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A Feature film by Alain Resnais

Produced by Soudaine Compagnie, Arena Films

Release in France : 22/11/2006

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Production and distribution (6)

Executive Producers :

Soudaine Compagnie, Arena Films

Foreign production company :

Bim Distribuzione

French distribution :

Mars Distribution

Co-productions :

Société Française de Production (SFP), STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma

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Thierry is a real estate agent who goes to great efforts to try and find an apartment for Nicole and Dan, two difficult clients.
Charlotte, his colleague, lends him a video of “Songs That Have Changed My Life,” a TV program of Christian tunes that she adores. Thierry is powerfully moved by what he sees.
Gaëlle, Thierry’s younger sister, who is secretly looking for love, even tries out the personals.
Dan, a professional soldier recently expelled from the army, spends his days in the bar of a swank, new hotel in Paris’s 13th arrondissement where he tells Lionel, the barman, about his misfortunes – both professional and personal, with Nicole
To work nights, Lionel seeks out the services of a volunteer caregiver to look after his father, Arthur, an elderly, sick, and cantankerous man. The caregiver is none other than Charlotte.
And so, a character’s actions can reshape another’s destiny, without even knowing, or indeed, even meeting him or her.

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Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Bruno Pesery

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean-Michel Ribes

Line producer :

Julie Salvador

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Marie Blondel

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound Editor :

Thomas Desjonquères

Production Designers :

Jacques Saulnier, Jean-Michel Ducourty, Solange Zeitoun

Costume designer :

Jackie Budin

French press agent :

Dominique Segall

Assistant Director :

Christophe Jeauffroy

Author of original work :

Alan Ayckbourn

Director of Photography :

Éric Gautier

Production Manager :

Hervé Duhamel

Editor :

Hervé de Luze

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvette Baudrot

Music Composer :

Mark Snow

Sound Mixer :

Gérard Lamps

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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2 h 5 min

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Posters (2)


News (10)

Festival Selections (17)

European Film Awards - 2007

European Film Awards (Germany, 2007)


FIPRESCI Critics' Prize

Moscow - International Film Festival - 2007

Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2007)


Films Around the World

Stockholm French Film Festival - 2007

Stockholm French Film Festival (Sweden, 2007)


Feature Films

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2007

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2007)

Selection (8)

Best Costume Design : Jackie Budin

Best Sound : Jean-Marie Blondel, Thomas Desjonquères, Gérard Lamps

Best Production Design : Jacques Saulnier

Best Cinematography : Éric Gautier

Best Screen Adaptation : Jean-Michel Ribes

Best Editing : Hervé de Luze

Best Original Music : Mark Snow

Best Director : Alain Resnais

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2007

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Main Program Section Feature Films

TIFF - 2006

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Official Selection

Venice International Film Festival  - 2006

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Official Competition

Awards (2)

Venice International Film Festival  - 2006

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2006)


Silver Lion for Best Director : Alain Resnais

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 2006

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (2006)


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