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La Smala

La Smala

A Feature film by Jean-Loup Hubert

Produced by T Films

Release in France : 29/08/1984

    Synopsis

    The ground floor of Block 10, Staircase C of a public housing project in a French provincial town. Formerly an accordion player, now unemployed, Robert, one of the last romantics, struggles along and lets his five kids take care of him while hinging life around their mother’s occasional visits. On the 7th floor of Block 6, Staircase A of the same building, Simone, once a rock and roll pioneer, now a home helper, cleans for Robert and his kids, for whom she has a soft spot. She looks after the children when Robert sets out to find his wife and then disappears. After much emotional upheaval, Robert comes to understand that Simone is the woman for him. His children have a hit with a song, “La Smala,” that they perform in the housing block’s cellars. 

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    T Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2), Diaphana Films

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Terzian

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Loup Hubert

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Philippe Le Roux

    Editor :

    Hélène Viard

    Assistant editors :

    Isabelle Devinck, Bénédicte Teiger

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Baptiste Poirot

    Costume designer :

    Annie Périer

    Still Photographer :

    Sylvie Lancrenon

    Assistant directors :

    Michel Thibaud, Tristan Ganne, Bruno Herbulot

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Charvein

    Production managers :

    Philippe Lievre, Françoise Galfrè

    Sound Editor :

    Claude Reznik

    Continuity supervisor :

    Ariane Litaize

    Music Composer :

    Michel Goguelat

    Sound Mixer :

    Paul Bertault

    Location Manager :

    Claude Parnet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Social comedy

    Themes :

    Family

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1984

    French release :

    29/08/1984

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    58.541

    Visa issue date :

    06/08/1984

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono