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Strange Gardens

Strange Gardens

A Feature film by Jean Becker

Produced by Ice 3, UGC Images

Release in France : 26/03/2003


    Every Sunday, it’s always the same old story: Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show.
    André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past that will explain the reason for Lucien’s father’s strange behavior. At the end of World War Two, both men, in a “fit of patriotism” committed a pathetic act of resistance and got caught at it by the Germans. These would-be heroes became German hostages and were thrown into a “dungeon,” along with other sorry companions, where they waited to be shot.
    Their lives were saved by the heroic actions of an elderly railroad man, a German soldier and an incredible display of humanity.
    This amazing story will change the way Lucien sees his father.



    Strange Gardens


    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Ice 3, UGC Images

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Louis Becker

    Screenwriters :

    Jean Cosmos, Guillaume Laurant, Jean Becker

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Rochut

    Assistant Operator :

    Maxime Cointe

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Bolzinger

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Assistant Editor :

    Manuel De Sousa

    Music Composer :

    Zbigniew Preisner

    Costume designer :

    Sylvie de Segonzac

    Author of original work :

    Michel Quint

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marie Dreujou

    Sound Assistant :

    Matthieu Weber

    Camera operators :

    Myriam Vinocour, Patrick de Ranter

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Etienne Lerbret

    Sound Editor :

    Vincent Montrobert

    Production Designers :

    Thérèse Ripaud, Bruno Margery

    Casting :

    Jean-Paul Becker, Maguy Aime

    Sound mixer :

    Anne Le Campion

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Dolby DTS