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Les Marchands de sable

Les Marchands de sable

A Feature film by Pierre Salvadori

Produced by Les Films Pelléas, Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 05/07/2000

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Les Films Pelléas, Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

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Les Films du Losange

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Mercure Distribution

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Two cafes face each other in a modest square in the heart of a Parisian neighborhood. Here drugs are bought and sold. Deals enforced and slot machines installed.
Money changes hands. The neighborhood’s young folk are the main players in this dirty game; they make a few bucks and risk losing their lives. Mild-mannered Alain watches the world from behind his bar. He’s slow to understand exactly what’s going on, even slower to react.
That is until a young woman, Marie, bursts into his café and pleads with him to help her find the men who have killed her brother…


Full credits (16)

Executive Producers :

Gilles Sandoz, Philippe Martin

Screenwriters :

Pierre Salvadori, Nicolas Saada

Sound Recordist :

Laurent Poirier

Production Manager :

Pascal Bonnet

Editor :

Isabelle Devinck

Continuity supervisor :

Sandrine Cayron

Music Composer :

Camille Bazbaz

Costume designer :

Virginie Montel

Assistant directors :

Sandra Dalle, Fred Nicolas, Marie Weinberger

Director of Photography :

Gilles Henry

Assistant Operator :

Anne Nicolet

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Sound Editor :

Stéphane Brunclair

Production Designers :

Sandrine Jarron, Yan Arlaud

Casting :

Alain Charbit

Sound Mixer :

Joël Rangon

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 35 min

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Festival Selections (4)

BFI London Film Festival - 2000

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2000)


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