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Conjugal Duty

A Feature film by Benoît Barbier

Produced by F Comme Film

Release in France : 06/09/1995


    In 1629, Nathan Le Cerf joins the forces of the Comte d'Anchire. The latter forces him to fight a duel, then sentences him to be beheaded for having broken Louis XIII's edict on duels. Nathan escapes and flees to the Toulouse area, disguises himself as a pastel maker and settles in a lowly hut. As he plots his revenge, he marries Marthe de Lairac, unaware that she too has been bent on revenge for years now...

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    F Comme Film

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    France 3 Cinéma

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    "I have a painter friend called Pierre Skira who does wonderful work in pastels. He asked me (...) to do a book with him. I preferred a fiction work to the usually stuffy texts that you read in catalogues. (...) Pastels don't lie. I therefore wanted a love story that didn't lie, a violent Louis XIII passion of the mind. (...). I showed what I'd written to Jean-Louis Livi (...). I told him it was something that a writer isn't allowed to do : tell a story that ends two-thirds of the way through the book and that is immediately followed by another. The fact that love, in addition to desire, is enriched by female revenge, (...) touched him deeply. He did everything, he introduced me to Benoît Barbier. The story became a film."
    (Pascal Quignard)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Louis Livi

    Line Producer :

    Bernard Marescot

    Director of Photography :

    Eduardo Serra

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Chevalier

    Editor :

    Thierry Derocles

    Music Composer :

    Sonia Wieder-Atherton

    Sales Agent :

    Raphaël Berdugo

    Adaptation :

    Pascal Quignard

    Screenwriter :

    Pascal Quignard

    Sound recordists :

    Sophie Chiabaut, François Groult

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Production Designer :

    Bernard Vezat

    Costume designer :

    Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 33 min

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