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The Trickeries of Scapin

The Trickeries of Scapin

A Feature film by Roger Coggio

Produced by Gerland Productions

Release in France : 07/01/1981

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Actors (9)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Gerland Productions

French distribution :

Les Films Epoc

Film exports/foreign sales :

LCJ Editions & Productions

Synopsis

A clever adaptation of Moliere's play Les Fourberies de Scapin, this cinematic re-creation was directed by Roger Coggio who also plays the lead, Scapin -- a tramp who thrives on mischief. In this version, however, Coggio interprets Scapin's antics as clever put-ons, meant to help him obtain his objectives. The story starts out as a stage performance which Coggio then transforms into cinema, as though transforming the story from the "fiction" of play-acting to the "verite" of cinematic realism. That is a neat 20th-century trick that Scapin himself may have appreciated.

Full credits (9)

Assistant Director :

Tony Aboyantz

Director of Photography :

Claude Lecomte

Assistant Operator :

Yves Mirkine

Editor :

Raymonde Guyot

Artistic Director :

Guy-Claude François

Author of original work :

Molière

Sound Recordist :

Georges Vaglio

Production Manager :

Pierre Saint-Blancat

Production Designer :

Antoine Roman

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1980

French release :

07/01/1981

Runtime :

1 h 47 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

52784

Visa issue date :

05/01/1981

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Audio format :

Mono