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Le Bon Plaisir

Le Bon Plaisir

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by mk2, Société Française de Production (SFP)

Release in France : 18/01/1984

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Actors (31)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

mk2, Société Française de Production (SFP)

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France 2 Cinéma

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A stolen letter creates all sorts of trouble for the president of France in this political comedy. The letter is hidden inside the purse of a woman who was once lovers with the leader. Their union resulted in a son, but the president is unaware of this until she, who moved to the US to have her son, finally contacts him 10 years later. Naturally this creates problems for him as he is in a terrible marriage with a woman who doesn't love him, but still he is delighted and so takes the woman and his son to his palace in Versaille where they are hidden. Meanwhile the police begin looking for the troublesome letter.


Full credits (21)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Dialogue Writer :

Françoise Giroud

Screenwriters :

Francis Girod, Françoise Giroud

Sound Recordist :

André Hervée

Camera Operator :

Jean Harnois

Editor :

Geneviève Winding

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Georges Delerue

Casting :

Marie-Christine Lafosse

Sound mixers :

Joël Beldent, Claude Villand

Location Manager :

Richard Nataf

Assistant directors :

Jacques Fontanier, Camille Guichard, Régis Wargnier, Yvon Crenn

Author of original work :

Françoise Giroud

Director of Photography :

Jean Penzer

Assistant Operator :

Michel Coteret

Production Manager :

Gérard Crosnier

Sound editors :

Michèle Catonné, Jean-Christophe Winding

Production Designer :

François de Lamothe

Foley artist :

Jérôme Lévy

Costume designer :

Michèle Cerf

Still Photographer :

Georges Pierre

Technical details

Feature film

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 48 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1985

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1985)

Selection (2)

Best Screen Adaptation : Francis Girod, Françoise Giroud

Most Promising Actor : Hippolyte Girardot