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A Feature film by Frédéric Graziani

Produced by Cine Nomine

Release in France : 07/07/2004


    After a forty-year absence, Socrates decides to return to Corsica, his homeland, to spend a few days. His son Antoine, who has never been to the island, accompanies him.
    Socrates has emotional reunions with old friends in Bastia and moves into his sister’s place with Antoine. But his highly-awaited return stirs up trouble when one of the friends with whom Socrates hooks up is attacked by mysterious assailants.
    The only clue is a lighter, engraved with Socrates’s date of birth and initials. No one recognizes the lighter, but it seems to be linked to an old family secret.
    Simultaneously, Antoine discovers Corsica and its inhabitants that he still finds difficult to grasp because of his engrained prejudices about them. Antoine tries to understand his father’s exil and reticence to talk about the place. He comes up against a wall of silence. It’s in this state of frustration that he falls in love with Marie.
    In the island’s silence, family secrets take on the form of narrow, snaking mountain tracks.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Cine Nomine

    Foreign production company :

    Zephyr Films

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    Co-production :

    Wild Bunch International

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Pierre Forette, Thierry Wong

    Screenwriters :

    Danielle Gorico, Frédéric Graziani

    Assistant Operator :

    Elin Kirschfink

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michel Burstein

    Continuity supervisor :

    Elizabeth Tremblay

    Music Composer :

    Ilona Sekacz

    Sound recordists :

    Richard Lewis, Keith Tunney, Malcolm Davis

    Director of Photography :

    Antoine Héberlé

    Production Manager :

    Jacques Reboud

    Editor :

    Christophe Pinel

    Production Designer :

    Sylvia Ghipponi

    Costume designer :

    Olga Pelletier

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Great Britain

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    Majority French (France, Great Britain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Selections (2)

    Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris - 2005

    Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris (France, 2005)


    Films presented

    Cannes Film Market - 2004

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2004)