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A Short film by Stephen Cafiero

Produced by Partizan Films

Production year : 2012

Actors (9)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Partizan Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Premium Films

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Nowadays, what would society look like without second degree, without humor? And what would happen in this austere society if a man began laughing? Life follows its course. Children are born, people die and there are things between both. But this society has a little something particular, it does not know laughter. Nobody has ever laughed!

Until the day when a doctor in neuropsychiatry is immediately requisitioned by the army to sound a patient endowed with a strange peculiarity: he laughs and even has a sense of humor. His facial distortions and his inconsistent comments frighten the highest authorities. The man is quickly locked into a bunker with the doctor who has to cure after him so that the plague does not spread in the population. Only this contagion operates and although the sick person is forced into confinement, the doctor leaves with the virus into nature.

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Full credits (15)

Executive producers :

Zeynep Gizem De Loecker, Nathalie Lapicorey

Screenwriter :

Stephen Cafiero

Sound Recordist :

Sébastien Eugène

Production Manager :

Khalid Tahhar

Sound editors :

Sylvain Rety, Sylvain Roux

Production Designer :

Anna Brun

Costume designer :

Véronique Bataille

Sound mixers :

Sylvain Rety, Sylvain Roux

Assistant Director :

Jacques Eberhard

Director of Photography :

Damien Morisot

Assistant Operator :

Matthieu Petit

Editor :

Emmanuel Turlet

Continuity supervisor :

Aurélie Maillol

Music Composers :

Romain Vissol, Théophile Collier

Special Effects :

Thomas Dartigues, Julien Héry

Technical details

Short film

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Comedy, Comedy

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

18 min 55 seconds

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Digital 5.1

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