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Le Coût de la vie

Le Coût de la vie

A Feature film by Philippe Le Guay

Produced by Les Films des Tournelles

Release in France : 30/07/2003

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Executive Producer :

Les Films des Tournelles

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

M6 Films, Pathé Production, Gimages, Renn Productions

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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A compulsive miser who won’t pay his restaurant bill.
A restaurant owner whose generosity is making him go broke.
A mysterious women who’s determined to make men pay.
A factory owner who sells off his factories at cut-rate prices after a heart attack.
A young woman who has just come into a large inheritance who wants to be loved just for herself.
During the course of a few days, these characters will cross paths. Through their interwoven stories, “Le coût de la vie” tries to identify our personal relationship with money.
Where does our ability to handle money or our casual attitude to it spring from? Why do some people spend in a frenetic way while others cling on to their money as though it were one of the most vital parts of their being?
We think we’re talking about money, but in fact we’re talking about love.



Le Coût de la vie

Trailer-"Le Coût de la vie"

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Full credits (22)

Executive Producer :

Anne-Dominique Toussaint

Producer :

Romain Le Grand

Screenwriters :

Philippe Le Guay, Jean-Francois Goyet

Director of Photography :

Laurent Machuel

Sound assistants :

Vincent Goujon, Yves-Marie Omnes, Olivier Villette

Camera Operator :

Adam Rozanski

Press Attaché (film) :

Alexandra Schamis

Assistant editors :

Éric Armbruster, Marie Da Costa, Christel Dewynter

Music Composer :

Philippe Rombi

Casting :

Frédérique Moidon

Sound mixers :

Dominique Hennequin, Christophe Vingtrinier

Assistant directors :

Gilles Balézeaux, Gabriel Levy, Yvon Rouve

Associate producers :

Pascal Judelewicz, Jérôme Seydoux

Co-producer :

Claude Berri

Sound recordists :

Laurent Poirier, Stéphane Reichart, Jean Goudier

Assistant Operators :

Thomas Bataille, Stephen Mack

Production Manager :

Jean-Jacques Albert

Editor :

Martine Giordano

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvie Koechlin

Foley artist :

Patrick Egreteau

Costume designer :

Anne Schotte

Still Photographer :

Emilie de la Hosseraye

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 40 min

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Posters (1)


News (5)

Festival Selections (9)

French Film Festival in China - 2004

French Film Festival in China (China, 2004)


French feature films selected (out of competition)

CoLCoA - 2004

CoLCoA (United States, 2004)


Short Film Program

Cairo - International Film Festival - 2003

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2003)


Official Competition

Montreal World Film Festival - 2003

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2003)


European Cinema

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