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Bastard Brood

Bastard Brood

A Feature film by Tonie Marshall

Produced by MP Productions

Release in France : 03/04/1996


    The story of three half-sisters and a half-brother who don't know each other. All were brought up by their respective mothers and grandparents. All were recognized by their father, who then disappeared never to return. They never met him. Time passed... When the story begins, the father, Julius Mandenne, is aged 65 and on trial for murder. The children meet for the first time at the trial. They discover one another. They all come from different backgrounds and have all dealt with being fatherless in different ways. And yet, confronting this mystery father brings them together into a family, that indefinable bond which is both a gift and a choice...

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    MP Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Zagora Films, Banana Films

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Co-productions :

    M6 Films, UGC Images, France 2 Cinéma, Tabo Tabo Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

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    International releases (4)

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    "I have always been intrigued by the idea of meetings in later life between people who are connected by blood but perhaps nothing else. It makes them watch each other and wonder : Do we have anything in common ? Must we love each other ? Will it change our lives ? This is my backbone, the story of the film. It is not about mistaken identity, it's about an over-scheduled meeting."

    (Tonie Marshall)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Michel Propper, Catherine Burniaux

    Screenwriters :

    Tonie Marshall, Jacky Cukier

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Jacques Ferran

    Editor :

    Jacques Comets

    Production Designers :

    Marie-Pierre Bourboulon, Marc-Philippe Guerig

    Costume designer :

    Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

    Still Photographer :

    Mathieu Garçon

    Executive Producer :

    Christine Raspillère

    Director of Photography :

    Dominique Chapuis

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Eva Simonet, Nathalie Gorgon

    Assistant editors :

    Marie de la Selle, Sylvie Ballyot

    Music Composer :

    Vincent Malone

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, Belgium, France

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    Majority French (Switzerland, Belgium, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Posters (1)



    Festival Selections (3)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1996

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1996)


    Out of Competition

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1996

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1996)


    Out of Competition