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A Feature film by André Téchiné

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 21/08/1996


    Justin, a ten-year-old boy, is woken in the middle of the night... He has just heard a harsh cry... A woman's cry... his mother's cry... This is how the story begins ... Through the eyes of a child who hears about his father's death and realizes that people aren't telling him the truth... This truth, linked to his father's activities, is gradually revealed through the adult world... Alex the cop... Marie the philosophy teacher... Juliette and her brother Jimmy... And this truth, of course, never stops moving... Changing its appearance... And wounding those who get too close... Before losing itself in the movement of life...

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    "Flaws and power.
    Do you know the expression "to seize the opportunity ?" I had a "Rendezvous" with one on the day I met André Téchiné and he offered me the magnificent part of Juliette. Juliette, made up of flaws and power. I was able to throw myself into her completely because André was there. He doesn't call himself an actor's director. He says : "I assist them, if they're in danger."Juliette is the kind of part which alters the course of your life when it comes along. André is the kind of man who brings you happiness..."
    (Laurence Côte)

    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Screenwriters :

    André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand, Michel Alexandre, Pascal Bonitzer

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Mugel

    Assistant Operators :

    Alice Capronnier, Thomas Bataille

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Jacques Albert

    Editor :

    Martine Giordano

    Assistant editor :

    Raphaële Urtin

    Production Designer :

    Ze Branco

    Stunt performer :

    Jean-Claude Lagniez

    Costume designer :

    Élisabeth Tavernier

    Still Photographer :

    Isabelle Weingarten

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Pascal Hattu, Sandra Mainguené, Michel Nasri, Marianne Neplaz

    Director of photography :

    Jeanne Lapoirie

    Sound assistants :

    Philippe Morel, Véronique Tiron

    Camera Operator :

    Jacques Monge

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound Editor :

    Michel Klochendler

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Casting :

    Michel Nasri

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Pierre Laforce

    Location Manager :

    François Menny

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 19 min

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    Posters (1)



    Festival Selections (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1997

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1997)

    Selection (5)

    Best Film

    Best Actress : Catherine Deneuve

    Most Promising Actor : Benoît Magimel

    Most Promising Actress : Laurence Côte

    Best Director : André Téchiné

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1996

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1996)


    French Feature Films

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)


    Official Competition - Feature Films


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1997

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1997)


    César Award for Most Promising Actress : Laurence Côte