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Light Years Away

Light Years Away

A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Produced by Ssr, Phenix Productions, Slotint, Les Productions Audiovisuelles (LPA)

Release in France : 20/05/1981

    Synopsis

    In the year 2000, Jonas is 25 years old and lives in Ireland. Disillusioned with his life as a pub barman, he decides to give up everything and live with a mysterious old man, Yoshka, at a run down garage in the middle of no-where. At first, the old man taunts Jonas, giving him useless tasks to do, such as attending a derelict petrol pump. This drives the young man to distraction and he tries to kill himself. Impressed by his young disciple, Yoshka finally decides to share with him his fantastic secret…

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Ssr, Phenix Productions, Slotint, Les Productions Audiovisuelles (LPA)

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Cinexport

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Pierre Héros

    Author of original work :

    Daniel Odier

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-François Robin

    Editor :

    Brigitte Sousselier

    Assistant Director :

    Dominique Othenin-Girard

    Screenwriter :

    Alain Tanner

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Lachassagne

    Music Composer :

    Arié Dzierlatka

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Science fiction/Futuristic

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    50% French (Switzerland, France)

    Production year :

    1980

    French release :

    20/05/1981

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    53309

    Visa issue date :

    13/05/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Locarno International Film Festival - 2010

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2010)

    Selection

    Special Prizes - Pardo d'Onore: Alain Tanner

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1981

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1981)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1981

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1981)

    Awards

    Special Grand Prize from the Jury