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Venial Sin... Mortal Sin...

Venial Sin... Mortal Sin...

A Feature film by Pomme Meffre

Produced by Play It Again

Release in France : 01/02/1995


    The intimate diary of a 11 year old girl. Céline describes her life living with her grandmother in the country after the war. Amidst the innocent child's play, the village hairdresser, a seductive man of 50, incites her to discover her sexuality.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Play It Again

    French distribution :

    Play It Again

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    "The simplest things are often the hardest to do. For the film we needed to shoot a close-up of a dish filled with rabbits' heads in a steaming wine sauce. A local farmer's wife had stocked all the rabbits' heads that she had managed to find in her freezer for six months. The day we were due to shoot the scene, the young props man, pale and on the verge of collapse, came to see me, unable to cook these bloody heads with their dull eyes. So, taking my inspiration from my grandmother's cookbook, I did it myself. When the dish of decapitated heads arrived on set, the whole crew felt nauseous and gave cries of disgust. I needed all my authority as a director to have the dish lit and filmed lovingly. On top of all this, the canteen served us rabbit stew... Everyone fled and I was left there alone to savour my favourite bit, the rabbits' head."

    (Pomme Meffre)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Hugues Desmichelle

    Sound Recordist :

    Pascal Ribier

    Director of Photography :

    Guy Chabanis

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Barbara Newman

    Continuity supervisor :

    Véronique Paris

    Music Composers :

    Jean-Pierre Stora, Georges Rabol

    Assistant Director :

    Nicolas Picard

    Screenwriter :

    Pomme Meffre

    Production Manager :

    Auréle Giraud

    Editor :

    Françoise Berger-Garnault

    Production Designer :

    Gisèle Cavali

    Costume designer :

    Nicole Bize

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

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