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Get a Life

A Feature film by João Canijo

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 02/05/2002


    Surely nothing would have happened if a teenager had not been killed on that winter in an inner city of the Parisian suburbs. Rumour has it that the police was responsable. It started with an altercation between some policemen and some youngsters, and then things got out of hand.
    Nothing would have happened either if the mother of the murdered teenager (Alvaro) had not set about undertaking a hopeless struggle - breaking the conspiracy of the silence in her community, i.e. the community Portuguese settled in France. The community is rather reserved and withdrawn, and does not want to hit the headlines.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    Foreign production companies :

    RTP - Radiotelevisao Portuguesa, Madragoa Filmes

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Screenwriters :

    João Canijo, Céline Pouillon

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Bruno Barde, Sophie Bataille

    Production Designer :

    Mathieu Menut

    Costume designer :

    Anne Dunsford-Varenne

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Morel

    Director of Photography :

    Mario Castanheira

    Editor :

    Rodolfo Wedeles

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Soares

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Portuguese

    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Portugal, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 51 min

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