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This Man (Is a Multi-Layered Cake)

This Man (Is a Multi-Layered Cake)

A Short film by Patricia Mortagne

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Production year : 2011

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Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Les Films d'Ici


This man, is Xavier, the father of the director. She films the one whom, having had three children with his wife, Domminique, then quits her for a man, François, whom he will leave then for an other one (younger than his children), Guillaume.

In reality, the final combination is not so simple because this man leaves nobody and nobody leaves him. It is the story of a family explosion which did not take place, which commuted in cohabitations, sometimes, challenging common sense, sometimes imagination. The story of a contemporary family: when links in priori inconceivable become little by little inseparable.



Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Agathe Berman

Screenwriter :

Patricia Mortagne

Sound Recordist :

Alexandre Andrillon

Editor :

Adriana Komives

Music Composers :

Arman Méliès, The Berg Sans Nipple

Line producer :

Agathe Berman

Director of Photography :

Olivier Dury

Production Manager :

Sacha Guillaume

Assistant editor :

Pascale Alibert

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Vieillard

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Auteur documentary, Comedy, Portrait

Themes :

Family, Polygamy, Homosexuality

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

56 min

Production formats :

Super 8 - HD

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Festival Selections

Cracow International Documentary & Short Film Festival - 2012

Cracow International Documentary & Short Film Festival (Poland, 2012)


International Competition - Documentaries