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Wrecked on Road 17

Wrecked on Road 17

A Feature film by Luc Moullet

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 29/05/2002

    Synopsis

    During the Gulf War, the paths of several groups of characters cross in France’s most desert-like region.
    The cast is as follows: An astrophysician who works alone with Geraldine in an observatory high in the mountains. He’d like to seduce Geraldine, but she seems to prefer the shepherd who’s been relegated to a shabby hut nearby.
    A group of filmmakers stuck in the middle of the countryside after their crew went on strike because lunch never turned up.
    A squadron of stupid soldiers who consider even the most minor incident to be proof of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of France.
    A maniacal geologist, oblivious of everything, who continues to search for the traces of a tectonic Big Bang in the most inaccessible places.
    Hikers who think it’s a disgrace to hitchhike.
    A horse breeder who earns his living by digging potholes with the purpose of trapping cars. He comes to people’s aid, using his cows to pull the cars free (Common Market agreements no longer allow him to make a living raising cattle).
    A car racing champion, Paul, whose car gets bogged down and who doesn’t want to abandon the vehicle. Instead, he sends his young female co-driver, Anne, a groupie who he treats badly and who is jealous of her rival, the car, to go for help in a nearby town.
    The car’s constructor who’s worried about the large shipment of drugs hidden in the trunk. This expensive prototype winds up in flames at the bottom of a ravine, much to Paul and Anne’s delight.
    All the women in the story will give into their impulses by climbing the aphrodisiac path that leads to the shepherd’s hut.
    The soldiers mistake a microfilm containing the layout of the rally for a strategic map belonging to the Irakis.
    Eventually this happy gang find themselves trussed up in straight jackets by the local police whose station wagon can’t can't them all.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    News agency (France) :

    Le Public Système Cinéma

    Co-production :

    La Vie est Belle

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

    Photos

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Screenwriter :

    Luc Moullet

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Daniel Bécache

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Bruno Barde, Sophie Bataille

    Continuity supervisor :

    Lucie Brion

    Music Composer :

    Albert Juross

    Sound Mixer :

    Cédric Lionnet

    Assistant director :

    Céline Rosa Anna Dupuis

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Stoeber

    Production managers :

    Marianne Germain, Frédéric Marboeuf

    Editor :

    Isabelle Patissou-Maintigneux

    Production Designer :

    Roland Mabille

    Costume designer :

    Patricia Veyra

    Still Photographer :

    Céline Rosa Anna Dupuis

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    29/05/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 21 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.388

    Visa issue date :

    21/06/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR