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Messieurs les enfants

A Feature film by Pierre Boutron

Produced by Ciby 2000

Release in France : 01/10/1997


    One morning, three twelve-year-old kids wake up to find they've been transformed into adults overnight. In total panic, they dash into their parents room. They have been changed into children...

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Ciby 2000

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    Ciby Distribution

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    "The permanent confusion between the world of adults and that of children launches our three heroes upon a series of events in which all that makes sense becomes senseless, and all that seems illogical becomes coherent. Yet, it's through childhood that each character finds their identity. It's as if the punishment essay inflicted on the kids by their teacher had the power to rub out the blots on the blackboard of adult life, so that a child's hand might write des-tiny anew there. In short, the appearance of the world depends on the gaze brought to bear upon it." (Pierre Boutron)

    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriters :

    Daniel Pennac, Pierre Boutron

    Sound recordists :

    Guillaume Sciama, Gérard Rousseau

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Claude Petit

    Still Photographer :

    Arnaud Borrel

    Director of Photography :

    François Catonné

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Production Designer :

    Emile Ghigo

    Costume designer :

    Michèle Richer

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    Feature film

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    France, Spain

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    Majority French (France, Spain)

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    1 h 40 min

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