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Sitcom

Sitcom

A Feature film by François Ozon

Produced by Fidélité Films

Release in France : 27/05/1998

    Synopsis

    A conventional French family lives in apparent harmony until one day the father brings home a pet rat. One by one, as they come into contact with the rat, each member of the family goes to pieces and their hidden sexual and psychological perversions are exposed. An outrageous farce that shatters the façade of the bourgeoisie and takes an irreverent swipe at the “family values” of the average sitcom.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Fidélité Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams

    Co-production :

    STUDIOCANAL

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

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    International releases (22)

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    About

    I was very attracted by the idea of mixing people who were unlikely to have worked together before. It had an experimental flavour which worried me somewhat, but I think it gave the film its interest. The characters exist because they’re so dissimilar and pushed to their extremes. They function on the basis of archetypes without being monolithic. They are all ambivalent. Sophie is sweet yet terrifying, the mother is out of her depth but does her “Mother Courage” act, the father is distant and depressive, Lucia changes her appearance in every scene...“Sitcom” works on the idea of identity and that everything is possible. We’re constantly wondering where the film is going and who’s going to end up in bed with who. It works in a similar way to an interactive film, which brings us back to the sitcom genre. (François Ozon)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

    Director of Photography :

    Yorick Le Saux

    Production Manager :

    Paul Raoux

    Editor :

    Dominique Petrot

    Production Designer :

    Angélique Puron

    Costume designer :

    Hervé Poeydomenge

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Moireau

    Screenwriter :

    François Ozon

    Sound Recordist :

    François Guillaume

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound Editor :

    Benoît Hillebrant

    Music Composer :

    Éric Neveux

    Sound Mixer :

    Benoît Hillebrant

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    27/05/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.649

    Visa issue date :

    29/04/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (7)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 1999

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 1999)

    Selection

    FROM THE WORLD OF FESTIVALS

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 1999

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands, 1999)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Critics' Week - 1998

    Cannes International Critics' Week (France, 1998)

    Selection

    Official Competition