

    Véronique Parnet

    Music Composers :

    Vic Emerson, Nicolas Haas

    Screenwriters :

    Pascal Arnold, Lewis Furey

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Paul Hurier, Frédéric Attal, Simon Goulet

    Production Designer :

    Frédéric Page

    Costume designer :

    Georges Lévesque

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    English

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    05/04/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.760

    Visa issue date :

    16/03/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes Film Market - 2000

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)

    Selection

    Selection