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The Missing Half

The Missing Half

A Feature film by Benoît Mariage

Produced by K-Star

Release in France : 21/04/2004

    Synopsis

    Claire is pregnant. When she learns that she is expecting twins, she starts having panic attacks that soon become uncontrollable. Powerless to do anything about his wife’s neurosis, Pierre accepts that she undergo a multifetal pregnancy reduction to remove an embryo. But from this moment on, overcome with remorse, he withdraws from his wife and their unborn child, transferring all his affection to Laurent, a twenty-year-old disabled patient at Pierre’s ophthalmology practice. Laurent’s endearing personality upsets the fragile couple’s equilibrium. Taking tentative steps, almost without words, Claire and Pierre rediscover their ability to love, and they at last manage to accept the major decision they’d made.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    K-Star

    Foreign production companies :

    K2 Productions, Cab Productions

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    About

    The film was awarded the SIGNIS Prize and Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Amiens International Film Festival.

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Dominique Janne

    Screenwriters :

    Benoît Mariage, Joachim Lafosse

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Guilbert

    Sound Assistant :

    Thomas Gastinel

    Editor :

    Philippe Bourgueil

    Assistant editors :

    Séverine Cava, Valérie Le Docte, Catherine Le Mignant-Labye

    Production Designer :

    Guy Lacroix

    Foley artist :

    Philippe Van Leer

    Costume designer :

    Patricia Gélise

    Location Manager :

    Dimitri Linder

    Assistant Director :

    Boris Van Gils

    Foreign producers :

    Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey, Arlette Zylberberg

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Hespel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurette Monconduit

    Sound editors :

    Eric De Vos, Gert Janssen

    Continuity supervisor :

    Rachel Corlet

    Music Composer :

    Olivier Bilquin

    Casting :

    Patrick Hella

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Baudhuin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium, Switzerland

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium, Switzerland)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    21/04/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 11 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    106.476

    Visa issue date :

    17/11/2003

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD