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A Flame in my Heart

A Flame in my Heart

A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Produced by Garance Films

Release in France : 03/06/1987

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Garance Films

Foreign production companies :

RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse , Cab Productions, Filmargem

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Bac Films Distribution

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Mercedes, a Parisian actress, is attempting to break up with the obsessive Arab Johnny, who stalks her until she meets handsome newspaper writer Pierre on the subway and goes with him for an afternoon fling. Before the sweat even dries, she finds herself hopelessly in love with him. Pierre is flattered and encourages her desperate devotion, but soon after their affair begins, he is called off on a business trip leaving the suddenly distraught Mercedes alone with her demons. Though preparing for a new play, she is unable to concentrate and barely able to function without Pierre. She quits the production, locks herself in Pierre's apartment and quietly begins falling apart until he returns.

Full credits (11)

Producers :

Paulo Branco, Alain Tanner

Co-producer :

Dominique Vignet

Sound Recordist :

Joaquim Pinto

Assistant Operator :

José-Antonio Loureiro

Assistant Editor :

Loredana Cristelli

Sound mixers :

Joaquim Pinto, Hans Kunzi

Screenwriters :

Myriam Mézières, Alain Tanner

Director of Photography :

Acacio de Almeida

Sound Assistant :

Emmanuel Hachette

Editor :

Laurent Uhler

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

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Feature film

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Switzerland, France

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50% French (Switzerland, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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