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The Birthday

The Birthday

A Feature film by Diane Kurys

Produced by New Light Films

Release in France : 21/09/2005

    Synopsis

    Raphaël Kessler, one of the kings of European reality TV, invites his best friends to celebrate his birthday by spending the weekend in his sumptuous residence in Marrakech. They’re not a group but a gang, the crew with whom Kessler fought for free radio back at the beginning of the eighties. But the businessman’s provocative success is tainted by a dark secret. Twenty years earlier, he betrayed his friends, and he intends to use his birthday party to redeem himself. He offers each of his friends four million euro. The group’s reaction, however, is not what he hoped for. But, deep down, is this a purely generous gesture or yet another attempt to manipulate the people around him?

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    New Light Films

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 3 Cinéma

    News agency (France) :

    Moteur !

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    International releases (3)

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    Photos (5)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Arcady

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Diane Kurys

    Producers :

    Robert Benmussa, Diane Kurys

    Director of Photography :

    José-Antonio Loureiro

    Assistant Operators :

    Susana Gomes, Miguel Malheiros

    Production managers :

    Jean-Paul Battaggia, Samy Layani

    Editor :

    Yann Malcor

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Querrioux

    Music Composers :

    Pancho Abaldonato, Jeff Bourassin, Boris Theullier

    Costume designer :

    Annie Périer

    Assistant directors :

    Ludovic Bernard, Marion Garde-Marchadier

    Dialogue Writers :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Diane Kurys

    Screenwriter :

    Diane Kurys

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Louis Ughetto, Christian Fontaine, Raphaël Sohier

    Camera Operator :

    Rodolphe Lauga

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant editors :

    Christine Lucas-Navarro, Géraldine Rétif

    Production Designer :

    Tony Egry

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Still Photographer :

    Thierry Valletoux

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2005

    French release :

    21/09/2005

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    108.998

    Visa issue date :

    12/09/2005

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (4)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2006

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2006)

    Selection

    Festival of festivals

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2006

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2006)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    French Film Festival in China - 2006

    French Film Festival in China (China, 2006)

    Selection

    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    Delegations (2)