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For a Good Cause

For a Good Cause

A Feature film by Jacques Fansten

Produced by Films de la Chamade

Release in France : 05/02/1997


    A French school introduces a campaign to give African refugees shelter for one month at local families. Young Tonin too wants to help but his parents disagree, so he keeps Moussa, an African boy his own age, hidden in their house.

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    Only adults believe that children don't think about the world around them, metaphysics or politics. Sometimes, I feel they think harder because they are discovering life and don't accept it as easily as we do. They still believe that everything is possible and that's how Tonin causes turmoil in his world. We often miss the magic and innocence of classic American comedy. Capra's characters, for instance, were often naive and idealistic, confront-ing a world that wasn't made for them. And there was always the joy of seeing them win. I have the feeling that it's nigh on impossible to present an idealistic character in our cynical and disillusioned times since he immediately appears absurd. The only solution is a child character. In that way, you can still confront the ambient melancholy with a humanistic dream. This is what Tonin does. His energy, craftiness and fears cause havoc around him. And he wins. (Jacques Fansten)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Jacques Dercourt

    Foreign producer :

    Jacqueline Pierreux

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Morelle

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Machuel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Continuity supervisor :

    Joëlle Keyser

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Marie Sénia

    Costume designer :

    Édith Vesperini

    Assistant Director :

    Emmanuel Rondeau

    Adaptation :

    Jacques Fansten

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Fansten

    Production manager :

    Rosine Robiolle

    Editor :

    André Chaudagne

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Rouxel

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Location Manager :

    Laurent Lasnon

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    Feature film

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    Belgium, Germany, France

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    Majority French (Belgium, Germany, France)

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    1 h 45 min

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