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Mondo

Mondo

A Feature film by Tony Gatlif

Produced by KG Productions

Release in France : 17/04/1996

    Synopsis

    One summer day, a boy of about ten appears on the streets of Nice - no family, no possessions, no schooling, but with a brilliant smile. Mondo's most at home in gardens, fields, and at the seashore. The bustle of the city can seem to overwhelm him. He has good survival instincts, running from police and from threatening adults, and he is looking for a family. Over time, people come to know him - he helps out a street magician, befriends an old man who keeps doves in his suitcase, and finds a mother, herself an outsider.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    KG Productions

    French distribution :

    KG Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    KG Productions

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    International releases (6)

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    About

    "This is the story of a ten-year-old boy from the countries living on the edge, those countries de-stroyed by misery and war: Albania, Romania, Kurdistan and so many others... It's the story of a street child and, through him, of all martyred children. Yet it's not a tragic tale. Mondo arrives in Nice, the epitome of a rich city. He could try to make everyone feel guilty. Instead, he has the courage to give, to give a smile. Mondo, the little prince, brings happiness to the outcasts in the street. It's a tale based on reality."
    (Tony Gatlif)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Michèle Ray Gavras

    Author of original work :

    J.M.G. Le Clezio

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Guichard

    Assistant Operators :

    Patrick Ghiringhelli, Claude Garnier

    Sound Editor :

    Fabien Krzyzanowski

    Production Designer :

    Denis Mercier

    Assistant Director :

    Alexandre Gavras

    Screenwriter :

    Tony Gatlif

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Richard

    Editor :

    Nicole Berckmans

    Assistant editors :

    Caroline Chatriot, Pauline Dairou, Valérie Niddam

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Gaborieau

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Themes :

    Childhood, Wandering

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    17/04/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    86.747

    Visa issue date :

    10/05/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1995

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1995)

    Selection

    Feature Films