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The Brighter Way

A Feature film by Éric Le Roch

Produced by Les Films d'Avalon

Release in France : 02/05/2001


    Jean, an office worker, vents his spleen from dawn to dusk on every living creature, human or animal. His horrible behavior finally gets him fired. Jobless, he decides to go visit his uncle in a retirement home in La Baule, a beach resort. He runs into Antoine, a conjurer and practitioner of meditation, a gentle, generous guy who is also heading back to La Baule, where he lives. At first, Jean finds Antoine’s mysticism and goodness infuriating, but he is also attracted by his simple honesty. He offers him a ride in his car. On the way, the car breaks down and they have to spend the weekend in a village, waiting for it to be fixed. Over the weekend, Antoine tries to improve Jean’s bitter, cynical nature.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films d'Avalon

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Family Films, Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Philippe Braunstein

    Director of Photography :

    Wilfrid Sempé

    Sound Assistant :

    Yves Coméliau

    Editor :

    Marie-Hélène Mora

    Music Composer :

    Franco Perry

    Screenwriter :

    Éric Le Roch

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Contrault

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Nathalie Mercier

    Production Designer :

    Patrick Farrugia

    Costume designer :

    Barbara Kraft

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2001

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2001)


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