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Lady Oscar

Lady Oscar

A Feature film by Jacques Demy

Release in France : 19/02/1997

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Oscar Françoise de Jarjayes (Catriona MacColl) is a young woman whose father, a career military man, wanted a boy. After she was born her father took to dressing Oscar in boy's clothes and raising her as a man. Privately Oscar acknowledges her feminine side, she dresses as a man and gains an honored position as a guard of Marie Antoinette (Christina Bohm). In her youth, Oscar is in love with Andre (Barry Stokes), the son of the family's housekeeper. Years later, when the French Revolution begins, Oscar and Andre's paths cross for the first time in years. With the assault on the Bastille, Oscar and Andre find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the revolution.

Full credits (15)

Screenwriters :

Jacques Demy, Patricia Louisianna Knop

Camera Operator :

Charles-Henri Montel

Assistant editors :

Marie-Jo Audiard, Sherazade Saadi

Music Composer :

Michel Legrand

Stunt performer :

André Cagnard

Director of Photography :

Jean Penzer

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Moreau

Location managers :

Catherine Mazieres, Jean Pieuchot

Assistant Operators :

Michel Coteret, François Lartigue

Production Manager :

Alain Coiffier

Production Designer :

Bernard Evein

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Casting :

Anita Benoist

Choreographer :

René Goliard

Sound Mixer :

Paul Bertault

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Feature film

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Drama, Historical

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Japan, France, Great Britain

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Minority French (Japan, France, Great Britain)

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Runtime :

1 h 57 min

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