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Return to the Beloved

Return to the Beloved

A Feature film by Jean-François Adam

Produced by SN Prodis, ATC 3000

Release in France : 02/05/1979

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

SN Prodis, ATC 3000

French distribution :

SN Prodis

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

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Julien (Jacques Dutronc) is a pianist who is determined to regain everything he lost when his wife Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert) divorced him, as much for revenge as for any other reason. He calmly stages a murder on the grounds of his ex-wife's home, carefully using her new husband Kern's (Bruno Ganz) pistol so as to frame him for the deed. Then he awaits developments. Jeanne calls to ask him to come and be with her and the children, to bolster their spirits while her husband is being investigated. One-pointedly, he arranges to seduce her, but she resists until just before the police come searching for the real murderer.

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Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Benjamin Simon

Line Producer :

Alain Queffelean

Director of Photography :

Pierre Lhomme

Assistant Operator :

Jean-César Chiabaut

Production Manager :

Gérard Crosnier

Assistant editor :

Danielle Fillios

Music Composer :

Antoine Duhamel

Assistant director :

Claire Denis

Screenwriters :

Jean-François Adam, Georges Perec, Jean-Claude Carrière, Benoit Jacquot

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Camera Operator :

Éric Dumage

Editor :

Eric Pluet

Continuity supervisor :

Claudine Taulère

Costume designer :

Christian Gasc

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 38 min

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