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Veloma

Veloma

A Feature film by Marie de Laubier

Produced by Lancelot Films

Release in France : 17/07/2002

    Synopsis

    Philippe comes well and truly last in a round-the-world solo sailing competition. No skin off the sponsor’s nose; this way he’s in the news! After this long absence, Philippe doesn’t find it easy fitting back into daily life – however harmonious – with his translator girlfriend, Lucie, and his six-year-old son Vincent. He’s assailed by a kind of land-sickness. During an ordinary sailing trip, he simply disappears into the open sea off La Rochelle.
    His body can’t be found, making it difficult for those near to him to truly grieve as there’s no tangible proof of his death. Lucie fights grief and refuses to accept his death. Little by little, she unearths or invents several mysteries surrounding his disappearance.
    He’d taken out life insurance and lent a considerable amount of money to a Madagascan friend who’d set himself up as a stringed instrument manufacturer in Paris. Lucie desperately denies Philippe’s death by refusing the assurance money.
    She even manages to convince Guy-Auguste, the insurance agent, to take his investigation as far as Madagascar to search for a man presumed dead.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Lancelot Films

    French distribution :

    Mondo Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Christian Tison

    Director of photography :

    Emmanuelle Collinot

    Production Manager :

    Pascal Metge

    Editor :

    Paul Laubier (de)

    Screenwriters :

    Marie de Laubier, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Alexis Galmot

    Sound Recordist :

    Jacques Ballay

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Frédérique Giezendanner

    Production Designer :

    Ioannis Lazarou

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    17/07/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    97.269

    Visa issue date :

    17/04/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD