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The Crisis

The Crisis

A Feature film by Coline Serreau

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 02/12/1992

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Production and distribution (5)

Associate production company :

Les Films Alain Sarde

Foreign production companies :

Leader cinematografica, Rai2 - Radio Televisione Italiana

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

TF1 Films Production, Eniloc

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Victor, a brilliant corporation lawyer, wakes up one morning to find his wife not in bed by his side as usual. He looks in the bathroom and the breakfast room, but to no avail. He opens his wifeUs closet and sees that it is empty. At last he finds a short note on the hall table, RDear, IUve gone off with someone else. I doubt IUll be back. Mum will be by at 9 oUclock to take the kids on their skiing holiday. Will call. SVictor is flabbergasted. His mother-in-law arrives, doesnUt know a thing about it and takes the kids off on holiday. Victor arrives at his office and notices his secretary giving him funny looks. RThereUs some bad news,S she frowns. RI know,S he answers. RYou do?S She is puzzled. RAnyway, thereUs a letter on your desk.S RLetter? What letter ?S RI thoughtI YouUve been fired.S One of those days. Victor loses both his wife and his job, and it hurts. The real problem is that he doesnUt know just how bad things are...

Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Alain Sarde

Screenwriter :

Coline Serreau

Sound recordists :

Dominique Dalmasso, Guillaume Sciama

Assistant Operators :

Christophe Beaucarne, Christophe Legal

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Myriam Bruguière

Sound editors :

Sophie Durand, Boris Viard

Production Designer :

Guy-Claude François

Construction Manager :

François Decaux

Costume designer :

Karen Muller-Sereau

Assistant director :

Élisabeth Parnière

Director of Photography :

Robert Alazraki

Sound assistants :

Olivier Burgaud, Sophie Chiabaut

Camera Operator :

Bruno Privat

Editor :

Catherine Renault

Continuity supervisor :

Catherine Prevert

Music Composer :

Sonia Wieder-Atherton

Colorization :

Patrick Delamotte

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Dalmasso

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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1 h 35 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1993

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1993)

Selection (7)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Coline Serreau

Best Supporting Actress : Maria Pacôme

Best Supporting Actress : Zabou Breitman

Best Supporting Actress : Michèle Laroque

Best Supporting Actor : Patrick Timsit

Best Actor : Vincent Lindon

Best Film