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Nadia and Hippopotamuses

Nadia and Hippopotamuses

A Feature film by Dominique Cabrera

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 22/03/2000


    November/December, 1995. France is paralyzed by transport workers' strikes. Parisians, facing a winter of endless traffic jams, set off for work on foot or bike. Nadia, young mother of six-month-old Christopher, lives on welfare. One day, she thinks she recognizes her son's father amongst striking railroaders featured in a television news report. It's been ages since she's heard from him… She decides to track him down…

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

    French distribution :

    Diaphana Films

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    I went to see railroad workers for a story about the strike. We became friends, and when I decided I wanted to do a film, some of them wanted to be in it. I didn’t assign roles, and I was pretty scared during the first public reading of the script, attended by everyone – train drivers as well as actors and crew. I was afraid Nadia’s story wouldn’t mean anything to them. But it worked, and they volunteered to come back for the shoot!

    Dominique Cabrera, Director

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Gilles Sandoz

    Screenwriters :

    Dominique Cabrera, Philippe Corcuff

    Sound Recordist :

    Xavier Griette

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie Queysanne

    Production Designer :

    Raymond Sarti

    Assistant director :

    Marianne Fricheau

    Director of photography :

    Hélène Lourvart

    Production managers :

    Pascal Bonnet, Zaïda Heckmann

    Editor :

    Sophie Brunet

    Music Composer :

    Béatrice Thiriet

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (5)