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The Target to Kill

The Target to Kill

A Feature film by Pierre Courrège

Produced by Odéon Productions

Release in France : 05/03/1997

    Synopsis

    Chris and Zelda meet while on holiday. It's love at first sight. Things happens so crazily and so fast that when Chris forced to return to the submarine on which he is a crew-member, he hasn't had time to ask his pretty Russian love Zelda for her address. Chris is trapped under water for several weeks on a secret mission. When he comes back up, Zelda has vanished. Chris can only think of one solution. He puts out a call on Jean-Pierre Bellac's top tv-show, "Tell Me a Love Story". This act changes his life and our hero finds himself caught up in an explosive situation in which he becomes both a public enemy and a sitting duck...

    Actors (36)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Odéon Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Maestranza Films, T&C Film AG

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, UGC Images, Film Ressources

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Artédis

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    About

    "Truffaut was always surprised that a director's first film should so often be grave and serious, as if young directors felt that comedy, as a genre, could ruin their reputation. In "The Target", by blending action and comedy in a fast-paced entertainment, I tried to lead the audience into a crazy world with a light, skilful camera where actors move through space, spin round and set off back in the opposite direction. I simply tried to make people laugh. True, comedy isn't serious but there's hope for me yet." (Pierre Courrège)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Laurent Thiry

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Courrège, Bernard Rosselli

    Sound Recordist :

    Roger Di Ponio

    Assistant Operators :

    Fabrice Moindrot, Olivier Gallois

    Production managers :

    Daniel Delume, Pierrick Le Pochat

    Editor :

    Nicole Saunier

    Assistant editor :

    Viviane Gourvest

    Production Designer :

    Nicolas Prier

    Casting :

    Max Morel, Nora Habib

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Assistant Director :

    Jean-François Villemer

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Dahan

    Sound Assistant :

    Pierre Collodin

    Camera Operator :

    Thierry Schwartz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laura Gouadain

    Sound Editor :

    Jean-Paul Hurier

    Continuity supervisors :

    Isabelle Querrioux, Béatrice Pollet

    Music Composer :

    Christian Gaubert

    Costume designer :

    Madeline Fontaine

    Still Photographer :

    Roger Arpajou

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Crime/thriller, Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland, Spain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Switzerland, Spain)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    05/03/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    81.578

    Visa issue date :

    05/02/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color