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Bénarès

Bénarès

A Feature film by Barlen Pyamootoo

Produced by Artcam International

Release in France : 29/03/2006

    Synopsis

    Because he’s won a large sum of money at cards, Mayi suggests to his best friend, Nad, that they head for the city to pick up two women.
    They leave Benares, a tiny village sweltering in Mauritius’s mugginess, and hitch a ride with an old man in his pickup truck to Port-Louis. Here they find two prostitutes, get them to climb on board, light up cigarettes, and exchange a few words, hopes, and dreams while heading back for Benares, all the while pretending they’re going nowhere in particular. They’re a strange crew on a strange adventure where the howls of dogs wandering beside the road ripple through the night peopled by ghosts. In the pickup that takes them back to their village in the south, they evoke the other Benares, the sacred city in India where Hindus go to die to gain their place in paradise.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Artcam International

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Joël Farges, Élise Jalladeau

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Bouquin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie Queysanne

    Sound Editor :

    Vianney Aubé

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Vieillard

    Author of original work :

    Barlen Pyamootoo

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Aubouy

    Editor :

    Annette Dutertre

    Music Composer :

    Ernest Wiehe

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Mauritian Creole

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France)

    Production year :

    2005

    French release :

    29/03/2006

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    108.518

    Visa issue date :

    17/03/2006

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Presskit