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The Comedy of Power

The Comedy of Power

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Alicéleo

Release in France : 22/02/2006


    Jeanne Charmant Killman, an examining magistrate, must sort out and prepare for judgment a complex case of misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds implicating the president of an important industrial firm. As her investigation and interrogations progress, she realizes that her power grows: the more she delves into secrets, the more her means of applying pressure increase. However, at the same time, and for the same reasons, her private life becomes more fragile.
    Soon she’ll be asking herself two fundamental questions. Until what point can she continue to increase this power without clashing with a power greater than her own? Until what point can human nature resist the intoxication of this power?
    Perhaps it will break her in two.

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    Foreign production company :

    Integral Films

    French distributors :

    Wild Bunch Distribution, Pan-Européenne

    Co-productions :

    Ajoz Films, France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Patrick Godeau

    Executive Producer :

    Françoise Galfrè

    Director of Photography :

    Eduardo Serra

    Assistant Operator :

    Florent Bazin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Assistant editors :

    Olivier Rossignol, Stanislas Moreau

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Benoît-Fresco

    Foley artist :

    Julien Naudin

    Sound mixers :

    Thierry Lebon, Vincent Cosson

    Assistant director :

    Cécile Maistre

    Screenwriters :

    Odile Barski, Claude Chabrol

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Production Manager :

    Michel Jullien

    Editor :

    Monique Fardoulis

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aurore Chabrol

    Music Composer :

    Matthieu Chabrol

    Costume designer :

    Mic Cheminal

    Still Photographer :

    Moune Jamet

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    Feature film

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    Politics, Justice

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

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