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The Year of Awakening

The Year of Awakening

A Feature film by Gérard Corbiau

Produced by Capricorne Productions

Release in France : 17/04/1991

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Executive Producer :

Capricorne Productions

Foreign production companies :

RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, K2

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

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François is a sensitive and thoughtful student at a military boarding school in 1948. He is fourteen and an orphan, and the French are still fighting in Indochina, as they will continue to do for many years. He believes he will be sent to fight there when he graduates, and he is sure he will die in that far-away place. While he sees himself as stubbornly principled, others, including the school's bullies, simply see him as stubborn and a nuisance besides. In fact, his humiliation by the school's bullies is so constant that one of his persistent fantasies is to become a skilled boxer and trounce them all. That is one reason why he has become fixated on one of the school's military instructors, a handsome sergeant who was a championship boxer. While there may be an unformed erotic component to his fixation, it does not manifest overtly but adds fuel to his sexual initiation with the sergeant's wife.

Full credits (20)

Executive Producers :

Jacques-Eric Strauss, Joelle Bellon

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Gérard Corbiau, Andrée Corbiau, Michel Fessler

Associate Producer :

Dominique Janne

Director of Photography :

François Catonné

Sound Assistant :

Philippe Combes

Editor :

Denise Vindevogel

Continuity supervisor :

Zoé Zurstrassen

Casting :

Marie-Christine Lafosse

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Still Photographer :

Patrick Camboulive

Assistant directors :

Véronique Labrid, Douglas Law, Eric Pierson

Author of original work :

Charles Juliet

Foreign Producer :

Stéphane Thenoz

Sound Recordist :

Alain Lachassagne

Camera operators :

Paco Wiser, Arthur Cloquet

Assistant editors :

Gervaise Demeure, Dominique Lefever

Production Designer :

Gérard Viard

Costume designer :

Fabienne Katany

Sound Mixer :

Gérard Rousseau

Location Manager :

Claude Guymont

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Feature film

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Belgium, France

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Minority French (Belgium, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 42 min

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