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Le Filmeur

Le Filmeur

A Feature film by Alain Cavalier

Produced by Camera One

Release in France : 21/09/2005


    A diary film by Alain Cavalier.
    The first images were shot in 1994.
    The last images were shot in 2005.
    More than ten years of life presented in 100 minutes screen time.



    Le Filmeur


    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Camera One

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Co-production :

    Pyramide Productions

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution


    Point of view

    As a filmmaker and happily married man Alain Cavalier leads an unremarkable life for the most part. However, it is the little moments that one experiences life and deals with injury and death that the true tale of humanity lies. In this respect, Cavalier has produced a remarkable snapshot that is at times intimate and others extremely impersonal.

    The past decade (1994-2005) that is covered in the film starts with the director and his wife filming a gorgeous sunset on a beach. As the years past Cavalier becomes enamored of catching his wife Françoise asleep only to capture her rude awakenings. He also coaxes her to bare her nude body for the camera which may seem perverse, but later it's learned her wonderful breasts could possibly fall victim to a mastectomy and his film is preserving the memory of her anatomy.

    Similarly, episodes involving his father and mother precede their eventual deaths each in succession. Then Cavalier himself is struck with skin cancer around his nasal area which allows him to candidly reveal this painful experience which forces him to get reconstructive surgery.

    This is case where the filmmaker is not only the observer, but the subject and in many cases he uses the camera as his confessor. Not for all tastes, but if you have a streak of humanism within you then this is one human being you will want to acquaint yourself with. His wife is a delight too!


    Source :

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Michel Seydoux

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Cavalier

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens, Grégory Fleuriet

    Sound Mixer :

    Florent Lavallée

    Producers :

    Fabienne Vonier, Michel Seydoux

    Assistant Operator :

    Alain Cavalier

    Narration Writer :

    Alain Cavalier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary, Experimental

    Themes :

    Illness, Ageing

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS