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Park benches - © Why Not - Anne-Françoise Brillot

Park benches

A Feature film by Bruno Podalydès

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 08/07/2009

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Why Not Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Wild Bunch

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France 2 Cinéma, UGC Images

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UGC Distribution (ex International)

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Lucie arrives at her office and discovers, hanging from a window of the building opposite, a black banner with "MAN ALONE" written on it. Is it a joke, a cry from the heart, a call for help? Lucie and her two female colleagues wonder about it and decide to investigate further... At midday, they picnic at a nearby square. Here serious lovers, light-hearted singles, and players of all ages change places around sparkling fountains.

The ronde continues in the store opposite, where, following the more or less competent advice of a team of surplus clerks, clients calculate, make plans, grow tense and anxious, afraid of leaving the premises with shelves too short, or nails too long.

At the end of the day, will we have crossed paths with the "man alone" among the throng of  busy characters?

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Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Pascal Caucheteux

Line producer :

Martine Cassinelli

Director of Photography :

Yves Cape

Production manager :

Isabelle Tillou

Editor :

Emmanuelle Castro

Production Designer :

Marie Cheminal

Costume designer :

Dorothée Guiraud

Assistant Director :

Guillaume Bonnier

Screenwriters :

Bruno Podalydès, Olivia Basset

Sound Recordist :

Laurent Poirier

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Sound Editor :

Nicolas Moreau

Music Composers :

David Lafore, Ezéchiel Pailhès

Sound mixers :

Cyril Holtz, Philippe Amouroux

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100% French (France)

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1 h 50 min

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