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Strange Gardens

Strange Gardens

A Feature film by Jean Becker

Produced by Ice 3, UGC Images

Release in France : 26/03/2003

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Executive Producers :

Ice 3, UGC Images

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

Co-productions :

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

Fox France

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Every Sunday, it’s always the same old story: Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show.
André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past that will explain the reason for Lucien’s father’s strange behavior. At the end of World War Two, both men, in a “fit of patriotism” committed a pathetic act of resistance and got caught at it by the Germans. These would-be heroes became German hostages and were thrown into a “dungeon,” along with other sorry companions, where they waited to be shot.
Their lives were saved by the heroic actions of an elderly railroad man, a German soldier and an incredible display of humanity.
This amazing story will change the way Lucien sees his father.



Strange Gardens


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Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Louis Becker

Screenwriters :

Jean Cosmos, Guillaume Laurant, Jean Becker

Sound recordists :

Bernard Rochut, Vincent Montrobert, Anne Le Campion

Press Attaché (film) :

Etienne Lerbret

Production Designers :

Thérèse Ripaud, Bruno Margery

Casting :

Jean-Paul Becker, Maguy Aime

Author of original work :

Michel Quint

Director of Photography :

Jean-Marie Dreujou

Production Manager :

Bernard Bolzinger

Editor :

Jacques Witta

Music Composer :

Zbigniew Preisner

Costume designer :

Sylvie de Segonzac

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Dolby DTS