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A Feature film by Jean-Loup Hubert

Produced by Flach Film

Release in France : 29/10/1997


    Wounded in the trenches somewhere in Argonne in the early autumn of 1915, Simon and some of his companions are sent to a field hospital behind the lines, far from the front, a place out of this world. A rocky, sandy peninsula, washed up between sea and sky. An almost unreal haven of peace for these soldiers come back from the abyss where they thought to perish. Here, wounds heal, and men are reborn to life, to desire, to dream. A convalescence of several weeks, several months, before most of them would return to the war. A respite, a parenthesis of time wherein all is amplified, lived to the absolute, in flight from the dizziness of death. Simon meets Marthe and loves her beyond all things. He is alive.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Flach Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, Caméra Noire, France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    "Marthe and Simon are real, they dare to show their feelings of love. Whatever the society or time in which we live, it is never easy to reveal oneself; we are always afraid of the other, and of ourselves. We are afraid of our own feelings. When we are living in a state of urgency, we have no time to think, we simply ''are''." (Clotilde Courau)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-François Lepetit

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean-Loup Hubert

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marie Dreujou

    Assistant Operators :

    Renaud Chassaing, Andrée Clément

    Production Manager :

    Frédéric Sauvagnac

    Editor :

    Annick Baly

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Costume designer :

    Annick François

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-François Auger

    Assistant Director :

    Régis Musset

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Loup Hubert

    Sound recordists :

    Alain Curvelier, Emmanuèle Labbé

    Camera operators :

    Kevin Jewison, Myriam Vinocour

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant editors :

    Caroline Chatriot, Mathilde Boussel, Annick Hurst, Anne Klotz, Nathalie Cvetkovic

    Production Designer :

    Frédéric Duru

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 1 min

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