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Fred

Fred

A Feature film by Pierre Jolivet

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 12/03/1997

    Synopsis

    A new town with its neat grid of identical dwellings. Fred, early thirties, is a skilled crane operator on the dole. The empty days weigh heavy on his soul. Luckily he has Lisa. She's younger than him. She has a small boy and a job as a switchboard operator in a medical lab. She's the breadwinner. Her love keeps Fred afloat. Then there's Michel, the friend and neighbour. Michel's a truck driver. He works irregular hours. One night Fred is woken by the noise of a tractortrailer parking near the house. Next morning, Michel Fred a favour. Fred asks no questions, even though he smells a rat, even though it smells like danger... like those two strangers in a van, lurking around Michel's house...

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-production :

    Little Bear

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    About

    "I've always wanted to work with Vincent Lindon and when we decided to make a film together, I started writing with him in mind. I think he has great qualities, not just popular ones. He is one of the rare French actors who physically and intellectually adopts the characters that he plays. Fred is a simple guy who doesn't read books and Lindon can live with that. He has plaid students, lawyers and has attained a certain maturity. He wanted to be Fred. As for Clotilde Courau, she soon become the obvious choice. It's her first role as a mother with whom she has a sex life and a house that she keeps running. Lisa is a pylon, an anchor. Clotilde wanted that. You can be lucky at times : you ask actors to do exactly what they want to do. For Clotilde too, it was the right time." (Pierre Jolivet)

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Line Producers :

    Frédéric Bourboulon, Bertrand Tavernier

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Blossier

    Assistant Operators :

    Jérôme Alméras, Patrick Ghiringhelli

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Sound editors :

    Cécile Ranc, Marie-Christine Ratel

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Art Director :

    Paul Decaux

    Costume designer :

    Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Location Manager :

    Pascal Ralite

    Assistant directors :

    Sandra Dalle, Sonia Larue

    Screenwriter :

    Pierre Jolivet

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Excoffier

    Production Manager :

    François Hamel

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Assistant editors :

    Tina Baz Le Gal, Marie Lecoeur

    Production Designer :

    Sylvie Salmon

    Music Composers :

    Serge Perathoner, Jannick Top

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Christian Simonpietri

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Fraud

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    12/03/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.399

    Visa issue date :

    24/02/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (2)