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A Feature film by Christine Pascal

Produced by Société Générale de Gestion Cinématographique (SGGC), French Production

Release in France : 04/10/1989


    In this "inside look" at French filmmaking, Marechal (Francis Girod) - who is a has-been director - a producer, Vito Catene (Andre Marcon) and Camile Dor (Fabienne Babe), a big-name actress, have agreed to make a film about drugs, but don't have a story, financing, or any of the other elements needed to make it. This doesn't stop them; they cobble together the financing and begin shooting anyway. The producer is very fond of the leading actress, and when she gets hooked on drugs for real in the course of shooting what he feels to be a farcical imitation of a film, he gives up his shares in the film and heads off for the back of beyond (Zanzibar) to lick his wounds. To add insult to injury, the film winds up being a critical and commercial success.

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Foreign production company :

    Film et Vidéo Productions

    French distribution :

    Les Films Number One

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Emmanuel Schlumberger

    Dialogue Writers :

    Christine Pascal, Catherine Breillat, Robert Boner

    Associate Producer :

    Miguel Stucky

    Screenwriters :

    Christine Pascal, Catherine Breillat, Robert Boner

    Sound recordists :

    Georges Prat, Gérard Rousseau

    Music Composer :

    Bruno Coulais

    Assistant directors :

    Manuel Flèche, Christian Merret-Palmair

    Producers :

    Jean-Bernard Fetoux, Dominique Wallon

    Line Producer :

    Robert Boner

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Marti

    Editor :

    Jacques Comets

    Costume designer :

    Anne Schotte

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    Feature film

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    France, Switzerland

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    Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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