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Young Werther

Young Werther

A Feature film by Jacques Doillon

Produced by Home Made Movies, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 31/03/1993


    Ever since Goethe wrote his romantic novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, the name Werther has been synonymous with the mystery and even the romance of suicide among the young. In this thoughtful movie, Ismaël (Ismal Jole), a young thirteen-year old boy, is taken aback by the suicide of his best friend. Not only did he not have any idea that this dramatic act was a possibility, neither did his other friends. Perhaps it had something to do with his having an unrequited love for a beautiful young neighbor, an attraction Ismaël also feels. Perhaps it had something to do with drugs, or a problem with a universally disliked teacher. Throughout most of the film, the young survivors discuss their departed classmate.


    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Home Made Movies, Les Films Alain Sarde

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    Co-production :

    Lola Films

    French distributors :

    Wild Bunch Distribution, Pan-Européenne

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    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Hervé Duhamel

    Executive Producer :

    Christine Gozlan

    Director of Photography :

    Christophe Pollock

    Sound assistant :

    Brigitte Taillandier

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Jean-Pierre Vincent, Pascal Launay

    Assistant editor :

    Valentine Duley

    Foley artists :

    Pascal Chauvin, Pascal Dedeye

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Author of original work :

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Doillon

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Claude Laureux

    Assistant Operator :

    Emmanuelle Collinot

    Editor :

    Nicole Lubtchansky

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Casting :

    Rafi Pitts, Marie de Laubier, Ève Guillou

    Location Manager :

    Sylvain Blache

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Romantic comedy

    Themes :

    Adolescence, Education, Suicide

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

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