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Malevil

Malevil

A Feature film by Christian de Chalonge

Produced by NEF Diffusion, Les Films Gibé, Stella Film, C.D.G., Télécip, Makifilms

Release in France : 13/05/1981

    Synopsis

    In contemporary France, a nuclear war breaks out over Europe, and a group of visitors to a local chateau take cover in the basement. When they venture outside after the fighting stops, they discover that the chateau has sustained serious damage and the surrounding lands have been laid to waste. The survivors try to rebuild the house as best they can, and they begin growing food in order to sustain themselves, until they encounter Fulbert (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a deranged fascist who is leading a band of ragged survivors who live in several abandoned railroad cars. The survivors of the chateau defeat Fulbert, and his forces join with the people of the chateau to build a new society. However, they are soon ambushed by government troops, who are rounding up survivors of the nuclear attack and relocating them to concentration camps. Three of the chateau survivors are able to escape and attempt to make their way to safety.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    NEF Diffusion, Les Films Gibé, Stella Film, C.D.G., Télécip, Makifilms

    Foreign production company :

    Stella Film

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution (ex International)

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Nedjar

    Dialogue Writer :

    Pierre Dumayet

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Dumayet, Christian de Chalonge

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Gamet

    Assistant Operators :

    Michel Coteret, Éric Vallée

    Production Manager :

    Georges Valon

    Sound editor :

    Renée Deschamps

    Production Designer :

    Max Douy

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Costume designer :

    Ghislain Uhry

    Location managers :

    Christian Danzas, Jacques Schaeffer

    Assistant directors :

    Bernard Bolzinger, Olivier Horlait

    Author of original work :

    Robert Merle

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Penzer

    Sound Assistant :

    Bernard Chaumeil

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Agostini

    Editor :

    Henri Lanoé

    Continuity supervisor :

    Colette Crochot

    Music Composer :

    Gabriel Yared

    Casting :

    Margot Capelier

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean Nény

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Science fiction

    Themes :

    Science fiction/Futuristic, War

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, France)

    Production year :

    1981

    French release :

    13/05/1981

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    51127

    Visa issue date :

    01/04/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

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

    Selection (4)

    Best Editing : Henri Lanoé

    Best Production Design : Max Douy

    Best Sound : Pierre Gamet

    Best Cinematography : Jean Penzer

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

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

    Awards

    César Award for Best Production Design : Max Douy