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A Feature film by Jean Becker

Produced by Films Christian Fechner

Release in France : 01/02/1995


    “I was born with music one Christmas Eve. I was three years old when my mother killed herself. My grand-parents took me in. Their whole place stank of mothballs. I don't love them and never did. I raised hell whenever I could. Finally, they couldn't stand me any more, which suited me fine since I felt the same way about them. So from then on, it was the Social Services. That's where I met Solange who was a real troublemaker, always ready to try anything. Ahmed... him I met later, in the projects. Since then, he sticks to me like glue. He uses up all my oxygen. So now, Solange and Ahmed are the only family I have. We live, however we feel like it, managing the best we can. When it gets too tough, we get high. But, today, I gotta leave them, I have to find my son of a bitch father. I swear to you, mom, I'll kill him, slowly but surely, slowly, tenderly..”

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    "Firstly, "Elisa" is the encounter between a highly talented young actress and a director with a greying moustache who were eager to work together. Then, there was a producer who made their dream come true. It was a magnificent experience. Vanessa and Christian, I love this film that we made together. Thank you both."
    (Jean Becker)

    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Christian Fechner

    Line Producers :

    Hervé Truffaut, Didier Pain

    Director of Photography :

    Étienne Becker

    Sound Assistant :

    Emmanuel Ughetto

    Camera Operator :

    Arthur Cloquet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Karine Ellena

    Sound editor :

    Nadine Muse

    Continuity supervisor :

    Brigitte Hedou-Prat

    Music Composers :

    Zbigniew Preisner, Michel Colombier

    Costume designers :

    Marie-Françoise Perochon, Juliette Menager, Arianne Phillips, Gil Noir

    Still Photographer :

    Dominique Le Strat

    Assistant directors :

    Laure Prevost, Fabrice Grange, François Domange

    Screenwriters :

    Fabrice Carazo, Jean Becker

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Louis Ughetto, William Flageollet, Pierre Martens

    Assistant Operators :

    Martin Legrand, Pierre-André Weité

    Production Manager :

    Henri Brichetti

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Assistant editor :

    Claire Beze

    Production Designer :

    Thérèse Ripaud

    Casting :

    Juliette Menager

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Location Manager :

    Daniel Baschieri

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

    Selection (3)

    Best Supporting Actress : Clotilde Courau

    Most Promising Actress : Clotilde Courau

    Best Original Music : Serge Gainsbourg, Zbigniew Preisner


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Original Score : Zbigniew Preisner

    César Award for Best Original Score : Serge Gainsbourg

    César Award for Best Original Score


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

    Team (2)

    Composer of original music : Zbigniew Preisner

    Composer of original music : Serge Gainsbourg