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Derrière (Le)

Derrière (Le)

A Feature film by Valérie Lemercier

Produced by Vertigo Productions

Release in France : 28/04/1999


    A young woman from the provinces takes on the airs of a typical gay guy in order to pass herself off as her father's son. The point is to enter his world, since she never knew her father, who turns out to be a highly refined and very Parisian homosexual. But will he agree to put up with such a pansy?

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Vertigo Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    France tv distribution

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    International releases (7)

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    "If I were a guy, my dream would be to portray a woman. So in the same way, I thought it would be fun to change myself into a man. But I certainly didn't want to play a virile man with tie and shoulder pads. I wanted to be someone almost asexual. I play a lot with my physique since the character I portray doesn't have anything to say. I forced myself not to do too much. In the film, I'm like a coloring book - you can color me anyway you want. I play a mute, very naive character who passes through the whole film. Everyone can put themselves in his place." (Valérie Lemercier, excerpt from an interview published in Unifrance Film Newsletter No. 19)

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Aïssa Djabri, Farid Lahouassa, Manuel Munz

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Blossier

    Production Manager :

    Éric Hubert

    Editor :

    Marie Castro

    Music Composer :

    Grégori Czerkinsky

    Sales Agent :

    Jacques-Eric Strauss

    Adaptation :

    Valérie Lemercier, Aude Lemercier

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Poirier

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Rouxel

    Costume designer :

    Nathalie du Roscoat

    Still Photographer :

    Guy Ferrandis

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Hong Kong French Film Festival  - 1999

    Hong Kong French Film Festival (Hong Kong, 1999)


    Films selected

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1999

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1999)


    French Feature Films