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Mauvais Genre

Mauvais Genre

A Feature film by Laurent Bénégui

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 09/07/1997


    My first is a writer, awkward, weak, full of bad faith, and terribly selfish. My second is a hotel sneak thief. She's strong, free, and in love with my first. My third sells hats and happens by chance upon the novel of my first. My all starts to look a little off when my third catches the eye of my first and my second the eye of my third.

    Actors (39)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    "Concerning Laurent Bénégui...

    Laurent Bénégui doesn't weigh down the actors, especially not with directorial pressure. He's in a state of total lightness, of permanent inventivity. There's something very childlike about him.

    Concerning childhood...

    Childhood must be watered every day, otherwise it leaves you.

    Concerning the hero...

    A woman passes, and he invents a love story. We don't know if it's the invention of this story that excites him, love itself, or the woman. He's a mega-egocentric. He uses the people and the events around him to prove he exists. Thus he is constantly seeking. Running. Out-living himself. As a result he falls flat on his face, having tripped over the magic carpet of his existence.

    Concerning the fairer sex...

    I happen to share Laurent's opinion on the fairer sex. From time to time, a man thumps the table with his fist for effect. And wham ! He breaks his wrist !

    (Jacques Gamblin)

    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles Gassot

    Line Producer :

    Jacques Hinstin

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Gennesseaux

    Sound Assistant :

    Frédéric de Ravignan

    Camera Operator :

    Luc Pagès

    Editor :

    Jean-Luc Gaget

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Marc Kerdelhué

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Assistant directors :

    Mathieu de Pasquale, Amine Mestari

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Luc Gaget, Laurent Bénégui

    Sound Recordist :

    Pascal Ribier

    Assistant Operators :

    Jérôme Alméras, Nicolas Herdt, Cyrill Renaud

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agathe Sallaberry

    Music Composers :

    Laurent Coq, Benjamin Raffaelli

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Dolby SRD