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A Simple Story

A Simple Story

A Feature film by Claude Sautet

Produced by Rialto film gmbh, Sara Films, Renn Productions

Release in France : 22/11/1978

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Rialto film gmbh, Sara Films, Renn Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :


TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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A simple story about simple people. A 38 old divorced woman (Marie), who now has a lover (Serge) but decides to leave him, abort his baby, and then returns with her ex-husband (Georges). Their daily life and of their friends, who have the same typical problems.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (15)

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean-Loup Dabadie

Screenwriters :

Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet

Director of Photography :

Jean Boffety

Assistant Operators :

Pierre Boffety, Jean-Paul Rosa Da Costa, Michel Abramowicz

Editor :

Jacqueline Thiedot

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Still Photographer :

Georges Pierre

Producers :

Claude Berri, Alain Sarde

Foreign Producer :

Horst Wendlandt

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Production Manager :

Michel Choquet

Production Designer :

Georges Levy

Production Designer :

Georges Levy

Sound Mixer :

Vincent Arnardi

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Psychological comedy

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Coproducer countries :

France, Germany

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Germany)

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1980

Academy Awards (United States, 1980)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1979

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1979)

Selection (10)

Best Sound : Pierre Lenoir

Best Cinematography : Jean Boffety

Best Original Music : Philippe Sarde

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet

Best Director : Claude Sautet

Best Supporting Actress : Arlette Bonnard

Best Supporting Actor : Claude Brasseur

Best Actress : Romy Schneider

Best Actor : Claude Brasseur

Best Film