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Le Poulpe

Le Poulpe

A Feature film by Guillaume Nicloux

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 07/10/1998


    Name: Gabriel Lecouvreur, alias “Le Poulpe” (The Octopus) Distinguishing features: Shoes. Soft white leather or coarse red canvas, what matters most is feeling good in them. (Previous owners are normally out of the running.) Occupation: Neither cop nor detective. Occasionally, publicist. Wages: Paid in flesh. Love life: Cheryl, as long as he gets home in time. (The hot-blooded hairdresser digs a little stockroom salsa when The Octopus is on the road.) Known hangouts: Places of religious and fashion worship, waterfronts and urban dives. Favorite quotation: If you fuck in the henhouse, you’re gonna break eggs. Name: Cheryl Occupation: Hairdresser Specialty: Bangs Tendencies: Sexual. Mainly linguistic, occasionally manual. Favorite reading: Princesses of the World, Couples. Hobbies: Shooting, cartons, window-shopping Motto: Two in the hand are worth one in the bush.

    Actors (32)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio, Tamasa Distribution

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma, Havas Images

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    Guillaume Nicloux’s movie is a feast of punchy dialog and acting. (Le Canard Enchaîné)

    Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Clotilde Courau are more than good, they’re sparkling. (Télérama)

    A breath of fresh air and enjoyment. (L’Express)

    Actors who can make you feel real emotion ... the best thing going ... fantastic. (Le Parisien)

    Don’t miss them or you’ll miss a great time. (Le Point)

    Nicloux carries it off. Darroussin, Courau and all the other players are sensational. (Charlie Hebdo)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles Gassot

    Line Producer :

    Jacques Hinstin

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Gennesseaux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Sound editors :

    Jérôme Wiciak, Jean-Pierre Halbwachs

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Marc Kerdelhué

    Casting :

    Pascale Béraud

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Assistant Director :

    Raphaëlle Piani

    Screenwriters :

    Guillaume Nicloux, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Patrick Raynal

    Sound Recordist :

    Guillaume Sciama

    Editor :

    Stéphane Pereira

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Wermelinger

    Music Composers :

    Alexander Balanescu, Nicolas Haas

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Crime/thriller, Drama

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Posters (1)


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