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Men, Women : User's Manual

Men, Women : User's Manual

A Feature film by Claude Lelouch

Produced by Les Films 13

Release in France : 28/08/1996


    Once more, it's a tale of two men who were not destined to meet. One has almost everything and wants everything else. The other has very little but intends to hang onto it. So both in their own way are stricken with anxiety. It all begins in a doctor's waiting room, due to a minor ulcer brought on by this worry. For the first man, love, friendship and money are no longer enough. The second wonders what tomorrow will bring. Will he manage one day to ply his real trade ? Will his girl friend ever marry him? "The chains of love are never as strong as when they are made of gold", says the first man. "Love can be bought only by love", answers the second. Little by little this oddball duo will bond into an inseparable friendship as strange and strong as the friendships we see in the movies, books and real life...
    (Claude Lelouch)

    Actors (35)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films 13

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films 26

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distributors :

    Fox France, Ugc

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    International releases (15)

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    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Tania Zazulinsky

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Claude Lelouch, René Bonnell

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Lelouch, Jean-Philippe Chatrier, René Bonnell

    Sound Recordist :

    Harald Maury

    Production manager :

    Tania Zazulinsky

    Editor :

    Hélène de Luze

    Assistant Editor :

    Stéphane Mazalaigue

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Bufnoir

    Foley artists :

    Pascal Chauvin, Patrick Egreteau

    Costume designer :

    Dominique Borg

    Still Photographer :

    David Koskas

    Assistant directors :

    Christophe Cheysson, Brieuc Vanderswalm

    Line Producer :

    Jean-Paul de Vidas

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Pavans de Cecatty

    Assistant Operators :

    Christophe Paturange, Christophe Legal

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Arlette Gordon

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Gargonne

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Couturier

    Music Composer :

    Francis Lai

    Stunt performer :

    Daniel Vérité

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Rousseau

    Location Manager :

    Frédéric Doniguian

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Romantic comedy

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    2 h 2 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes  - 2004

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes (Greece, 2004)


    CinéMusique - CineMusic

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1996

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1996)


    Official Competition


    Venice International Film Festival  - 1996

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1996)


    Little Golden Lion