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La Smala

La Smala

A Feature film by Jean-Loup Hubert

Produced by T Films

Release in France : 29/08/1984

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

T Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

MK2 Films (ex MK2), Diaphana Films

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

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The ground floor of Block 10, Staircase C of a public housing project in a French provincial town. Formerly an accordion player, now unemployed, Robert, one of the last romantics, struggles along and lets his five kids take care of him while hinging life around their mother’s occasional visits. On the 7th floor of Block 6, Staircase A of the same building, Simone, once a rock and roll pioneer, now a home helper, cleans for Robert and his kids, for whom she has a soft spot. She looks after the children when Robert sets out to find his wife and then disappears. After much emotional upheaval, Robert comes to understand that Simone is the woman for him. His children have a hit with a song, “La Smala,” that they perform in the housing block’s cellars. 

Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Alain Terzian

Screenwriter :

Jean-Loup Hubert

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Philippe Le Roux

Editor :

Hélène Viard

Assistant editors :

Isabelle Devinck, Bénédicte Teiger

Production Designer :

Jean-Baptiste Poirot

Costume designer :

Annie Périer

Still Photographer :

Sylvie Lancrenon

Assistant directors :

Michel Thibaud, Tristan Ganne, Bruno Herbulot

Director of Photography :

Jean Charvein

Production managers :

Philippe Lievre, Françoise Galfrè

Sound Editor :

Claude Reznik

Continuity supervisor :

Ariane Litaize

Music Composer :

Michel Goguelat

Sound Mixer :

Paul Bertault

Location Manager :

Claude Parnet

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Feature film

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Social comedy

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1 h 30 min

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