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French Twist

French Twist

A Feature film by Josiane Balasko

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 08/02/1995

    Synopsis

    Laurent is married to Loli. They're an apparently happy couple. Two kids, the happy housewife, him with a good job - an estate agent in a town in the south of France - and a number of extramarital affairs that don't affect the harmony of his home life as Loli is obviously quite unaware of this philandering. And then one day this sweet harmony is cracked, for no good reason, when a woman called Marijo and her comaper break down outside their house. Laurent and Marijo have only one thing in common, but it's big : they both like women...

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Renn Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Les Films Flam , TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    AMLF

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    International releases (33)

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    About

    “(...) On Balasko Airlines, the service is as outrageously wild as expected. After the test flight of “Sac de noeuds”, “Les Keufs” and the crash-landing of “Ma vie est un enfer”, Balasko has hit cruising altitude, the perfect balance between frantic burlesque and self-imploding bourgeois comedy, in total complicity with her characters. In “Gazon maudit”, a film in several acts, the man is the turkey who gets a good stuffing (...)”

    (Philippe Vecchi - Libération)

    Full credits (24)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Berri

    Dialogue Writer :

    Josiane Balasko

    Line Producer :

    Pierre Grunstein

    Co-producer :

    Bruno Moynot

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Camera operators :

    Thierry Jault, Patrick de Ranter

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Josée Di Tullio

    Sound editor :

    Stéphanie Granel

    Continuity supervisor :

    Patrick Aubrée

    Music Composer :

    Manuel Malou

    Choreographer :

    Blanca Li

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Telsche Boorman, Josiane Balasko

    Author of original work :

    Telsche Boorman

    Screenwriter :

    Josiane Balasko

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard de Battista

    Assistant Operator :

    Éric Brun

    Production Manager :

    Claude Parnet

    Editors :

    Claudine Merlin, Kako Kelber

    Assistant editors :

    Fabien Ferreri, Alexandre Landreau

    Production Designer :

    Carlos Conti

    Foley artist :

    Jérôme Lévy

    Costume designer :

    Fabienne Katany

    Still Photographer :

    Bernard Prim

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Homosexuality, Relationships

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    08/02/1995

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    85.984

    Visa issue date :

    02/02/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (5)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

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

    Selection (5)

    Best Producer : Claude Berri

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Telsche Boorman

    Best Supporting Actor : Ticky Holgado

    Best Actor : Alain Chabat

    Best Film

    Lumiere Awards - 1996

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)

    Selection

    French Films

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1995

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1995)

    Selection

    Feature Films

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

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

    Awards (2)

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Telsche Boorman

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Josiane Balasko

    Lumiere Awards - 1996

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)

    Awards

    Meilleur scénario : Josiane Balasko

    Delegations (2)