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A Feature film by André Delvaux

Produced by Europe 1, Ugc, France 3 Cinéma

Release in France : 07/09/1983

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Actors (9)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Europe 1, Ugc, France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Foreign production companies :

La Nouvelle Imagerie, Opéra Films

French distribution :

UGC Distribution (ex International)

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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A passionate affair set against the intense encounter between a film-maker and a novelist. The story begins with young scriptwriter François tracking down the author of a once-scandalous novel. His aim is to adapt the work for the screen but several elements of the novel he finds difficult to comprehend. The author, Jeanne, is initially cautious of relaying information, insisting the presumably autobiographical book in no way relates to her personal life. However, eventually she takes the man into confidence to tell the background of Benvenuta. She paints the picture of a musical virtuoso who against her better judgment becomes involved with an Italian magistrate. It's a no-holds-barred passion of hot temperaments doomed to a miserable conclusion.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (15)

Executive Producers :

Jean-Claude Batz, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Guy Verrecchia

Screenwriter :

André Delvaux

Director of Photography :

Charlie Van Damme

Sound Assistant :

Miguel Rejas

Production manager :

Charlotte Fraisse

Continuity supervisors :

Colette Crochot, Jacqueline Gamard

Music Composer :

Frédéric Devreese

Sound Mixer :

Maurice Laumain

Author of original work :

Suzanne Lilar

Foreign Producer :

Renzo Rossellini

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Assistant Operator :

Walther Vanden Ende

Editor :

Albert Jurgenson

Production Designer :

Claude Pignot

Costume designer :

Rosine Delamare

Technical details

Feature film

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Psychological drama

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Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium, Italy

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1984)


Best French-Language Film