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Rue du Retrait

Rue du Retrait

A Feature film by René Féret

Produced by Les Films du 20ème, JML Productions / JML Distribution

Release in France : 28/03/2001

    Synopsis

    Isabelle, 45, top ad exec, elegant and refined, leads a selfish and futile existence. One day, in her neighborhood drugstore, she encounters Mado, a tiny, wizened, little old lady.

    She escorts Mado back to her house and comes in for a big surprise. Mado Bidois is 90 and her place is a pigsty: filthy, squalid, revolting, awful.
    Despite waves of panic at feeling trapped and feelings of revulsion, Isabelle returns to Mado’s place. They have nothing in common, and yet a close relationship develops between the two women. It’s not without friction, however, for the old woman desperately fights for her dignity and autonomy. But Isabelle changes…

    This powerful, moving story is also a vivid, colorful depiction of Paris today, focussing in particular on the Belleville neighborhood.

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    Production and distribution (3)

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    Full credits (11)

    Author of original work :

    Doris Lessing

    Director of Photography :

    François Lartigue

    Sound Assistant :

    Franck Flies

    Editor :

    Fabienne Camara

    Production Designer :

    Carlos Conti

    Sound Mixer :

    Laurent Chassaigne

    Screenwriter :

    René Féret

    Sound recordist :

    Christine Charpail

    Assistant Operator :

    Piotr Stadnicki

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Portolan

    Music Composer :

    Benjamin Raffaelli

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Ageing

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    28/03/2001

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.888

    Visa issue date :

    02/02/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66