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The Brighter Way

A Feature film by Éric Le Roch

Produced by Les Films d'Avalon

Release in France : 02/05/2001

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Les Films d'Avalon

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Mars Distribution

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Jean, an office worker, vents his spleen from dawn to dusk on every living creature, human or animal. His horrible behavior finally gets him fired. Jobless, he decides to go visit his uncle in a retirement home in La Baule, a beach resort. He runs into Antoine, a conjurer and practitioner of meditation, a gentle, generous guy who is also heading back to La Baule, where he lives. At first, Jean finds Antoine’s mysticism and goodness infuriating, but he is also attracted by his simple honesty. He offers him a ride in his car. On the way, the car breaks down and they have to spend the weekend in a village, waiting for it to be fixed. Over the weekend, Antoine tries to improve Jean’s bitter, cynical nature.

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Executive Producer :

Philippe Braunstein

Director of Photography :

Wilfrid Sempé

Sound Assistant :

Yves Coméliau

Editor :

Marie-Hélène Mora

Music Composer :

Franco Perry

Screenwriter :

Éric Le Roch

Sound Recordist :

Alain Contrault

Press Attaché (film) :

Nathalie Mercier

Production Designer :

Patrick Farrugia

Costume designer :

Barbara Kraft

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 36 min

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Festival Selections

Cairo - International Film Festival - 2001

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2001)


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