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L' Ami de Fred Astaire

L' Ami de Fred Astaire

A Feature film by Noémie Lvovsky

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 14/11/2007

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Executive Producer :

Why Not Productions

Foreign production companies :

Vega Film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

Co-productions :

UGC Images, France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

UGC Distribution (ex International)

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In the Bellinsky family there is Salomon, the father, full of life although the world would like to bury him too quickly; Geneviève, the mother, who is slowly slipping into quiet madness; Sarah, their daughter caught between separated parents who patiently tries to build her life with François, her fiancé.

Salomon, almost 80, tries at all cost to enjoy each moment. Fleeing his past, the war, the dead, his exterminated relatives, he throws himself body and soul into a quest to find one or several female friends to sweeten his final years, He is learning to tap dance, under the high patronage of Fred Astaire, and energetically refuses to embody the clichés of old age imposed by our society. It is at this point in his life that he meets Violette.

Meanwhile, Geneviève dreams of only one thing, to peacefully pursue her infantilization in the company of her home helper, protector, and guardian angel, Mr. Mootoosamy. She has slowly decided that the constraints of reality are too much of a burden and takes wicked pleasure in doing whatever she wants, which is to say, not a lot. Unfortunately her finances are at their lowest ebb and, encouraged by Mr. Mootoosamy, Geneviève is obliged to emerge from her torpor and to act.

Lastly, for Sarah, life is complicated. She finds it hard to find the right place between her father, whom she idolizes even though he annoys her, and her mother, who she can't understand. Just when she thinks that she's found a kind of stability with François, she discovers with amazement that she's pregnant, despite the sterility with which she'd been diagnosed by several doctors.

Caught off-guard, it is now Sarah's turn to create a family.

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Full credits (20)

Executive Producers :

Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Joilute

Line producer :

Martine Cassinelli

Foreign producer :

Ruth Waldburger

Sound recordists :

Brigitte Taillandier, Sylvain Malbrant

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Sound editors :

Nicolas Moreau, Sylvain Malbrant

Continuity supervisor :

Olivia Bruynoghe

Music Composer :

Archie Shepp

Costume designer :

Dorothée Guiraud

Sound Mixer :

Emmanuel Croset

Assistant Director :

Olivier Genet

Screenwriters :

Noémie Lvovsky, Florence Seyvos

Director of Photography :

Jean-Marc Fabre

Sound Assistant :

Dominique Eyraud

Editor :

Emmanuelle Castro

Assistant editors :

Delphine Illouz, Thomas Glaser

Production Designer :

Marie Cheminal

Casting :

Stéphane Batut

Make-up Artist :

Marc Azagury

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Lother

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Feature film

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France, Switzerland

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Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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1 h 40 min

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