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Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

A Feature film by Jacques Baratier

Produced by Les Films Number One

Release in France : 04/09/1963

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Actors (36)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Number One

French distribution :


Foreign production company :

Cinematografica Cervi

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Director Jacques Baratier's Sweet and Sour is an independently produced project with a surprising amount of European movie-industry input. Guy Bedos plays one of several young French cineastes who take to the streets to make improvisational movies. The "cinema verite" quality of the film is somewhat undercut by the presence of major stars: Anna Karina, Simone Signoret, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monica Vitti, Claude Brasseur, and many others. After several "spontaneous" vignettes -- a street tennis game, a striptease lesson, a West Side Story style gang rumble -- Guy Bedos announces he will go to Hollywood to film the life of Voltaire.

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Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

Jean Léon, Stéphane Iscovescu

Dialogue Writer :

Guy Bedos

Producers :

Pierre Kalfon, Antonio Tonino Cervi

Director of Photography :

Henri Decaë

Assistant Operators :

Alain Derobe, François Lauliac

Production managers :

Louis de Masure, Georges Chappedelaine

Assistant editor :

Francine Grubert

Production Designers :

Jacques Noel, Raymond Gabutti

Choreographer :

Jean Babilée

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Eric Ollivier

Author of original work :

Guy Bedos

Screenwriters :

Jacques Baratier, Guy Bedos

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Calvet

Camera Operator :

Alain Douarinou

Editor :

Néna Baratier

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvette Baudrot

Music Composers :

Ward Swingle, Jacques Audiberti, Boris Bassiak

Still Photographer :

Victor Rodrigue

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Comedy, Anthology film

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Color type :

Black & White

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Venice International Film Festival  - 1963

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1963)


Official Competition