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A Feature film by Gjergj Xhuvani

Produced by Les Films des Tournelles

Release in France : 31/10/2001

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Executive Producer :

Les Films des Tournelles

Foreign production company :

Albanian General Vision

French distribution :

Les Films des Tournelles

Co-productions :

Roissy Films, Les Films en Hiver

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Celluloid Dreams

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Handsome young Andre arrives in a remote mountain village for his new teaching post at the local elementary school. Under the tight rule of the school Principal, Andre is surprised to discover that the only item on his first teacher meeting agenda is assignment of a political slogan for each class. Between "UP WITH REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT" and "AMERICAN IMPERIALISM IS ONLY A PAPER TIGER", Andre catches on that shorter slogans are preferable. In a physically demanding task, the teachers and young students must form the letters with rocks on neighbouring hillsides. This "political duty" dictates life in the village towards ironic and unexpected results. Among them, a love story between Andre and pretty French teacher, Diana. Under the paranoid probing eyes of the local Party Secretary, the simplest rumours and rivalries of the quaint village become comically misinterpreted. With preparations underway for the upcoming arrival of an important Party dignitary’s motorcade, the absurd reality of life under the late 1970s Albanian dictatorship shows its true face.

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

Pascal Judelewicz, Anne-Dominique Toussaint

Director of Photography :

Gérald Thiaville

Press Attaché (film) :

Viviana Andriani

Continuity supervisor :

Vetiola Mani

Music Composer :

Denis Barbier

Screenwriter :

Ylljet Aliçka

Sound Recordist :

Pierre-Yves Lavoué

Editor :

Didier Ranz

Production Designer :

Shaqir Veseli

Costume designer :

Durim Neziri

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Feature film

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Majority French (Albania)

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1 h 30 min

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Dolby SR