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The Pleasure

The Pleasure

A Feature film by Nicolas Boukhrief

Produced by Noé Productions Int.

Release in France : 05/08/1998


    In Europe today, as chance, deceits and desires run their course, the army conscript meets the nurse, the nurse gets back together with the comedian, the comedian meets the married woman, the married woman gets back together with the VIP, the VIP meets the mad dog, the mad dog gets back together with his old friend Loulou and Loulou, naturally, meets Jack the Ripper.

    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Noé Productions Int.

    Foreign production companies :

    Samsa Film, Artémis Productions, 3 Emme Cinematografica

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    Co-production :

    M6 Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Noé Productions Int.

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    Noé Productions Int.

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    TThe ‘fin-de-siècle’ genre exists in every art form, but this is the first end-of-the-century in the lifetime of the movies. Last time around, the art was in its infancy. I thought to myself, let’s tackle it Viennese-style, with a dark kind of lightness. Hence the Schnitzleresque structure. One story leads to another, and this progression takes us on a kind of round of inspection. I think our society has a very dark relationship to pleasure, but you always get that at the end of a century. You realize that flesh is sad and you’ve read all the books. At the end of the 20th century, pleasure is an advertising word. They always show you the satisfaction you’ll get, but never the dangers that come with it. Candy gives pleasure but they never say it makes kids fat. Everybody — in cities, at least — is out for instant gratification. Everybody wants the buzz and nobody thinks about the consequences. It’s like a mass hysteria. (Nicolas Boukhrief in Le Figaro, August 5, 1998)

    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producers :

    Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar

    Screenwriters :

    Nicolas Boukhrief, Dan Sasson

    Voice :

    Vanessa Paradis

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Max Bernard

    Sound Assistant :

    Pascal Jasmes

    Production managers :

    Marc Bodin-Joyeux, Mathieu Bompoint

    Editor :

    Jacqueline Mariani

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Wermelinger

    Art director :

    Ana Montañana Alba

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

    Still Photographer :

    Guy Ferrandis

    Assistant Director :

    Philippe Landoulsi

    Foreign producers :

    Patrick Quinet, Jani Thiltges, Leo Pescarolo

    Co-producer :

    Frédérique Dumas

    Sound Recordist :

    Carlo Thoss

    Assistant Operator :

    Amandine Lacape

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Sauvanon

    Sound Editor :

    Frédéric Fichefet

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Vincent Puzos

    Music Composer :

    Nicolas Baby

    Sound Mixer :

    Cyril Holtz

    Location Manager :

    Aimeric Bonello

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 41 min

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