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Messidor

Messidor

A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Produced by Action Films, Citel Films

Release in France : 14/03/1979

    Synopsis

    Two Swiss girls around twenty, one a history student and the other a store clerk, meet while hitch-hiking. Out of a whim and with nothing better to do, they decide to go on hitch-hiking together around Switzerland as long as they feel like it. After a couple of days, their money is spent in restaurants and cheap hotels, so they continue their tour by sleeping in cattle sheds and asking for money and accommodation from people. An unexpected discovery, a gun found in a car's glove compartment, gradually turns their methods somewhat more dramatic.

    Source : IMDb

    Actresses (2)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Action Films, Citel Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Co-production :

    RTS 2 - Télévision Suisse Romande 2

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producers :

    Yves Gasser, Yves Peyrot

    Producer :

    Daniel Toscan du Plantier

    Director of Photography :

    Renato Berta

    Sound Assistant :

    Bernard Chaumeil

    Camera Operator :

    Hugues Ryffel

    Editor :

    Brigitte Sousselier

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Assistant Director :

    Xavier Castano

    Screenwriter :

    Alain Tanner

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Gamet

    Assistant Operator :

    Carlo Varini

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Lorain

    Music Composer :

    Arié Dzierlatka

    Location managers :

    Edi Hubschmid, Ruth Waldburger

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Wandering, Friendship

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    50% French (Switzerland, France)

    Production year :

    1979

    French release :

    14/03/1979

    Runtime :

    2 h 3 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    49604

    Visa issue date :

    27/02/1979

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1979

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1979)

    Selection

    Official Competition