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Guilty or not Guilty ?

Guilty or not Guilty ?

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Améris

Produced by CLC Productions (Compagnie Lyonnaise de Cinéma)

Release in France : 04/12/1996


    Serge Perrin has always claimed that his life would not be ordinary, that he would rise above his humble yet generous origins. He was heading for great things, as an actor perhaps... At the age of 24, this young man from the provinces is a homeless and unemployed drifter in Paris and things are not looking good. But Serge Perrin, a modern-day Candide, never gives up. He has energy and imagination to spare. He wants to exist and dispel his loneliness. When he pushes open door of a police station, the great adventure is under way. He finds a star part at last...

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    Production and distribution (4)

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    "In my mind, the hero was a sort of modern-day Don Quixote. A young man who wants his life to be like one long film, full of adventure, joy and love, even if reality often lets him down. One fine day, yes, one fine day, I saw "The Bait", directed by Bertrand Tavernier (I'll be eternally grateful to him), a film that starred Bruno Putzulu. I immediately knew that I had found my Serge Perrin in this young man who, like the greatest actors, is able to make the audience cry and laugh at the same time. It's a great joy for a filmmaker to find his alter-ego in such a way and I'm never happier than when audiences share my enthusiasm for this outstanding actor."
    (Jean-Pierre Améris)

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Daniel Charrier

    Sound Recordist :

    Georges Prat

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Vandermeeren

    Assistant Operators :

    Séverine Barde, Jacques Cousin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Sound editor :

    Monique Chaufferin

    Music Composer :

    Pierre Adenot

    Casting :

    Gérard Moulevrier

    Costume designer :

    Danièle Colin-Linard

    Still Photographer :

    Jacques Cousin

    Assistant directors :

    Euric Allaire, Florence Aupetit, Frédy Busso

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pierre Améris, Caroline Bottaro, Hugues Pagan, Jean-Louis Benoît

    Sound Assistant :

    Yunus Acar

    Production Manager :

    Claude Barnault

    Editor :

    Stéphanie Mahet

    Assistant editor :

    Marie Da Costa

    Foley artist :

    Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Pierre Clech

    Sound Mixer :

    Thomas Gauder

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    Feature film

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    Belgium, France

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    Majority French (Belgium, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Dolby A

    Posters (1)


    Selections (3)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1996

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1996)


    Out of Competition

    La Semaine de la Critique - Cannes - 1996

    La Semaine de la Critique - Cannes (France, 1996)


    Official Competition