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Staircase C

Staircase C

A Feature film by Jean-Charles Tacchella

Produced by Films 7

Release in France : 05/06/1985

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Production and distribution (4)

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Films 7

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

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France 3 Cinéma

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Based on the prize-winning novel by Elvire Mural, the French Escalier C (Staircase C) stars Robin Renucci as a cynical, spiteful art critic. The critic learns the error of his ways through the catharsis of disturbing life experiences. Though many of his friends and neighbors try to crack the shell he has built around himself, his eyes are opened to the importance of human compassion only after the suicide of his neighbor. In the original novel, the critic finds fulfillment through homosexuality; this element is removed from the film version, though the gay subtext is still very much in evidence.

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Assistant directors :

Francis de Gueltzl, Denis Seurat

Dialogue Writers :

Jean-Charles Tacchella, Elvire Murail

Producers :

Claude Zidi, Marie-Dominique Girodet

Director of Photography :

Jacques Assuerus

Sound Assistant :

Denis Carquin

Production Manager :

Patrick Delauneux

Assistant Editor :

Jacques Duron

Production Designer :

Georges Levy

Foley artists :

Jacques Thomas-Gérard, Jonathan Liebling

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Maumont

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean-Charles Tacchella

Author of original work :

Elvire Murail

Screenwriter :

Jean-Charles Tacchella

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Camera Operator :

Éric Faucherre

Editor :

Agnés Guillemot

Continuity supervisor :

Anne-Marie Garcia

Music Composer :

Raymond Alessandrini

Costume designer :

Olga Pelletier

Location Manager :

Alain Jakubowicz

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Feature film

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The neighborhood

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Runtime :

1 h 42 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

Selection (2)

Best Supporting Actress : Catherine Frot

Best Actor : Robin Renucci