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The Liars

The Liars

A Feature film by Élie Chouraqui

Produced by Zadig Films

Release in France : 06/03/1996


    You have to lie, it's simple! Lie, flatter, trick and charm... Otherwise, how would Daisy, aged only twenty and driven by the ambition of being in the movies, manage to wheedle her way into the lives of the people she ad-mires? Like Zac Marny, a renowned director who lives with the actress Hélène Miller or Marcus Doumer, Zac's producer. But on the night she enters their lives, Zac vanishes with-out a trace. When he reappears eight months later, Zac is a bum!

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Zadig Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

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    "I appreciate the man and the filmmaker. I love the filmmaker's style and technique. The fact that he does the framing himself, unlike most directors, allows his actors a great deal of freedom. A shot is never fixed, we never know where he is going to linger with his camera. He moves without stopping, changes from one take to the next. The camera picks you up and then leaves you. That was the case in "The Groundhogs" and it's even more obvious in "The Liars". And since he is always in an excellent mood on set, this stim-ulating energy makes the work enjoyable. For an actor, there's nothing more exciting than moving like this from one truth to an-other, being guided one day by Chéreau, or by Corneau, then by Chouraqui. That's what makes our job so interesting."
    (Jean-Hugues Anglade)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Élie Chouraqui

    Sound recordists :

    François Musy, William Flageollet

    Screenwriters :

    Antoine Lacomblez, Élie Chouraqui

    Production Manager :

    Inigo Lezzi

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Costume designer :

    Martine Rapin

    Still Photographer :

    David Koskas

    Assistant Director :

    Denis Seurat

    Line Producer :

    Robert Benmussa

    Director of Photography :

    François Catonné

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Production Designers :

    Nicolas Prier, Louise Marzaroli

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)



    Berlin International Film Festival - 1996

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1996)


    Official Competition