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A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Produced by Films galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 11/03/1981

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Young Parisian mail courier is content with his bohemian lifestyle, his circle of friends and listening to opera, particularly one exceptional American diva who refuses to be recorded. So enamored with her, he makes an illegal tape of her at a concert. But when the tape is confused with one implicating a police chief with the mob, he must use all his ingenuity to survive. Particularly notable for its stylish New-Wave production values and extended motorcycle chase scene.

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Full credits (22)

Executive Producers :

Irène Silberman, Serge Silberman

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean Van Hamme, Jean-Jacques Beineix

Author of original work :

Daniel Odier

Director of Photography :

Philippe Rousselot

Sound Assistant :

Louis Gimel

Camera Operator :

Dominique Brenguier

Editors :

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Monique Prim

Assistant editors :

François Gédigier, Michel Crivellaro, Christine Pansu

Production Designer :

Hilton McConnico

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Sound Mixer :

Claude Villand

Assistant directors :

Jean-Jacques Albert, Patrick Halpine, Gérard Pujolar

Dialogue Writer :

Jean-Jacques Beineix

Line producer :

Claudie Ossard

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Pierre Ruh

Assistant Operator :

Arnaud du Boisberranger

Production Manager :

Ully Pickardt

Sound editor :

Gina Pignier

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvie Koechlin

Music Composer :

Vladimir Cosma

Casting :

Dominique Besnehard

Location manager :

Catherine Mazieres

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Feature film

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Crime/thriller, Metaphysical investigation

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100% French

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1 h 55 min

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Posters (1)



Festival Selections (5)

BIFF - 2009

BIFF (South Korea, 2009)


Films selected

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

Selection (5)

Best Production Design : Hilton McConnico

Best Sound : Jean-Pierre Ruh

Best Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

Best Original Music : Vladimir Cosma

Best first picture


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

Awards (4)

César award for best sound : Jean-Pierre Ruh

César award for best cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

César award for best music written for a film : Vladimir Cosma

César award for best debut