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The Friends

The Friends

A Feature film by Gérard Blain

Produced by Planfilm, Organisation Cinématographique Française (OCF), Cinépol

Release in France : 10/11/1971

    Synopsis

    Philippe (Philippe March) is an older man and an industrialist whose wife is confined to her bed. They have no children. As he is preparing to go on a vacation to the seaside, he strikes up an acquaintance with Paul (Yann Favre), a young working-class boy, and decides to bring him along. This is Paul's first glimpse of how the other half lives, with their first-class hotels and so on. When he meets some aristocratic young people at the resort, he tries to put over the fiction that he is of their class, with poor success.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Planfilm, Organisation Cinématographique Française (OCF), Cinépol

    French distribution :

    Planfilm

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Louis Duchesne, Gérard Blain, René Thévenet

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Blain, André Debaecque

    Sound Recordist :

    Raymond Saint-Martin

    Editor :

    Bob Wade

    Music Composers :

    François de Roubaix, Yves Gilbert

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Gérard Blain

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Robin

    Production Manager :

    Louis Duchesne

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Flamand

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Themes :

    Friendship, Homosexuality

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1970

    French release :

    10/11/1971

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    37441

    Visa issue date :

    05/11/1971

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1971

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1971)

    Selection

    Out of Competition