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La Belle vie

La Belle vie

A Feature film by Robert Enrico

Produced by Films du Centaure

Release in France : 22/01/1964


    After twenty-seven long months spent in Algeria, Frédéric Simon, a young photographer is determined to forget this time of trouble. Now that the Army has finally discharged him he wants to live the good life. And at first, things go according to his wishes: not only does he marry Sylvie but they are invited by a wealthy man to Monte Carlo, where they spend a dream honeymoon. But back in Paris, hard times await them. Not finding work easily along with having to live in a cramped apartment make Frédéric bitter and unpleasant. When Sylvie becomes pregnant, he slams the door and finds consolation in the arms of Christine, an ex girlfriend, which he soon regrets. At last, the situation improves. Frédéric finds work and starts making money as a fashion photographer. But the good life cannot go on: one morning a policeman knocks at the young couple's door: the country wants Frédéric back in the Army.

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    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Films du Centaure

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    Full credits (11)

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-François Adam, Claude Othnin-Girard, Serge Witta

    Screenwriters :

    Robert Enrico, Maurice Pons

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Vuillemin

    Editors :

    Denise de Casabianca, Jacqueline Meppiel

    Music Composer :

    Henri Lanoé

    Still Photographer :

    Georges Pierre

    Producer :

    Paul de Roubaix

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Boffety

    Camera Operator :

    Didier Tarot

    Production Designer :

    François de Lamothe

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean Nény

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    Feature film

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (3)


    Festival Selections

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 2020

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2020)


    Robert Enrico Retrospective


    Prix Jean Vigo - 1964

    Prix Jean Vigo (France, 1964)


    Jean Vigo Award : Robert Enrico