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Family Life

Family Life

A Feature film by Jacques Doillon

Produced by Flach Film

Release in France : 13/02/1985

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Flach Film

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

Fox France


This is an affecting story about a father's attempts to mend the breaches in the relationship between himself and his 10-year-old daughter. Emmanuel (Sami Frey) is the father of Elise (Mara Goyet) by his first marriage, and the stepfather of an older daughter by his second marriage. He tries to make the best of both family relationships by taking off to visit his young daughter on the weekends, but that only makes his new family a little jealous - especially his stepdaughter. She herself is confused about her own relationship with him. After a particularly emotional send-off one weekend, Emmanuel and Elise take a trip from the south of France into Spain, working on a film project. Through a series of round-about conversations, Emmanuel manages to open up a few channels of communication with Elise - channels that expand even wider when he uses the technique of talking into her video camera to express thoughts and feelings that otherwise would have remained hidden.

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Full credits (14)

Executive Producers :

Charles Brabant, Jean-François Lepetit

Screenwriters :

Jean-Francois Goyet, Jacques Doillon

Sound Recordist :

Michel Guiffan

Assistant Operators :

Pascal Le Moal, Pierre Patrolin, Pierre Bec

Production Manager :

Jacques Pol

Sound editor :

Anna Basurco

Foley artist :

Jérôme Lévy

Assistant directors :

Carole Golzio, Dominique Baron

Director of Photography :

Michel Carre

Sound Assistant :

Yves Laisné

Camera Operator :

Jacques Monge

Editors :

Nicole Dedieu, Claude Ronzeau

Production Assistant :

Danièle Freppel

Sound Mixer :

Joël Faure

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 38 min

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