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Augustin, King Of Kung-Fu

A Feature film by Anne Fontaine

Produced by Ciné B, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 25/08/1999


    Augustin is the next Kung-Fu king. Or so he thinks. His chances of succeding appear slim, it's true, when you look at him... Since Kung-Fu won't come to Augustin, it's Augustin who'll go to Kung-Fu. But China, the cradle of martial arts, is far away. Especially by bike... May as well start with near-Orient, Chinatown-style, that is, in Paris' eastern district. He'll force himself to eat, speak and think Chinese there. And he'll discover new friendships and the prickle of feelings stirred into life by the needles of an exiled acupuncurist. At last he'll live his life without relinquishing his dream.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Ciné B, Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    FTD International Cinéma, Orange Studio

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films (ex Pathé Distribution)

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    I have very strange memories of the shoot for the following reasons: the feeling of being in China, when in fact we were in Paris' Chinese neighborhood, Porte de Choisy; the kindness and lively spirits of the neighborhood's inhabitants; learning many things from the director Anne Fontaine, a wonderful, very talented woman whose advice helped me develop as a film actor; my total amazement at the rave reviews the press gave my performance. I simply tried to not stammer, and to act in a simple, true way.

    Darry Cowl

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Philippe Carcassonne, Alain Sarde

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Fieschi, Anne Fontaine

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Claude Laureux

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Music Composers :

    Ri-Mah, Olivier Lebe

    Sales Agent :

    Jacques-Eric Strauss

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Jacques Fieschi, Anne Fontaine

    Director of Photography :

    Christophe Pollock

    Production manager :

    Sylvie Barthet

    Production Designer :

    Katia Wyszkop

    Costume designer :

    Christian Gasc

    Still Photographer :

    Nathalie Eno

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    Feature film

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    Spain, France

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    Majority French (Spain, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1999

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1999)


    Out of Competition

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1999

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1999)


    French Feature Films

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)


    Contemporary World Cinema