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The Smile

The Smile

A Feature film by Claude Miller

Produced by Les Films de la Boissière, F Comme Film

Release in France : 17/08/1994


    When François le Clainche, a sixty-year old professor emeritus of neuropsychiatry, is told that his next heart attack is just around the corner and will almost certainly be fatal, he ought to feel depressed. Only natural. what is less natural is that instead of taking things easy and following the advice of his doctor -- who also happens to be his wife -- our professor gets hopelessly hooked on Odile's smile. Odile ? Odile. A ball of fire. Twenty-five years old and a knockout. Tennis teacher and fantasy queen. What does Odile "get off" on ? One. The swings at the local carnival. Two, and this really sends her : the "Roule-Roule", a strip-joint run by Jean-Jean the barker, a big-time operator on the carny circuit. Three, a mysterious ailment. Fully aware that his days are numbered, Professor le clainche, takes off on the backroads of France in pursuit of his madcap adventure...

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films de la Boissière, F Comme Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distributors :

    Pathé Films, AMLF

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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Louis Livi, Annie Miller

    Adaptation :

    Claude Miller

    Screenwriter :

    Claude Miller

    Sound recordists :

    Paul Lainé, Gérard Lamps

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Chevalier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Music Composers :

    Antoine Ouvrier, Vincent Glenn, Pierre Boscheron

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Still Photographers :

    Luc Roux, Loïc Marrec

    Assistant directors :

    Nathan Miller, Valérie Othnin-Girard

    Line Producers :

    Annie Miller, Jean-José Richer

    Director of Photography :

    Guillaume Schiffman

    Assistant Operator :

    Éric Vallée

    Editor :

    Anne Lafarge

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

    Casting :

    Sherif Scouri, Amélie Bérard

    Sales Agent :

    Raphaël Berdugo

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 30 min

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