By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

En savoir plus et gérer ces paramètres[OK]

Your opinion

Boesman & Lena

Boesman & Lena

A Feature film by John Berry

Produced by Pathé Production

Release in France : 04/04/2001


    “Boesman & Lena” attempts to describe the life of a couple caught between passion and habit. Outside the social conditions depicted in the film, the experience it describes is a universal one. The story’s setting is nature at its most primitive. Earth, water, air and fire are an integral part of Boesman and Lena’s existence: the four elements supply an essential backdrop against which their drama unfolds. All that we can hope for from life is courage, dignity, and maybe a certain kind of love mixed with anxiety and suffering. The film’s aim is to allow us feel this hope. It should also give a meaning to our confusing battles. We struggle, stumble through the chaos of our existence, fight to find lucidity, even if it be minimal and fleeting. A sense of worth and exaltation comes to whoever engages in this struggle , and it gives a certain meaning to existence. My most precious desire is to express all this with a crazy passion and a luminous clarity.” – John Berry.

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Pathé Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    News agency (France) :

    Le Public Système Cinéma

    Foreign production company :


    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

    Box Office: Total results

    Box office: Timeline

    International releases (2)

    CountryDistributorBuyerRelease date

    Show more

    Show less

    Sorry, your search returned no results.

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producers :

    François Ivernel, Pierre Rissient

    Screenwriter :

    John Berry

    Co-producer :

    Romain Le Grand

    Sound recordist :

    Brigitte Taillandier

    Editors :

    Claudine Bouché, Jeanne Moutard

    Production Designer :

    Max Berto

    Costume designer :

    Diana Cilliers

    Author of original work :

    Athol Fugard

    Foreign Producer :

    Jeremy Nathan

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Choquart

    Production Manager :

    Bernard P. Guiremand

    Continuity supervisor :

    Bénédicte Kermadec

    Music Composer :

    Wally Badarou

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Descomps

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :


    Themes :

    Racial discrimination

    Production language :


    Production country :


    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :


    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

    Current status :


    Visa number :


    Visa issue date :


    Approval :


    Production formats :


    Color type :


    Aspect ratio :


    Audio format :

    Dolby SR