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La Pointe Courte

La Pointe Courte

A Feature film by Agnès Varda

Release in France : 04/01/1956

    Synopsis

    A young man (Philippe Noiret) arrives at a train station to see his wife. After four years of marriage the couple finds difficulty in their marriage as the husband has left there without her. The couple discuss their lives without settling on their current romantic situation. The man takes his wife back to a train without any clear statement on the couple's relationship. Meanwhile, A government official arrives to see if local fishermen in the village are fishing without permits. In the village a child has died and a fisherman is jailed for fishing without a license while a young man has arranged a marriage between him and his sixteen year old girlfriend.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution

    Line production :

    Ciné-Tamaris

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Varda originally went to La Pointe Courte to take pictures for a friend who could no longer visit her home. After seeing the footage she took she rented a camera to shoot a film about a couple who lived in La Pointe Courte. Varda set up her own co-op and began production. The budget for the film was low budget costing $14,000; roughly one fourth the budget of other feature films of the era including The 400 Blows and Breathless. No members of the cast or crew were paid during the production.

    In a 1962 interview, Varda spoke of two present themes in the film with "the first being a couple reconsidering their relationship and a village that is trying to resolve several collective problems of survival".

    Source : Wikipedia

    Full credits (9)

    Assistant Director :

    Carlos Vilardebo

    Director of Photography :

    Louis Stein

    Assistant Operators :

    Paul Soulignac, Louis Soulanes

    Assistant editor :

    Anne Sarraute

    Music Composer :

    Pierre Barbaud

    Screenwriter :

    Agnès Varda

    Sound Recordist :

    Georges Mardiguian

    Editors :

    Alain Resnais, Henri Colpi

    Continuity supervisor :

    Jeanne Vilardebo

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction, Experimental, Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Themes :

    Ocean, Relationships

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1954

    French release :

    04/01/1956

    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    16.982

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono