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Stand-By

A Feature film by Roch Stéphanik

Produced by Salomé

Release in France : 26/07/2000

    Synopsis

    Gérard and Hélène have decided to start a new life in Buenos Aires. They are in the airport cafetaria waiting for their plane when Gérard tells Hélène he is leaving her. Hélène is in shock and she doesn’t take it in. Devastated, she tries to reason with him. But he gets away from her, she is unable to hold him back. So she remains at Orly airport, utterly lost, the victim of a whim that has destroyed eight years of life together. Hélène doesn’t ever leave the airport. She wanders in the corridors where one can spend an entire life. Soon she starts prostituting herself with the travellers in transit, awkwardly at first, then more recklessly. Prostitution without denegration while she waits for something else to happen, for the day she will be someone else. She becomes an Orly personality and makes friends with a barman. This is the start of a strange, sleep-walking life for Hélène… Or maybe a journey of initiation.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Salomé

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    FTD International Cinéma

    News agency (France) :

    Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Maurice Bernart

    Director of Photography :

    Tetsuo Nagata

    Continuity supervisor :

    Bénédicte Darblay

    Costume designers :

    Anouschka Debain-Dussaucy, Ève-Marie Arnault

    Screenwriter :

    Roch Stéphanik

    Editors :

    Dan Facundo, Roch Stéphanik

    Production Designers :

    Dominique Douret, Daphné Deboaisne

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    26/07/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 59 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    93.832

    Visa issue date :

    07/07/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (2)

    Festival Selections (4)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)

    Selection (2)

    World Cinema

    International Competition for First Films

    Awards

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)

    Awards (2)

    Award for Best Director : Roch Stéphanik

    Award for Best Actress : Dominique Blanc

    Delegations

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)

    Team (2)