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A Feature film by Sylvain Monod

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 14/03/2001


    Jean is in bad shape and does nothing all day long. Although Nicole still loves him, his depression worsens and his anxiety attacks continue. Finally, he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic. After three weeks he feels much better and wants to hurry home to his wife. In his desire to prove to her that he is ready to face modern life, Jean gets it into his head that he should return laden with a microwave oven. With no money and only one night to find the appliance, he heads to his local bar, the Zéphyr, where he meets Clotilde, an attractive and rather drunk young woman, who immediately offers him hers… But nothing comes without a price. And a microwave, well, you have to earn it. From claustrophobic lifts to a dark car trunk, young women’s apartments to B&E’d cellars, an Indian restaurant to a fire truck, Jean and Clothide discover just what they’re made of. At the end of the night, Jean returns to Nicole. He has found two microwaves and a meaning to his life.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Gemini Films

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Morel

    Director of Photography :

    Olivier Guéreau

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Production Designer :

    Mathieu Menut

    Costume designer :

    Monic Parelle

    Assistant Director :

    Guillaume Roitfeld

    Screenwriters :

    Nathalie Donnini, Sylvain Monod

    Production Manager :

    Stéphane Riga

    Editor :

    Laurent Rouan

    Music Composer :

    Élie-Paul Cohen

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Rangon

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


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