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Limited Edition

Limited Edition

A Feature film by Bernard Rapp

Produced by Lili Productions

Release in France : 22/01/1997


    The story of a crime in which the weapon is a novel. Edward and Nicolas have been friends for thirty years. Edward is English and a renowned publisher. Nicolas is French and a best-selling author. But one day, Nicolas brings Edward a manuscript and urges him to read it because this one is "different", he says. "It's personal". From the first pages, Edward finds a moving, intense novel in a new style but the more he reads, the more horrified he becomes.The manuscript that he has in his hands is none other than the story of a crime committed thirty years earlier, a terrible secret that has haunted Edward since that time because he was, involuntarily, one of the actors in it. And, in the manuscript, the guilty party inadvertently reveals his identity: Nicolas Fabry, his close friend. Edward, aware that this book will bring his friend fame and fortune, realizes the possibility of using the book's enormous potential to take his revenge. Without no apparent violence, the highly respectable Sir Edward Lamb gradually sets up the most incredible and inflexible plot.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Lili Productions

    French distribution :

    CTV International

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    "You tackle your first film differently depending on whether you're twenty or fifty. For my first feature, I wanted to make a classical film, uninfluenced by current trends. "Limited Edition" is a tale of revenge, a relentless plot with an eternal theme. For the same reasons, the rhythm of the tale is unusual: the story starts slowly, without the audience knowing whether it will be a comedy or a drama, and then speeds up and closes in like the jaws of a trap. I believe life is like this, full of expectations, illusions, false leads and cruelty. Therefore, I wanted the audience to continually be with the manipulator, played by Terence Stamp, who is present in every scene." (Bernard Rapp)

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Joël Foulon, Boudjemaa Dahmane

    Dialogue Writers :

    Richard Morgiève, Bernard Rapp

    Screenwriter :

    Bernard Rapp

    Sound Recordist :

    Hervé Chauvel

    Camera operators :

    Stéphane Cami, Philippe Lardon

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Assistant editor :

    Sylvie Quester

    Production Designer :

    François Comtet

    Costume designer :

    Annie Périer

    Still Photographer :

    Monika Jeziorowska

    Adaptation :

    Richard Morgiève, Bernard Rapp

    Line Producers :

    Cléo Daran, Jean-Pierre Fayer

    Director of Photography :

    Romain Winding

    Sound Assistant :

    Régis Leroux

    Production Manager :

    Éric Dussart

    Editor :

    Anna Basurco

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne-Marie Garcia

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Philippe Goude

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Faure

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    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