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On fait comme on a dit

On fait comme on a dit

A Feature film by Philippe Berenger

Produced by Ciné Valse

Release in France : 24/05/2000

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Ciné Valse

Film exports/foreign sales :


News agency (France) :

Moteur !

Co-production :

Cine Factory

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution


One morning, 10.00 am. In a suburban home, three men in their late thirties wait for buddy numero 4 to arrive.
They will then take a little trip down to the local bank where their partner-in-crime Séverine is waiting for them. It could be the start of a thriller, but unfortunately our friends possess all the talents of a gang of … bunglers.
No small wonder, then, that they’re masters of invention when it comes to getting themselves into a fix. Dreamers, yes, gangsters, never.


After my first film, “Méditerranées,” a tough, gritty, autobiographical drama, the next script I was given was a comedy story. To me, this screwball fantasy about a gang of wishful thinkers and their ill-gotten gains was pure escapism. The tender, poetic story of these overgrown kids will appeal to everyone who has known true friendships and is still a child at heart. For anyone else, tough! Though I didn’t write the film myself, I deeply identified with these buddies and their words and situations. “On fait comme on a dit” is an unpretentious bubble with a big smile on it. Say cheese!

Philippe Bérenger, Director

Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Alain Sarde

Screenwriter :

David Vincent

Sound Recordist :

François de Morant

Production manager :

Marie-Anne Leverbe

Editor :

Jacqueline Herbeth

Production Designer :

Frédéric Astich-Barré

Casting :

Stéphane Foenkinos

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Assistant directors :

Frédérique Lagarde, Thomas Decros

Director of Photography :

Michel Sourioux

Assistant Operator :

Jérôme Carles

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Astrid Gavard

Continuity supervisor :

Catherine Coste

Music Composer :

Maïdi Roth

Costume designer :

Cécile Cotten

Still Photographer :

Emilie de la Hosseraye

Technical details

Feature film

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Comedy, Crime/thriller

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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