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A Feature film by Alain Resnais

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 03/09/0186

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MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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Pathé Distribution, MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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Films A2

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MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who's the wife of an old friend. Romaine instigates the affair with Marcel, and carries it forward even as her husband, Pierre, falls ill. She may even be purposely giving Pierre a treatment that adds to his misery. After Marcel returns from a concert tour and Romaine stoops to a new low in abandoning Pierre for an assignation, she reconsiders the affair and takes a drastic step. Three years later, Pierre pays Marcel a visit to demand the truth. Will the jealous and aggrieved Marcel manage a convincing performance?

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Mélo won the César Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, and was nominated for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Alain Resnais

Screenwriter :

Alain Resnais

Director of Photography :

Charlie Van Damme

Sound Assistant :

Olivier Villette

Editors :

Albert Jurgenson, Jean-Pierre Besnard

Art Director :

Philippe Turlure

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Maumont

Assistant director :

Florence Malraux

Author of original work :

Henri Bernstein

Co-producer :

Catherine Lapoujade

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Production manager :

Catherine Lapoujade

Assistant editor :

Martine Fleury

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Location Manager :

Dominique Toussaint

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 52 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections (6)


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1987

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1987)

Awards (3)

César Award for Best Director : Pierre Arditi

César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Pierre Arditi

César Award for Best Actress : Sabine Azéma