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Les Amants du Nil

Les Amants du Nil

A Feature film by Éric Heumann

Produced by Paradis Films

Release in France : 16/01/2002


    In the south of Tunisa, Anne Frendo, a dreamy young girl prone to premonitions, lives alone with her father on the family plantation of Besseriani. It’s 1943, and the daily Allied advance obliges the Axis forces to retreat. While out walking one day on the deserted Besseriani beach, Anne discovers the body of a dead French soldier. Parachuted in to do reconnaisance work, the soldier had injured himself on falling and then walked until his strength gave out. Anne sets out on a voyage into the past, hoping to turn back the hands of time. Chaperoned by her archeologist aunt, Sophie Frendo, Anne arrives three days earlier in a palace on the Nile. Several officers are stationed there while they prepare their attack on Tunisia; Anne finds the soldier amongst them. She doesn’t have much time to prevent him from leaving on his mission and has only one weapon at her disposal: her powers of seduction. She’ll use them. She’s determined to use everything she’s got to reverse the situation and to stop Samuel – as she calls the stranger – from heading to his death.

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Paradis Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Pandora Film GmbH & Co. Verleih KG, Classic S.R.L.

    French distribution :

    Océan Films Distribution

    Co-production :

    Orly Films

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    Orange Studio

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Marc Sillam

    Dialogue Writer :

    François-Olivier Rousseau

    Director of Photography :

    Yorgos Arvanitis

    Assistant Operator :

    Laurent Coltelloni

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Vanessa Jerrom

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Gargonne

    Casting :

    Frédérique Moidon

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Charles Martel

    Assistant Director :

    Marc Baraduc

    Screenwriters :

    Éric Heumann, Jacques Lebas, François-Olivier Rousseau

    Sound Recordist :

    François Waledisch

    Production Manager :

    Wilhelm Laligant

    Editor :

    Martine Barraqué

    Production Designer :

    Thierry Leproust

    Costume designers :

    Carine Sarfati, Michèle Pezzin

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    Feature film

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    Italy, France, Germany

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    Majority French (Italy, France, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Dolby SRD