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A Feature film by Christine Laurent

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 03/09/1997


    Another continent, on the other side of the world: Montevideo, Uruguay. This city that was often talked about during the terrible days of the junta is now forgotten. A singer, Laure, arrives there for the first time in her life. She is supposed to meet Colossus, the man she loves. They haven't seen each other for a year. He isn't there. She waits for him in vain. She looks for him. What has happened? She is unable to resist the magnetic attraction of the city. At times, Laure is ready to accept the end of the affair, while at others she's ready to go on believing in it. And when her song speaks to this lost love, it's like she's trying to revive a dead man. Laure, on the other side of the world, is trapped by her own past.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Foreign production company :

    Madragoa Filmes

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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    "I set off, a little like Laure, my character. I discovered a surprising world, like a corner of old Europe, old-fashioned and dilapidated, thousand of miles away. So far away and yet so close at the same time. This was in June and July 1996, winter in the southern hemisphere: we were staying in an icy-cold hotel full of draughts. Everything was falling apart. Like a country that used to be rich but where things have been left to go to rack and ruin. A world on hold. And it was unbelievable that our film could come to life so far from everything

    in a country like Uruguay that doesn't even have a film industry..." (Laurence Côte)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Director of photography :

    Jeanne Lapoirie

    Production managers :

    Serge Catoire, Élisabeth Bocquet

    Editor :

    Rodolfo Wedeles

    Music Composer :

    Jorge Arriagada

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Rousseau

    Screenwriters :

    Christine Laurent, Philippe Arnaud, André Téchiné

    Sound Recordist :

    Fabian Oliver

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Production Designer :

    Ze Branco

    Costume designer :

    Isabel Branco

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    French, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Portugal, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)


    Cinema of Tomorrow

    Locarno Film Festival - 1997

    Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland, 1997)


    International Competition