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The Giraffe's Neck

The Giraffe's Neck

A Feature film by Safy Nebbou

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 29/09/2004

    Synopsis

    Nine-year-old Mathilde has lived alone with her mother, Helene, since her parents got divorced and her grandfather had a heart operation.
    Mathilde's bad grades cause a lot of friction between herself and her mother. She often hides under her bed where she's created her own world full of mysteries. One night, Mathilde runs away to the nursing home where her grandfather, Paul, is recovering. In her hands, she has a letter from Madeleine, her grandmother, who disappeared thirty years before. Mathilde has worked out that her family has been lying to her; her grandmother isn't dead. She's come to get Paul so that he can help her find Madeleine. They take the dawn train for Biarritz...
    Helene is upset to find dozens of letters from her mother among Mathilde's things and to discover that her father has been hiding what he knows from her. She heads to the south west of France in her car...
    A journey toward truth thus begins for Paul, Mathilde and Helene. Screens collapse, secrets and lies fade. Thanks to Mathilde's strength and sense of purpose, the trio will at last be able to speak honestly with each other.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Telema

    Foreign production company :

    Saga Film

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Co-productions :

    Move Movie, France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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    Photos (19)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles Gassot

    Screenwriters :

    Safy Nebbou, Danièle Thompson

    Sound Recordist :

    Frank Struys

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Vanessa Jerrom

    Sound editor :

    Valérie Lepage

    Music Composer :

    Pascal Gaigne

    Assistant director :

    Caroline Redy-Pinto

    Director of Photography :

    Romain Winding

    Production manager :

    Tamara Setton

    Editor :

    Bernard Sasia

    Production Designer :

    Cyril Gomez-Mathieu

    Costume designer :

    Kristin Van Passel

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    29/09/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    109.227

    Visa issue date :

    10/09/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color