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A Feature film by Bertrand Van Effenterre

Produced by Mallia Films

Release in France : 22/09/1993


    A Mediterranean scrubland. The relentless noise of crickets. In the distance a highway and the procession of lorries travelling through the countryside at top speed.
    Among the green oaks and thorn bushes the construction of a leisure Centre is nearing completion. For the time being the tennis courts, swimming pool and sports halls are still empty but already flashy.
    On the other side, from the building workers' prefabs can be heard the happy chaos of children shouting, families getting together and Ramadan celebrations.
    Moving incessantly between the two, are Fabienne, daughter of the manageress of the Centre, and Latifa, daughter of one of the workers.
    Fabienne and Latifa are friends, they tell each other everything, or almost... When you are 16 there are secrets that you donUt share, even with your best friend. Then, there are questions which one would love to be able to answer and mysteries one would love to understand...
    The Centre's opening day approaches. It is the day of Fabienne's 16th birthday. But why do her mother Anne and her uncle Tom seem to be so fearful of that day ?

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Mallia Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Bertrand Van Effenterre

    Sound Recordist :

    Daniel Ollivier

    Screenwriters :

    Anne Bragance, Bertrand Van Effenterre

    Sound Assistant :

    Denis Guilhem

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Pascaline Suty

    Assistant Director :

    Philippe Tourret

    Line Producer :

    Xavier Carniaux

    Director of Photography :

    Yorgos Arvanitis

    Production managers :

    Edith Colnel, Roland Thénot

    Production Designer :

    Frédéric Duru

    Foley artist :

    Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Rousseau

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

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    Dolby SR