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A Big Scream of Love

A Big Scream of Love

A Feature film by Josiane Balasko

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 07/01/1998

    Synopsis

    Fifteen years ago they were a famous couple, darlings of the stage and silver screen, but time has passed and now Hugo and Gigi have separated. Hugo has continued his career fairly happily, but Gigi has sunk into oblivion, alcohol and depression. Hugo is preparing his comeback to the stage, but on the first day of rehearsals he discovers that his partner, a well known name in the theatrical world, has backed out. Egged on by Maillard, the financially troubled theatre manager, Hugo’s agent Sylvestre comes up with an idea: reunite Gigi and Hugo and create a media event. The only problem is to persuade the pair of them to appear on stage together — by no means an easy task, given their troubled past and waspish temperaments. Sylvestre pitches in with all his cunning and diplomacy, much to the dismay of Léon, the director of the play, for whom the prospect of having to handle these two wildcats is an ordeal he will have a hard time overcoming.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Renn Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films (ex Pathé Distribution)

    Co-productions :

    TF1 Films Production, Katharina, Josy Films

    French distribution :

    AMLF

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    About

    "I enjoy writing, whether by myself or as a group with the Splendid, where we had hours of guaranteed horsing around, laughing and going nuts. When I write alone, I have the pleasure of thinking I wrote that play or did that adaptation all by myself. But maybe that’s because I’m never alone, I’m with the characters. The characters lead you, you don’t direct them. After a while, when they really exist and they have their own personalities, you can’t just get them to do anything you want. They’re the boss !" (Josiane Balasko)

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Berri

    Author of original work :

    Josiane Balasko

    Screenwriter :

    Josiane Balasko

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard de Battista

    Assistant Operators :

    Stéphane Degnieau, Éric Brun

    Production Manager :

    Claude Parnet

    Editor :

    Claudine Merlin

    Music Composer :

    Catherine Ringer

    Sales Agent :

    Jacques-Eric Strauss

    Assistant Director :

    Christophe Vassort

    Line Producer :

    Pierre Grunstein

    Co-producer :

    Josiane Balasko

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Camera Operator :

    Patrick de Ranter

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Josée Di Tullio

    Production Designer :

    Christian Gazio

    Costume designer :

    Fabienne Katany

    Still Photographer :

    Philippe Quaisse

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Relationships

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    07/01/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.378

    Visa issue date :

    06/01/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (2)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Delegations