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Ca n'empêche pas les sentiments

Ca n'empêche pas les sentiments

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Jackson

Produced by Salomé

Release in France : 15/07/1998


    Raoul and Félix both made unlucky marriages. Their wives have left them. Drowning their sorrows in a bar, they meet a travelling salesman who urges them to do like him and hit the road, selling wine. Lured by adventure, they leave their problems in Paris and set off for the fresh air of Brittany. But business is bad until they meet Eliane, a Brittany girl with a heart of gold and a generous figure.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Orange Studio

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    I would have liked to dedicate this film to the memory of Gilles Grangier, as a tribute to French movies before the Nouvelle Vague. I love the films of Grangier, Christian Jaque, Becker, Duvier, Autant-Lara, and all those great French directors that are only now, at last, considered to be something other than studio hacks. In terms of tastes and interests, that’s where I place myself. What’s more, I think it was the only intelligent way to put Laspalès and Chevallier across on screen. They’re not hip, not up to date—you might say they’ve been with us forever. They incarnate the French-style comedy team, which goes back a long way to Bac and Laverne, Darrigade and Fouziquet and the Frères Ennemis, who I love. I wanted to place them in that special visual tradition, to make a movie based on dialog and actors rather than characters. When people went to see actors like Jouvet and Simon, they couldn’t have cared less whether the part called for a Russian prince or a bum—people went to see Jouvet or Simon. It’s more or less the same thing here. Chevallier and Laspalès have a timing which absolutely rules out a music-video pace, which means the director must favor the actors over characterization and editing. (Jean-Pierre Jackson in “Première,” August 1998)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Maurice Bernart

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Lafran

    Director of Photography :

    Nara Keo Kosal

    Editor :

    Amina Mazani

    Music Composer :

    Alain Mayeras

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Éric Caro

    Assistant Director :

    Laurent Herbiet

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Chevallier, Jean-Pierre Jackson, Régis Laspalès, Jean-Jacques Peroni

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Astrid Gavard

    Production Designer :

    Dominique Douret

    Costume designer :

    Claire Gérard-Hirne

    Sales Agent :

    Maurice Bernart

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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