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Life is a Long Quiet River

Life is a Long Quiet River

A Feature film by Étienne Chatiliez

Produced by mk2, Telema

Release in France : 03/02/1988

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

mk2, Telema

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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France 3 Cinéma

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Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even delinquent) children, often hungry, but with lots of laughter in the house.

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Charles Gassot

Screenwriters :

Florence Quentin, Étienne Chatiliez

Sound Assistant :

Claude Hivernon

Production Manager :

Louis Becker

Sound Editor :

Jean-Christophe Winding

Production Designer :

Geoffroy Larcher

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Costume designer :

Élisabeth Tavernier

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Dalmasso

Location Manager :

Jean-Yves Asselin

Assistant directors :

Jérôme Boussier, Patricia Eberhard

Director of Photography :

Pascal Lebègue

Assistant Operators :

Florent Bazin, Béatrice Mizrahi

Editor :

Chantal Delattre

Continuity supervisor :

Sophie Thevenet-Becker

Music Composer :

Gérard Kawczynski

Casting :

Romain Brémond, Frédérique Moidon

Set decorator :

Pascal Graffin

Still Photographer :

Moune Jamet

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1989

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1989)

Selection (7)

Best Costume Design : Élisabeth Tavernier

Best first picture

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Étienne Chatiliez, Florence Quentin

Most Promising Actress : Catherine Jacob

Best Supporting Actress : Hélène Vincent

Best Supporting Actor : Patrick Bouchitey

Best Film


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1989

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1989)

Awards (4)

César Award for best writing : Étienne Chatiliez, Florence Quentin

César award for best debut

Award for most promising actress : Catherine Jacob

Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress : Hélène Vincent