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Haut les cœurs !

Haut les cœurs !

A Feature film by Solveig Anspach

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 03/11/1999


    While pregnant with her first child, Emma learns that she has breast cancer. Her doctor advises an abortion; recommended treatment is, according to him, incompatible with pregnancy. Her partner, Simon, encourages Emma to consult another specialist, Dr. Morin, who maintains that treatment can be carried out even while she's pregnant. Emma regains her confidence. The body that had let her down becomes a source of life: now she must fight for two.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

    Co-productions :

    Entre Chien et Loup, R.T.B.F.

    French distribution :

    Diaphana Films

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    International releases (10)

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    I met dignified men, women and children. I discovered a world we don't

    really speak about. A cold, smooth world of muffled, metallic sounds. Why

    me? Why them? How can we make sense of this irrational thing, this disease

    eating away at us from inside? Where can we find the strength necessary to

    face each day and continue down the path of debiltating treatments which

    seems like it will never end? The film's objective was to get to the heart

    of this battle in a purely clinical way. All the details, nothing

    elliptical, close in on the faces. I don't look at the couple in a

    passionate way; distance and humor keep me from sinking. "Haut les coeurs

    !" isn't a film about courage. My characters aren't heroes, they have no

    choice. They're obliged to fight.

    Solveig Anspach - Director, excerpt from the press folder

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Patrick Sobelman

    Director of photography :

    Isabelle Razavet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marianne Fricheau

    Music Composers :

    Olivier Manoury, Martin Wheeler

    Sales Agent :

    Jacques Le Glou

    Screenwriters :

    Solveig Anspach, Pierre Erwan Guillaume

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Mauvezin

    Editor :

    Anne Riegel

    Production Designer :

    Catherine Kelber

    Costume designer :

    Marie Le Garrec

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (15)

    Tokyo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Tokyo - International Film Festival (Japan, 2000)


    Films by Women

    Warsaw - French Film Festival - 2000

    Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 2000)


    Films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2000

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2000)

    Selection (3)

    Most Promising Actor : Laurent Lucas

    Best first picture : Solveig Anspach

    Best Actress : Karin Viard

    Lumiere Awards - 2000

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2000)


    French Films

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1999

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1999)


    French Feature Films

    BFI London Film Festival - 1999

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 1999)


    Films selected

    Directors' Fortnight - 1999

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1999)


    Official Competition

    Awards (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2000

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2000)


    César Award for Best Actress : Karin Viard

    Lumiere Awards - 2000

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2000)


    Meilleure Actrice : Karin Viard

    Florence France Cinema Festival - 1999

    Florence France Cinema Festival (Italy, 1999)

    Awards (2)

    France Cinema Grand Prix

    Audience Prize

    Delegations (4)