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What's So Funny About Me ?

What's So Funny About Me ?

A Feature film by Christian Vincent

Produced by Lazennec & Associés

Release in France : 17/12/1997


    In brief... It's 24 hours in the life of a man who returns after a thirty-year absence to the town where he spent a part of his childhood. Invited "home" to Liévin, in the north of France, as a local boy who's made good as a successful humourist (why he didn't make it sooner is for him due to a misunderstanding), his mission is to sponsor a "white night" organised by the town's cultural centre. From old friends to interviews, from dances to inaugurations, his day gradually gets out of hand to wind up in the middle of the night in the apartment of one of the women organisers of the event, into whose home he sneaks, thinking she's alone.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Lazennec & Associés

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    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Lazennec Diffusion (MKL)

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    "Christian Vincent had a real urge to go to the North. You can feel it when he films the mining villages and the slag heaps ; we're really in the North, we follow the people, we enter their homes like in a documentary. The North is a region with a strong identity. In a café scene, a guy spontaneously shakes our hands before leaving. One might think it an idea of the script-writer to amuse or surprise, but no, that's just how things are here. Today the mines are closed, the region has entered a period of decline, yet there is a hospitality, a warmth in people ; as we can see in the house scene, the door is always open. Perhaps it's because there's nothing left here, that human warmth is so prized." (Jackie Berroyer)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Bertrand Faivre

    Sound Recordist :

    Claude Bertrand

    Director of photography :

    Hélène Louvart

    Assistant Operators :

    Nicolas Pernot, Loïc Savouré

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound Editor :

    Philippe Heissler

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marianne Fricheau

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    Costume designer :

    Lydie Bonnaire

    Still Photographer :

    Jérôme Plon

    Assistant Director :

    Jacques Royer

    Screenwriters :

    Christian Vincent, Jackie Berroyer, Olivier Dazat

    Sound Assistant :

    Philippe Donnefort

    Production Manager :

    Xavier Amblard

    Editor :

    Francine Sandberg

    Assistant editor :

    Sophie Mandonnet

    Production Designer :

    Sylvie Olivé

    Foley artist :

    Laurent Lévy

    Sound Mixer :

    Fabien Adelin

    Location manager :

    Sophie Quiedeville

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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