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Savage Souls

Savage Souls

A Feature film by Raoul Ruiz

Produced by Les Films du Lendemain , MDI Productions

Release in France : 20/05/2001

    Synopsis

    Haute Provence, 1945. One long night, a group of women reflect upon the strange fate of Thérèse, the oldest member of the group. Drôme, 1882. Thérèse, 22, runs away from the country with her fiancé Firmin and sets up home in Châtillon. She’s quick to notice Madame Numance, the city’s most elegant woman whose generosity knows no limit. These two powerful forces fall under each other’s spell. But Firmin intervenes and upsets the state of play… He swindles the Numances out of their last penny, and they let themselves be cheated without batting an eyelid. Madame Numance disappears, never to be seen again. From that moment on, Thérèse becomes a different woman, she cheats on her husband, makes playthings of her lovers… Will she go so far as to kill? Her life is revealed during the course of the night, but will we ever truly know the real Thérèse?

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films du Lendemain , MDI Productions

    Foreign production company :

    Nomad Films

    News agency (France) :

    B.C.G.

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    Full credits (23)

    Executive Producer :

    Marc de Lassus

    Author of original work :

    Jean Giono

    Screenwriters :

    Alexandre Astruc, Mitch Hooper, Alain Majani d'Inguimbert, Eric Neuhoff

    Sound Recordist :

    Christian Monheim

    Assistant Operators :

    Marion Befve, Irina Lubtchansky

    Production Manager :

    Jacques Arhex

    Editor :

    Valeria Sarmiento

    Continuity supervisor :

    Barbara Constantine

    Music Composer :

    Jorge Arriagada

    Casting :

    Sylvie Brocheré

    Sound mixers :

    William Flageollet, François-Joseph Hors

    French press agents :

    Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

    Assistant directors :

    Olivier Bouffard, Guillaume Roitfeld

    Line Producer :

    Marc de Lassus

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Gautier

    Sound Assistant :

    Seppe Van Groeningen

    Camera Operator :

    Tudor Mircea

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues, Vanessa Jerrom

    Sound editors :

    Germain Boulay, Georges-Henri Mauchant, Laurent Quaglio

    Production Designer :

    Bruno Beaugé

    Foley artist :

    Jérôme Lévy

    Costume designer :

    Marielle Robaut

    Still Photographer :

    Laurence Tremolet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Literary adaptation

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Belgium, France)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    20/05/2001

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    98.356

    Visa issue date :

    18/05/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD