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Wild Games

Wild Games

A Feature film by Benoit Lamy

Release in France : 18/03/1998


    Charles Cuvelier, age 50, a PR guru in the prime of life, casually presses the button in an old-fashioned elevator. The ad said “Luxury apartment for rent to wealthy bachelor. No dogs”. When the elevator stops suddenly between the 4th and 5th floors, Charles thinks it has just broken down. In fact, like in a video arcade, the game is just beginning. It is set to run for several days. Who is this woman jeering at him from the upstairs landing? Is she the landlady, subjecting him to some weird ordeal, or the Game Mistress? But then, what is the game?

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    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-productions :

    Atloyc, Galatée Films

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    Foreign production companies :

    Lamy Films, Integral Films

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    In a society with no plans for the future and no ideology, all that remains is game-playing. It’s the new bonding agent for human relations, in which the operative rule is “Dog eat dog”. “Wild Games” could be a contemporary fable, not about the human condition but merely about the experiences of a man and a woman embroiled in a game of which they want to write the rules, minute by minute. It is a hand-to-hand combat, a game of power and helplessness, seduction and repulsion, sincerity and manipulation that oscillates, like life, between tragedy and comedy. (Benoit Lamy excerpt from press kit)

    Full credits (16)

    Author of original work :

    Henri-Frédéric Blanc

    Screenwriters :

    Gabrielle Borile, Benoit Lamy

    Co-producer :

    Jacqueline Pierreux

    Sound recordists :

    Henri Morelle, Benoît Biral

    Editor :

    Denise Vindevogel

    Continuity supervisor :

    Joëlle Keyser

    Music Composer :

    Bruno Coulais

    Sound mixers :

    Philippe Baudhuin, Thomas Gauder

    Associate producers :

    Jacques Perrin, Michel Fauré

    Foreign producers :

    Benoit Lamy, Dagmar Jacobson, Alfred Hürmer

    Director of Photography :

    Charlie Van Damme

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Vandermeeren

    Sound editor :

    Gervaise Demeure

    Production Designer :

    Pierre-François Limbosch

    Costume designer :

    Marie Jagou

    Still Photographer :

    Akki Pfeiffer

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, Germany, France

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    Minority French (Belgium, Germany, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)



    Venice International Film Festival  - 1997

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1997)


    Official Competition