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Le Mystère de l'atelier 15

A Short film by Alain Resnais, André Heinrich

Produced by Les Films Jacqueline Jacoupy

Production year : 1957

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Actors (2)

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Les Films Jacqueline Jacoupy


The role of the doctor in a factory. The investigations he makes to discover the origin of ailments which attack the workers in a large chemical factory.


Resnais conceives the cutting, assures the preparation and the editing, but has to delegate the shooting to his former assistant André Heinrich.
" Resnais suggests (except precise notes), brings people to do exactly what he wishes without imposing anything on them []. They said that The Mystery was the least good short film by Resnais. As far as the movie is a little of me, I am sure that it is my best short film. "
André Heinrich, " The Avant-Scène cinema ", in July-September, 1966.

Full credits (7)

Producer :

Jacqueline Jacoupy

Directors of Photography :

Sacha Vierny, Ghislain Cloquet

Narration Writer :

Chris Marker

Narrator :

Jean-Pierre Grenier

Screenwriter :

Rémo Forlani

Editors :

Anne Sarraute, Alain Resnais

Music Composer :

Pierre Barbaud

Technical details

Short film

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

19 min

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Color type :

Black & White