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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

A Feature film by Marta Meszaros

Produced by Gaumont, Partner's Production

Release in France : 11/06/1980

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Actors (3)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Gaumont, Partner's Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

Foreign production companies :

Hungarofilm, Mafilm

French distribution :

Gaumont

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

The effects of sterility and jealousy on a marriage are played out against a backdrop of World War II and the rising Nazi persecution of Jews. Director Marta Meszaros usually focuses on issues like pregnancy, middle-age, and other topics without questioning the broader picture. In this drama, Sylvia (Lili Monori) cannot have children, and she convinces married Jewish woman Irene (Isabelle Huppert) to have a child and then give the child to her for adoption. The plan works but it also backfires. The way in which the child was adopted causes friction between Sylvia and her husband, and to make matters worse, Sylvia's husband falls in love with Irene. A crisis looms when he asks his jealous wife to give Irene her identity papers because Jews are being deported and Irene will die without their help.

Full credits (6)

Executive Producer :

Daniel Toscan du Plantier

Screenwriters :

Marta Meszaros, Iidiko Korody

Production manager :

Evelyne July

Producer :

Evelyne July

Director of Photography :

Elemer Ragalyi

Editor :

Jacques Gaillard

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

Hungary, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

50% French (Hungary, France)

Production year :

1980

French release :

11/06/1980

Runtime :

1 h 40 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

51728

Visa issue date :

18/06/1980

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Posters (1)

Director

Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1980

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1980)

Selection

Official Competition