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Bad Company

Bad Company

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Améris

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde, Pan-Européenne

Release in France : 20/10/1999


    Delphine is fifteen. Her life is completely empty. And then, suddenly, it seems completely full: she has a lover (Laurent), a friend (Olivia) and everything that goes with them—sex, music, the impression of no longer being alone, of constantly moving ahead, of existing. But hanging out with this "bad crowd" leads Delphine into the throes of passion as she discovers that, at age fifteen, she'll do anything for love

    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Alain Sarde, Pan-Européenne

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    News agency (France) :

    Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

    Co-production :

    M6 Films

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

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    International releases (17)

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    Right from the start, I decided to handle this tale not as a human interest story but as an unusual love story, far from sociological considerations. My style tends to be realistic, but I seek to reveal the way my characters shatter the reality that oppresses them. The film is an evil fairy tale. It attempts to incorporate, in a very modern and contemporary context, the eternal themes associated with dark Romanticism. I wanted to depict the passion experienced by characters between the ages of 15 and 17, a period when everything is intensified, when teenagers display a taste for the absolute and a thirst for the eternal. The theme that runs throughout my films is the spirit of adolescence. I was able to make this film not as an adult looking back on that period but as someone on an equal footing with my characters and actors.

    Jean-Pierre Améris – Director, excerpt from the press folder

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Philippe Godeau, Alain Sarde

    Sound recordists :

    Georges Prat, Olivier Dô Hûu

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Vandermeeren

    Assistant Operators :

    Séverine Barde, Michel Monnaie

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claude Davy

    Sound editor :

    Muriel Moreau

    Casting :

    Jeanne Biras

    Costume designer :

    Mic Cheminal

    Assistant Director :

    Euric Allaire

    Screenwriters :

    Alain Layrac, Jean-Pierre Améris

    Sound Assistant :

    Stéphane Albinet

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Jacques Albert

    Editor :

    Martine Giordano

    Continuity supervisor :

    Zoé Zurstrassen

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Pierre Clech

    Location Manager :

    François Menny

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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 38 min

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    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)


    Selections (7)

    BFI London Film Festival - 2000

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2000)


    Films selected

    Melbourne International Film Festival - 2000

    Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


    French films selected

    Munich - International Film Festival - 2000

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)


    Films selected

    Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris - 2000

    Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris (France, 2000)


    Films presented