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Paul s'en va

Paul s'en va

A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Release in France : 28/01/2004


    “Paul s’en va” takes place in a college for the dramatic arts and seventeen of its students play a part in the story.
    The film is divided into four chapters:
    1: The Disappearance: One of the college’s teachers, a former activist from the Seventies, disappears suddenly. Some of the pupils are worried, others are indifferent, while others rejoice in the teacher’s disappearance.
    2: Signs: Before disappearing, the teacher left his pupils a set of tasks to perform. Some have to reflect upon the meaning of a series of texts, other have missions to accomplish.
    3: The World: One of the missions required some of the students to write a humorous sketch inspired by Alfred Jarry’s “Père Ubu”. They decide to set it in the White House, Washington D.C.
    4: Passing the Word On: The young actors are now in their future lives and work where they are the medium for transmitting the words of authors past and present.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Gemini Films

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (9)

    Producers :

    Paulo Branco, Alain Tanner

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Jutzeler

    Assistant Operator :

    Fabrizio Dörig

    Sound Editor :

    François Musy

    Sound Mixer :

    Gabriel Hafner

    Screenwriters :

    Alain Tanner, Bernard Comment

    Sound Recordist :

    Christophe Giovannoni

    Editor :

    Max Karli

    Music Composer :

    Michel Wintsch

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Switzerland, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Locarno Film Festival - 2010

    Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland, 2010)


    Special Prizes - Pardo d'Onore: Alain Tanner

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2005

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2005)


    Panorama Section