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A Considerable Disturbance

A Considerable Disturbance

A Feature film by Bernard Stora

Produced by Les Films de la Boissière

Release in France : 22/03/2000

    Synopsis

    Laurent is invited to a dinner where he meets Fabienne, a beautiful, lively and intelligent woman old enough to be his mother. She's a journalist responsible for the local edition of an important newspaper. Love is a whole new thing. He becomes obsessed with meeting Fabienne again, feeling her body close to him, her warmth, joy. He learns to laugh, let loose. It's like being born again. But every moment devoted to Fabienne is time he doesn't spend on his other plans. And every bending of the rules is a betrayal. Laurent's emotional upheaval upsets everyone: so much for the glories after his transfer to the Nantes football team, as for his buddies… Torn between contradictory demands, he experiences love like some disease for which he has no cure. Because, for those who aren't ready to accept it, love can be big trouble.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films de la Boissière

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films de la Boissière

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    SND Groupe M6

    About

    I had just finished writing the film when I came across a sentence in a Julien Green novel that hit me like a hammer: “In the eyes of those who aren’t made to receive it, love is primarily a considerable disturbance.” In a strangely condensed way, it seemed to sum up exactly what I’d been writing about, i.e. the story of a passion that hits two people who don’t have much talent for love, and the “considerable disturbance” that ensues in their lives. The choice is open: it can play as a drama or a comedy, or as drama and comedy rolled into one – I’ve never really been able to tell them apart.

    Bernard Stora, Director

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Annie Miller

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Bernard Stora

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard de Battista

    Production Manager :

    Philippe Delest

    Editors :

    Jacques Comets, Nadine Muse

    Production Designer :

    Ambre Fernandez-Sansonetti

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Assistant Director :

    Badreddine Mokrani

    Screenwriters :

    Bernard Stora, Gilles Taurand

    Sound recordists :

    Georges Prat, Frédéric Ullman

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Lemaire

    Music Composer :

    Bruno Coulais

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    22/03/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.855

    Visa issue date :

    28/01/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (3)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1999

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1999)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Awards

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1999

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1999)

    Awards (2)

    Golden Pyramid for Best Film

    Award for Best Screenplay