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With a Little Help from Myself

With a Little Help from Myself

A Feature film by François Dupeyron

Produced by ARP Sélection

Release in France : 26/11/2008

    Synopsis

    Sonia, a pretty black woman, married, four children, is a family aid worker in the residential tower blocks where she lives. The day she sees her daughter married, the world tumbles in on her. Robert, her eighty-year-old neighbor in the apartment across the landing, is the only one she can turn to. Someone whiter than he is would be difficult to find. More helpful, well, that's debatable.

    But in life, nothing is free. Except for chance, if you know how to take advantage of it.

    Heaven helps those who help themselves.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    ARP Sélection

    French distribution :

    ARP Sélection

    Film exports/foreign sales :

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    International releases (2)

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Stéphane Moreno-Carpio

    Screenwriter :

    François Dupeyron

    Sound Recordist :

    Jérôme Thiault

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Dominique Faysse

    Continuity supervisor :

    Chantal Pernecker

    Stunt performer :

    Patrick Cauderlier

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Bouchard

    Producers :

    Michèle Halberstadt, Laurent Pétin

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Angelo

    Sound assistants :

    Guillaume Valeix, Stéphane Vizet

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Charlotte Tourret

    Sound editor :

    Katia Boutin

    Production Designer :

    Patrick Durand

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    26/11/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    118.851

    Visa issue date :

    07/11/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (5)

    Festival Selections (8)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2009

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2009)

    Selection (2)

    Best Supporting Actor : Claude Rich

    Most Promising Actor : Ralph Amoussou

    Rome Film Festival - 2008

    Rome Film Festival (Italy, 2008)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Tokyo - International Film Festival - 2008

    Tokyo - International Film Festival (Japan, 2008)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    TIFF - 2008

    TIFF (Canada, 2008)

    Selection

    Special presentations

    Awards (2)

    Rome Film Festival - 2008

    Rome Film Festival (Italy, 2008)

    Awards

    Jury Special Mention

    Tokyo - International Film Festival - 2008

    Tokyo - International Film Festival (Japan, 2008)

    Awards (2)

    Award for Best Actress : Félicité Wouassi

    Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement

    Delegations (4)

    Presskit (2)