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The Idol

The Idol

A Feature film by Samantha Lang

Produced by Fidélité Films

Release in France : 29/01/2003

    Synopsis

    In a crumbling Parisian apartment building, Zao, an elderly Chinese man, crosses paths with Sarah, a young Australian actress, when she moves in across the hall.
    Her mind is clearly elsewhere, and when Zao discovers Sarah is bent on suicide, he suggests a pact: he’ll cook refined Chinese dishes for her up until the fatal day.
    An intense, ambiguous and subtly erotic relationship forms between them under the watchful gaze of their inquisitive and jealous neighbors.

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Fidélité Films

    Foreign production company :

    ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Mars Distribution, Prima, Arte France Cinéma, Gimages

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    Photos (5)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Brach, Samantha Lang

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Vionnet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Etienne Lerbret

    Production Designer :

    Prisque Salvi

    Costume designer :

    Pascaline Chavanne

    Author of original work :

    Michelle Tourneur

    Director of Photography :

    Benoît Delhomme

    Production Manager :

    Richard Malbequi

    Editor :

    Chantal Hymans

    Music Composer :

    Gabriel Yared

    Sound Mixer :

    Olivier Dô Hûu

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    29/01/2003

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    101.035

    Visa issue date :

    15/01/2003

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

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    News (2)

    Festival Selections (4)

    TIFF - 2002

    TIFF (Canada, 2002)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2002

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2002)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Delegations (2)