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A Feature film by Roch Stéphanik

Produced by Salomé

Release in France : 26/07/2000

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Actors (13)

Production and distribution (5)

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FTD International Cinéma

News agency (France) :

Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

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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.

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

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 59 min

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Dolby SRD

Posters (1)


News (2)

Festival Selections (4)

Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)


Official Competition

Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)

Selection (2)

World Cinema

International Competition for First Films


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


Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)

Team (2)