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The Elegant Criminal

The Elegant Criminal

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by Partner's Production, Ciné 5

Release in France : 19/12/1990

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Partner's Production, Ciné 5

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Ugc, Ciné 5

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UGC Distribution (ex International)

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On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian for more than ten years. In flashbacks, from the prison as Lacenaire writes, from Allard's study as he and Hermine read, and from other readers' memory after the book is published, we see Lacenaire's childhood as he stands up to bullies, including priests, his youthful thieving, his first murder, his brief army career, his seduction of a princess, and his affair with Avril, a young man who dies beside him.

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Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Ariel Zeïtoun

Screenwriters :

Georges Conchon, Francis Girod

Sound recordists :

André Hervée, Claude Villand

Camera Operator :

Arthur Cloquet

Editor :

Geneviève Winding

Assistant editors :

Colette Beltran, Ludovic Schoendoerffer, Agnès Schwab

Production Designer :

Jacques Bufnoir

Foley artist :

Jérôme Lévy

Costume designer :

Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle

Assistant directors :

Emmanuel Hamon, Olivier Horlait, Jérôme Navarro

Director of Photography :

Bruno de Keyzer

Assistant Operators :

Jean-Hugues Oppel, Dominique Pinto

Production Manager :

Daniel Deschamps

Sound editor :

Michèle Catonné

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Laurent Petitgirard

Stunt performers :

Lionel Vitrant, Daniel Vérité

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Feature film

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Historical, Drama

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100% French (France)

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2 h 5 min

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