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A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 16/02/1994


    Paul has just bought a charming waterfront hotel in the heart of France. In debt for the next ten years, he sets to work with his beautiful new wife Nelly. "La vie est belle" for the young couple who soon have a child and a thriving business. This lovely provincial, family-run hotel quickly attracts many locals, tourists and young lovers. Paul however, is working like a dog, and becomes increasingly irritated and high strung. He starts taking sleeping pills and is aware of a voice in his head expressing doubts. Still, all is well and life goes on. Then Paul becomes suspicious of his wife, catching her in ambiguous situations with the hotel guests...

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    mk2 films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Ced Productions, Cinemanuel

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

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    International releases (18)

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Bernard Thomasson, Dominique Dalmasso

    Director of Photography :

    Bernard Zitzermann

    Assistant Operator :

    Fabienne Delaleau

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Monique Fardoulis

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aurore Chabrol

    Music Composer :

    Matthieu Chabrol

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Still Photographer :

    Jérémie Nassif

    Adaptation :

    Claude Chabrol

    Screenwriter :

    Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Sound Assistant :

    Philippe Richard

    Camera Operator :

    Michel Thiriet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Assistant editors :

    Florence Poulain, Olivier Rossignol

    Production Designer :

    Emile Ghigo

    Foley artists :

    André Naudin, Gadou Naudin

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Themes :

    Conflict, Relationships, Désir, News story

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR