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 Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have Communist Parents

Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have Communist Parents

A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

Produced by Salomé

Release in France : 01/12/1993


    Paris, September 1958. Irene is a devoted and fervent Communist activist. Her husband Bernard, who sells shoes, is not. Irene's political activity within the Party make her an independent woman. Which inevitably sparks jelousy in Bernard, as well as admiration. They love each other, but political activism and family life don't always go together. They have one son, Leon, and also share the house with Charlot, Irene's uncle. The year 1958 is a turning point for Irene and her family. Bernard's shoes store goes bankrupt and he becomes a delivary man for a department store. Meanwhile, Charles De Gaulle has returned to the political stage with a new constitution for France, which is submitted to a national referendum. Irene makes the issue a personal affair, and she and her comrades campaign vigorously for a "No" vote. Yet another event will dsirupt the family's life : the Red Army Choir comes to Paris, bringing with it the soloist Ivan, who has a fateful encounter with Irene...

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    Foreign production companies :

    Mafilm, Limbo Film

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    Full credits (25)

    Executive Producer :

    Maurice Bernart

    Foreign producers :

    Luciano Gloor, André Szöts

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lorrain

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, Nicolas Boukhrief

    Assistant Operators :

    Jacques Ballay, Béatrice Mizrahi

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Marie-Josée Di Tullio, Anne Ropars

    Sound editor :

    Catherine d'Hoir

    Production Assistant :

    Florence Leonnet

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Vincent Puzos

    Music Composer :

    Serge Franklin

    Costume designer :

    Fabienne Katany

    Sound Mixer :

    Christian Fontaine

    Location manager :

    Nathalie Bernart

    Assistant directors :

    Thierry Binisti, David Ferrier, François Azria

    Associate producers :

    Jean Labadie, Michel Propper

    Line Producer :

    Alain Centonze

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno Delbonnel

    Production Manager :

    Claude Parnet

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Assistant editors :

    Pascale Chrétien, Annick Hurst

    Continuity supervisor :

    Florence Bodin-Joyeux

    Art director :

    Ana Montañana Alba

    Casting :

    Tatiana Vialle

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Bernard Prim

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    Feature film

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    Politics, Memories

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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