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The Bidochon

The Bidochon

A Feature film by Serge Korber

Produced by Films de la Reine Blanche (Les)

Release in France : 01/05/1996


    Robert Bidochon, a very ordinary Frenchman, and his no less mediocre wife Raymonde met through a dating agency. After a bargain-basement wedding ceremony they move into furnished lodgings and their petty life creeps on. Madame Bidochon does the boring chores, the shopping and the housework. She feels hard done by. Why is she only Raymonde Bidochon when she knows deep down she was born to be Princess Raymonde? She dreams about it. Her husband doesn't dream at all.

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Films de la Reine Blanche (Les)

    Foreign production company :

    Animatografo 2

    Co-productions :

    M6 Films, CTN Productions, Lumière International, Hyphen

    French distribution :

    BA Distribution

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    "The Bidochons are misfits. They undergo the trials and torments of everyday life without undrstanding the rules so they alway react the wrong way. They are not idiots. They are just clumsy. Everything that comes from outside seems to be an attack, which is why they stay together even though their home life is a mess. What they know best is each other. Each one sees his image reflected in the other and this image of themselves reassures them. When we wrote the screeplay, Serge Korber and I set out to portray a couple who are victims, and that is how Anémone and Stévenin play them." (Christian Binet)

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producers :

    Marie-Claire Korber, Serge Korber

    Author of original work :

    Christian Binet

    Co-producer :

    Michel Lieuré

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Sempé

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurent Guyot

    Production Designer :

    Michel Farge

    Costume designer :

    Zorica Lozic

    Assistant Director :

    Alain Nauroy

    Screenwriters :

    Christian Binet, Jean-Jacques Tarbès, Christian Watton

    Directors of Photography :

    Jean-Jacques Tarbès, Mário de Carvalho

    Production Manager :

    Victor Beniard

    Editor :

    Marie-Claire Korber

    Music Composer :

    Alain Goraguer

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Lecoeur

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    Feature film

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    Portugal, France

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    Majority French (Portugal, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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