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Other Side of Paradise

Other Side of Paradise

A Feature film by Edmond T. Gréville

Produced by Pafico, Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise (UCIL)

Release in France : 19/07/1953

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French distribution :

Columbia France


Erich von Stroheim dominates the proceedings in the French L'Envers du Paradis (Other Side of Paradise) Set in a tiny village near the Riviera, the story concerns a diverse group of has-beens and losers. Von Stroheim plays O'Hara (sic!), a sea captain who's never been to sea. The Countess (played by Denise Vernac,Von Stroheim's secretary and constant companion in real life) entertains her jaded guests by screening dirty movies. Failed writer Blaise (Jacques Sernas) is saddled with an alcoholic wife (Dora Doll). And idealistic young Violaine (Etchika Choureau) is slowly dying of tuberculosis. The lives of all these people become intertwined through a sudden -- but not unexpected -- act of violence.

Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Léon Gouble, Jean Théry, Robert Perrier

Screenwriter :

Edmond T. Gréville

Sound Recordist :

Paul Habans

Camera operators :

Henri Raichi, Gustave Raulet

Editor :

Georges Arnstam

Production Designer :

Jean Douarinou

Assistant directors :

Louis A. Pascal, Jean-Paul Sassy

Directors of Photography :

Léonce-Henri Burel, Jacques Lemare

Assistant Operators :

Jean Charvein, Jean Fontenelle, Georges Pastier

Production Manager :

Fred D'Orengiani

Continuity supervisor :

Lucie Lichtig

Music Composer :

Paul Misraki

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 36 min

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