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The Officer's Ward

The Officer's Ward

A Feature film by François Dupeyron

Produced by ARP Sélection

Release in France : 26/09/2001

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Executive Producer :

ARP Sélection

Film exports/foreign sales :

ARP Sélection

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

ARP Sélection

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In the first days of August 1914, a young and attractive lieutenant of the Engineers named Adrien leaves on horseback on a reconnaissance mission. He’s hit by shellfire, and although alive, is left disfigured. His once pretty face is now pulp. He’ll spend the war in the officers’ quarters at the Val de Grâce military hospital. A room without mirrors, where each man sees himself reflected in the gaze of those around him. Five timeless years, striking up lifelong friendships. Five years to prepare for the future, for life.

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Full credits (21)

Executive Producers :

Laurent Pétin, Michèle Halberstadt

Author of original work :

Marc Dugain

Director of Photography :

Tetsuo Nagata

Sound assistant :

Annabel Acquaviva

Production Manager :

Jérôme Chalou

Editor :

Dominique Faysse

Assistant editor :

Virginie Bruant

Production Designer :

Patrick Durand

Music Composer :

Jean-Michel Bernard

Costume designer :

Catherine Bouchard

Still Photographer :

Jérôme Prebois

Assistant directors :

Alexis Charrier, Christophe Marillier

Screenwriter :

François Dupeyron

Sound Recordist :

Michel Kharat

Camera Operator :

Patrick de Ranter

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound Editor :

Jean Dubreuil

Continuity supervisor :

Cloé Perlemuter

Art Director :

Hervé Babaud

Casting :

Brigitte Moidon

Sound Mixer :

Gérard Lamps

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Feature film

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War, Handicap

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

2 h 15 min

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Dolby A

Posters (1)


News (5)

Festival Selections (14)

French Film Festival (South Africa) - 2005

French Film Festival (South Africa) (South Africa, 2005)


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

Selection (9)

Best Costume Design : Catherine Bouchard

Best Cinematography : Tetsuo Nagata

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : François Dupeyron

Most Promising Actor : Grégori Derangère

Most Promising Actor : Jean-Michel Portal

Best Supporting Actor : André Dussollier

Best Actor : Éric Caravaca

Best Director : François Dupeyron

Best Film

Moscow - French Film Festival - 2001

Moscow - French Film Festival (Russia, 2001)


Official Section

San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2001

San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 2001)


San Sebastian - International Film Festival

TIFF - 2001

TIFF (Canada, 2001)


Official Selection

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 2001

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 2001)


Feature Films

Cannes International Film Festival - 2001

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2001)


Official Competition - Feature Films


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

Awards (2)

César award for best supporting actor : André Dussollier

César award for best cinematography : Tetsuo Nagata

Delegations (2)