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Gilles' Wife

Gilles' Wife

A Feature film by Frédéric Fonteyne

Produced by Liaison Cinématographique

Release in France : 15/09/2004

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Executive Producer :

Liaison Cinématographique

Co-productions :

France 3 Cinéma, Nord-Ouest Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Wild Bunch

Line production :

Liaison Cinématographique

Foreign production companies :

Samsa Film, Artémis Productions, Fama Film, Lucky Red, Eyescreen

French distribution :

Mars Distribution

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It’s the 1930s, in a working class milieu.
It’s the story of Elisa. Elisa is married to Gilles who works in a foundry. Sometimes he’s on the night shift, sometimes he’s on the day shift. The foundry never stops.
Elisa looks after their children and the house and spends each day waiting for Gilles to return. Her sister, Victorine, has just started working in a store in town and often stops by to see her sister to give her a helping hand and to play with the children.
Elisa is expecting another baby. Crazy ideas start crossing her mind. Gilles and Victorine, Victorine and Gilles… But no, they’re just silly ideas. It’s strange how moody pregnant women can be.
And then, one day, she’s assailed by a feeling, an unshakeable, unbearable certitude: something is going on between Gilles and Victorine. A strange interior conflict then ensues, a struggle full of courage, abnegation and silence. A struggle to reclaim what was lost. A struggle to once again become Gilles’ wife.

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Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Manu Kamanda

Line Producer :

Serge Zeitoun

Foreign Producer :

Olivier Rausin

Sound Recordist :

Carlo Thoss

Editor :

Ewin Ryckaert

Continuity supervisor :

Josiane Morand

Music Composer :

Vincent D'Hondt

Make-up Artist :

Aurélie Elich

Author of original work :

Madeleine Bourdouxhe

Screenwriters :

Frédéric Fonteyne, Philippe Blasband, Marion Hänsel

Director of photography :

Virginie Saint-Martin

Press Attaché (film) :

Vanessa Jerrom

Sound Editor :

Étienne Curchod

Production Designer :

Véronique Sacrez

Costume designers :

Christian Schnezler, Anne Fournier, Agnès Dubois

Sound Mixer :

Franco Piscopo

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Feature film

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France, Belgium, Luxembourg

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Majority French (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)

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1 h 43 min

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Istanbul Film Festival - 2005

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