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The Fun of the Fair - Poster - France

The Fun of the Fair

A Feature film by Patrice Leconte

Produced by Ciné B

Release in France : 07/03/2001


    Felix (Philippe Torreton) owns and operates the bumper cars in an amusement park. One day, he is intrigued by a silent girl (Charlotte Gainsbourg) riding round and round the track, all alone, letting herself get bumped and knocked about by the other cars. A strange girl, seemingly remote from the ordinary fun of the fair. She is elsewhere, in a world of her own. Her name is Lola. That’s all she says. Before he knows it, Felix has fallen in love with her, touched by the sadness in her eyes. He goes after her, wanting to understand and help her, trying to bring back the smile that looks so good on her face. But Lola slips away, comes back, disappears again… She is there, but never completely. She seems tied to a mysterious past – a past that Felix will have to confront. How far can a person go when he’s in love? As far as killing somebody?

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ciné B

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    Co-productions :

    Zoulou Films, France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Philippe Carcassonne

    Line Producer :

    Christophe Audeguis

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marie Dreujou

    Assistant Operator :

    Renaud Chassaing

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Baschieri

    Editor :

    Joëlle Hache

    Production Designer :

    Ivan Maussion

    Costume designer :

    Annie Périer

    Still Photographer :

    Catherine Cabrol

    Assistant Director :

    Grégoire Barachin

    Screenwriters :

    Patrice Leconte, Claude Klotz

    Sound recordists :

    Paul Lainé, Jean Goudier, Dominique Hennequin

    Camera Operator :

    Patrice Leconte

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Denise Breton, Isabelle Duvoisin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marie Leconte-Henriet

    Foley artist :

    Pascal Chauvin

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Paul Hurier

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Romantic comedy

    Themes :

    Love, Leisure

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    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Spain, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Posters (2)


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