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Pola X

Pola X

A Feature film by Leos Carax

Produced by Arena Films

Release in France : 19/09/2001


    Pierre lives with his mother in their château in Normandy, near the banks of the Seine. They are beautiful, rich and carefree. They love each other. Every morning, Pierre rides the motorbike that his father left him to the home of his fiancée, the blond and poignant Lucie. They love each other. One night, Marie tells Pierre that she has set the date for his wedding to Lucie. Pierre immediately sets off to tell her the news. But, on the way, at the edge of a dark forest, a mournfully beautiful woman appears in his headlight’s beam. She speask with a strong Eastern European accent. "Pierre… you are not the only child… I’m your sister, Isabelle." Pierre can’t believe her.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Arena Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Vega Film, ARD/Degeto Film GMBH, Pandora Film

    French distribution :


    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Arena Films

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    International releases (16)

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    "Often even during those years when Ulrich had been looking for his path alone and not without pride, the woord sister had often inspired vague feelings of nostalgia in him, even though he never imagined then that he had a real and living sister. The origins of this contradiction were obscure (…)"

    Robert Musil, "The Man Without Qualities"

    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Bruno Pesery

    Author of original work :

    Herman Melville

    Line Producers :

    Albert Prevost, Raimond Goebel

    Co-producers :

    Kenzo Horikoshi, Karl Baumgartner, Ruth Waldburger

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Louis Ughetto, Béatrice Wick, Jean-Pierre Laforce, Ken Yasumoto

    Editor :

    Nelly Quettier

    Music Composer :

    Scott Walker

    Still Photographer :

    Marion Stalens

    Assistant Director :

    Gabriel Julien-Laferrière

    Producer :

    Laurence Picollec

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pol Fargeau, Leos Carax, Lauren Sedofsky

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Gautier

    Production managers :

    Sylvie Barthet, Dschningis Bowakow

    Production Designers :

    Laurent Allaire, Ana Montañana Alba

    Costume designer :

    Esther Walz

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction, Experimental

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 15 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital

    Posters (1)


    News (3)

    Festival Selections (8)

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons - 2013

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons (Poland, 2013)


    French films selected

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2000

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)


    Panorama of World Cinema

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)



    Munich - International Film Festival - 1999

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)


    Films selected

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)


    Official Competition - Feature Films