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The Invitation

The Invitation

A Feature film by Claude Goretta

Release in France : 13/09/1973

    Synopsis

    After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center of a big city makes him a rich man and he buys a big house in the countryside. He takes some time off and decides to throw a big garden party at the house and invite all his colleagues from the office. Aided by alcohol, the guests gradually lose all their inhibitions and reveal personality traits and frustrations that they normally keep hidden.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    NPF Planfilm

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Groupe 5, Citel Films

    French distribution :

    NPF Planfilm

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (12)

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Pierre Garnier, Philippe Deplanche, Patrick Wachsberger

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Goretta, Michel Viala

    Co-producer :

    Adolphe Viezzi

    Sound recordists :

    Maurice Gilbert, Jean Duguet

    Assistant editor :

    Elizabeth Waelchli

    Production Designer :

    Yanko Hodjis

    Dialogue Writers :

    Michel Viala, Claude Goretta

    Foreign producers :

    Yves Gasser, Yves Peyrot

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Zeller

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Continuity supervisor :

    Madeleine Fonjallaz

    Music Composer :

    Patrick Moraz

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Production year :

    1973

    French release :

    13/09/1973

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    40336

    Visa issue date :

    29/06/1973

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Academy Awards - 1974

    Academy Awards (United States, 1974)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1973

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1973)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards