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The Favorite Son

The Favorite Son

A Feature film by Nicole Garcia

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde, Ciné B

Release in France : 21/12/1994


    The Riviera today... Jean-Paul Mantegna, the son of Italian immigrants now living in Nice, is a hunted man, riddled with debt and involved in border lined illegal companies. To extricate himself, he has to rely on Philippe and Francis, his two brothers, and on Raphaël, his father ; a family torn by disputes and tragic events. However, by rebuilding family unity, Jean-Paul also discovers the secret of his own destiny...

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Alain Sarde, Ciné B

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Angel's Company

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    International releases (7)

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Philippe Carcassonne, Alain Sarde

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jacques Fieschi, François Dupeyron, Nicole Garcia

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Gautier

    Assistant Operator :

    Stéphane Fontaine

    Editors :

    Agnès Guillemot, Yann Dedet

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aruna Villiers

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Florence Emir

    Assistant Director :

    Emmanuel Gust

    Screenwriters :

    François Dupeyron, Jacques Fieschi, Nicole Garcia

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Donnadieu

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Assistant editors :

    Éric Armbruster, Eliane Dorin, Laurent Rouan, Raymond Terrentin

    Production Designer :

    Antoine Platteau

    Casting :

    Mirta Guarnaschelli

    Sound Mixer :

    Vincent Arnardi

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (6)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


    Out of Competition

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

    Selection (4)

    Best Actor : Gérard Lanvin

    Best Film

    Best Supporting Actor : Bernard Giraudeau

    Best Director : Nicole Garcia