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It Takes All Kinds

It Takes All Kinds

A Feature film by Agnès Jaoui

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 01/03/2000

    Synopsis

    A business executive meets an actress who's the friend of a barmaid who meets a bodyguard who works with a chauffeur who drives an interior decorator who's the wife of the business executive who would like to be friends with the artists who… There's no accounting for people's tastes. That's why some people should never mix. Because you can't rub up against social and cultural barriers without causing trouble.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Telema

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, Les Films A4

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    International releases (42)

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    About

    As soon as I started writing “It Takes All Kinds,” I knew that I was going to direct it, but I tried not to think about it too much because it made me nervous. Jean-Pierre and I started out wanting to write a thriller, but we had trouble working it into the chosen theme, which was about money and honor. I remember that at that point, the only images that came to mind were of American movies. I couldn’t conjure up my own visual imagery. When we began writing, certain images surfaced, certain passages of music that appealed to me, but then I stopped thinking about it. I told myself, first things first! Focus on the writing! When the film finally went into pre-production, although I was scared that I had no technique, I still felt safe knowing that I knew how to direct actors.

    Agnès Jaoui, director (from an interview in Unifrance Newsletter No. 22)

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles Gassot

    Line Producer :

    Jacques Hinstin

    Co-producer :

    Christian Bérard

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Pierre Duret, Dominique Gaborieau

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Chevalier

    Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Assistant editor :

    Élise Fiévet

    Production Designer :

    François Emmanuelli

    Stunt performer :

    Yoni Roch

    Costume designer :

    Jackie Budin

    Location Manager :

    Bruno Vatin

    Assistant directors :

    Antoine Garceau, Sébastien Deux

    Screenwriters :

    Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Dailland

    Assistant Operators :

    Olivier Banon, Océane Lavergne

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Joëlle Benchimol

    Sound Editor :

    Michel Klochendler

    Continuity supervisor :

    Brigitte Hedou-Prat

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Charles Jarrell

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Escanecrabe

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    01/03/2000

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    96.415

    Visa issue date :

    28/01/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (21)

    Festival Selections (15)

    Academy Awards - 2001

    Academy Awards (United States, 2001)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Sydney French Film Festival - 2001

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 2001)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2001

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2001)

    Selection (9)

    Best Editing : Hervé de Luze

    Best Actor : Jean-Pierre Bacri

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui

    Best Supporting Actress : Agnès Jaoui

    Best Supporting Actress : Anne Alvaro

    Best Supporting Actor : Gérard Lanvin

    Best Supporting Actor : Alain Chabat

    Best Film

    Best Director : Agnès Jaoui

    Lumiere Awards - 2001

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

    Selection

    French Films

    European Film Awards - 2000

    European Film Awards (Germany, 2000)

    Selection

    Best European Film

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Compétition internationale

    Cannes Film Market - 2000

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)

    Selection

    Selection

    Awards (4)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2001

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2001)

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui

    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Anne Alvaro

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Gérard Lanvin

    Lumiere Awards - 2001

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

    Awards (4)

    Meilleur Film

    Meilleur réalisateur : Agnès Jaoui

    Meilleur scénario : Agnès Jaoui

    Meilleur scénario : Jean-Pierre Bacri

    European Film Awards - 2000

    European Film Awards (Germany, 2000)

    Awards (2)

    Best European Screenwriter : Jean-Pierre Bacri

    Best European Screenwriter : Agnès Jaoui

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)

    Awards

    Grand Prize of the Americas

    Delegations (6)

    Lumiere Awards - 2001

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

    Team (2)

    Screenwriter : Jean-Pierre Bacri

    Director : Agnès Jaoui

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