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Alissa

Alissa

A Feature film by Didier Goldschmidt

Produced by Lazennec & Associés

Release in France : 29/07/1998

    Synopsis

    Luc Kaufman, a hapless young man in his thirties, is inadvertently drawn into the murder of two police officers when he breaks into his father’s house. Manipulated by Alissa, a beautiful and mysterious Lithuanian, Luc finds himself mixed up in a vendetta between old rivals from behind the Iron Curtain. Luc’s father and a Russian ex-dissident turned politician are bonded by the secret of what they both know about a murder. Alissa, driven by vengeance and Luc, just for the fun of it while he’s falling in love, will use lies of their own to uncover the truth.

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Lazennec & Associés

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-production :

    STUDIOCANAL

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    About

    This film is about paternal relationships, even if it wasn’t deliberate on my part. Luc’s father, Kaufmann, is a publisher, and sees everything in terms of culture and the written word. In his world, everything is decoded in terms of intelligent phrases and cultured allusions, which means avoiding directly expressing the main thing. And that leads to a lack of simple gestures, an absence of tenderness and true caring. There’s a great sentence in Bernard Frank’s novel, “Les Rats.” When his hero goes swimming with a girl on the Riviera, he comments, “I had the feeling I’d read about this swim.” That’s exactly it: the trap in which everything has already been experienced, everything is déjà-vu, there’s no authentic life. Luc’s father has this very cynical relationship to life that Luc strongly and instinctively rejects. (Didier Goldschmidt)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Rocca

    Screenwriters :

    Didier Goldschmidt, Christian Sonderegger, Jérôme Tonnerre

    Sound Recordist :

    Didier Saïn

    Production manager :

    Ginette Mejinsky

    Editor :

    Benjamin Favreul

    Production Designer :

    Jimena Estève

    Costume designer :

    Anne Schotte

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Gaborieau

    Location Manager :

    Patrick Pesenti

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Philippe Blime, Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, Sonia Larue

    Director of photography :

    Jeanne Lapoirie

    Sound assistants :

    Vincent Goujon, Alice Capronnier, Aleksander Kaufmann

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Agnès Chabot, François Hassan Guerrar

    Sound Editor :

    Fabien Krzyzanowski

    Music Composer :

    Carolin Petit

    Make-up Artist :

    Nathalie Tissier

    Still Photographer :

    Guy Ferrandis

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Thriller

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    29/07/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.262

    Visa issue date :

    05/12/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope