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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

A Feature film by Roman Polanski

Produced by RP Productions, Runteam

Release in France : 19/10/2005


    In an English Victorian orphanage, Oliver Twist just manages to survive, along with his companions of misfortune. Undernourished, exploited, he’s sent to work in a funeral parlor where, yet again, he’s abused and mistreated. Oliver puts up with it all, but one day he’s pushed too far and flees to London.
    Exhausted and starving, he’s picked up by a gang of young thieves who work for old Fagin. With Dodger, Bill, Nancy and the others, Oliver discovers a cruel world where only cunning and strong-arm tactics count.
    Arrested for an attempted robbery that he didn’t commit, Oliver doesn’t betray his gang. His behavior is viewed favorably by his intended victim, Mr. Browlow, who becomes his benefactor. But Fagin and Bill soon exercise their power over Oliver and force him to participate in a break-in at Brownlow’s home. Oliver gets caught up in a series of tragic events that reveal the true nature of the people around him and force him to choose what path his life will take.

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    Executive Producers :

    RP Productions, Runteam

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Summit Entertainment

    Foreign production companies :

    Medusa, Etic Films

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Executive Producers :

    Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski

    Screenwriter :

    Ronald Harwood

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Marie Blondel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Goudier

    Production Designer :

    Allan Starski

    Costume designer :

    Anna Sheppard

    Author of original work :

    Charles Dickens

    Director of Photography :

    Pawel Edelman

    Production Manager :

    Ondrej Nerud

    Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvette Baudrot

    Music Composer :

    Rachel Portman

    Sound Mixer :

    Dean Humphreys

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    Feature film

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    Drama, Adventure

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

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    Dolby DTS