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A Feature film by Roch Stéphanik

Produced by Salomé

Release in France : 26/07/2000


    Gérard and Hélène have decided to start a new life in Buenos Aires. They are in the airport cafetaria waiting for their plane when Gérard tells Hélène he is leaving her. Hélène is in shock and she doesn’t take it in. Devastated, she tries to reason with him. But he gets away from her, she is unable to hold him back. So she remains at Orly airport, utterly lost, the victim of a whim that has destroyed eight years of life together. Hélène doesn’t ever leave the airport. She wanders in the corridors where one can spend an entire life. Soon she starts prostituting herself with the travellers in transit, awkwardly at first, then more recklessly. Prostitution without denegration while she waits for something else to happen, for the day she will be someone else. She becomes an Orly personality and makes friends with a barman. This is the start of a strange, sleep-walking life for Hélène… Or maybe a journey of initiation.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Maurice Bernart

    Adaptation :

    Yves Sarda, Sandra Cheres

    Director of Photography :

    Tetsuo Nagata

    Assistant Operator :

    Olivier Fortin

    Editors :

    Dan Facundo, Roch Stéphanik

    Assistant editors :

    Nathalie Cvetkovic, Nadia Dalal, Corinne Lesage

    Production Designers :

    Dominique Douret, Daphné Deboaisne

    Costume designers :

    Anouschka Debain-Dussaucy, Ève-Marie Arnault

    Sound Mixer :

    Vincent Arnardi

    Assistant directors :

    Mathieu Howlett, Christophe Jeauffroy, Jean-Luc Roze

    Screenwriter :

    Roch Stéphanik

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Marcel Milan, Florent Ravalec

    Production managers :

    Nathalie Bernart, Marie-Rose Venuti

    Sound editor :

    Valérie Deloof

    Continuity supervisor :

    Bénédicte Darblay

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon

    Grader :

    Jean-René Nébot

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 59 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    News (2)

    Festival Selections (4)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)


    Official Competition

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)

    Selection (2)

    World Cinema

    International Competition for First Films


    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)

    Awards (2)

    Award for Best Director : Roch Stéphanik

    Award for Best Actress : Dominique Blanc


    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)

    Team (2)