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The High Life

The High Life

A Feature film by Philippe Dajoux

Produced by Abraham Films

Release in France : 28/11/2001

    Synopsis

    Marcello lies in a coma on a hospital bed. His guardian angel tries to convince his cohort, whose mission is to guide Marcello to heaven, to grant him a reprieve. It’s too soon for him to be on his way; the guardian angel has some stories to tell… It all begins in Paris, when Marcello, a dreamy, gentle guy, learns how a simple encounter can turn life upside down. One night, Philippe comes to Marcello’s rescue, offers him a Solex bike and encourages him to pedal to Marseille, that city where "people speak loudly to cover the sound of their throbbing hearts”. Astride his Solex, accompanied by his faithful chinchilla Pompon, Marcello discovers a another facet of France, and in so doing helps people who have gone a little astray… A biker who’s more concerned with other people’s safety than he is with his own… A cop in his chaise longue… Convinced that life is beautiful, this traveling player is unaware that a strange surprise awaits him at the end of his odyssey…

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Abraham Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Family Films

    Co-productions :

    Sagittaire Films, Rascasse Productions

    French distribution :

    Sagittaire Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (11)

    Assistant director :

    Coralie Amedeo

    Director of Photography :

    Serge Dell'Amico

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Bolzinger

    Editor :

    Éric Renault

    Music Composers :

    Manu Katché, Éric Hussenot, Pascal Hochenedel, Bruno Lhermitte, Sacha Bourdo, Philippe Corromp

    Location Manager :

    Olivier Coquillon

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Dajoux, Gérard Dubouche

    Sound Recordist :

    Karim Belfitah

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Alexandra Schamis

    Assistant editor :

    Gaëlle Guillermin

    Sound Mixer :

    Thomas Gauder

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    28/11/2001

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.890

    Visa issue date :

    02/11/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope