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Those Were the Days...

Those Were the Days...

A Feature film by Didier Haudepin

Produced by Bloody Mary Production

Release in France : 13/09/1995


    A fortnight after her entry into the first-year prep class in a large Paris lycée, Delphine, 17, is the only witness to the suicide of Claude, a second year student. Two names carved in a desktop, "Axel & Claude", lead her to the dead girl's lover. Finally, at the climax of a perverse pact, he will reveal to her the real reasons for Claude's death.

    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Bloody Mary Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-production :

    La Sept Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

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    "The audience reaction to "Those were the days..." was a pleasant surprise. So far, it has been seen by 130,000 people in France and been sold in ten countries. All this despite an apparently difficult theme : the sentimental and social initiation of a young woman (Elodie Bouchez) from a modest background, who suddenly finds herself in the selective world of "prep classes". This specifically French world (training the "elite") has rarely been dealt with on the big screen. An air of intellectualism surrounded the subject but a wide and varied audience (Paris/provinces, classes and ages) has shown interest in it. This success, whatever the emotional and cinematic qualities of the film, is due mainly to the work that we were able to carry out in France with the French Association of Art-house Cinemas and the support of managers of independent theatres and - for the foreign market - the logistic back-up of Unifrance Film."
    (Didier Haudepin)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Didier Haudepin

    Adaptation :

    Didier Haudepin, Claire Mercier

    Screenwriter :

    Claire Mercier

    Sound Assistant :

    Denis Guilhem

    Camera operator :

    Sophie Cadet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Desplat

    Assistant directors :

    Christophe Jeauffroy, Max Legardeur, Jean-Luc Roze

    Sound recordists :

    Daniel Ollivier, Dominique Gaborieau

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marc Fabre

    Assistant Operator :

    Laurent Hincelin

    Production managers :

    Frank Le Wita, Marc de Bayser

    Editor :

    Juliette Welfling

    Production Designer :

    Michel Vandestien

    Sound Mixer :

    François Lepeuple

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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