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Les Fous de Bassan

Les Fous de Bassan

A Feature film by Yves Simoneau

Produced by Les Films Ariane

Production year : 1987

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Ariane

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French distribution :

Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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When handsome, magnetic and a bit of a rogue, young Steven Brown returns to his hometown on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec in 1936 after wandering around the world a bit, his added glamor sets many a female heart pounding. However, this same town is noteworthy for its claustrophobic air of moralistic repression, and one result of his return is an outbreak of crimes of passion, including a couple of rapes.

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Alexandre Mnouchkine

Line Producers :

Justine Héroux, Jean Nachbaur

Foreign Producer :

Roger Héroux

Director of Photography :

Alain Dostie

Editor :

Joële Van Effenterre

Music Composer :

Richard Grégoire

Author of original work :

Anne Hébert

Screenwriters :

Marcel Beaulieu, Yves Simoneau

Co-producer :

Alexandre Mnouchkine

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Charles Ruault

Production Designer :

Michel Proulx

Costume designer :

Nicole Pelletier

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Feature film

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France, Canada

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1987

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1987)


Official Competition