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L' Ami de Fred Astaire

L' Ami de Fred Astaire

A Feature film by Noémie Lvovsky

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 14/11/2007

    Synopsis

    In the Bellinsky family there is Salomon, the father, full of life although the world would like to bury him too quickly; Geneviève, the mother, who is slowly slipping into quiet madness; Sarah, their daughter caught between separated parents who patiently tries to build her life with François, her fiancé.

    Salomon, almost 80, tries at all cost to enjoy each moment. Fleeing his past, the war, the dead, his exterminated relatives, he throws himself body and soul into a quest to find one or several female friends to sweeten his final years, He is learning to tap dance, under the high patronage of Fred Astaire, and energetically refuses to embody the clichés of old age imposed by our society. It is at this point in his life that he meets Violette.

    Meanwhile, Geneviève dreams of only one thing, to peacefully pursue her infantilization in the company of her home helper, protector, and guardian angel, Mr. Mootoosamy. She has slowly decided that the constraints of reality are too much of a burden and takes wicked pleasure in doing whatever she wants, which is to say, not a lot. Unfortunately her finances are at their lowest ebb and, encouraged by Mr. Mootoosamy, Geneviève is obliged to emerge from her torpor and to act.

    Lastly, for Sarah, life is complicated. She finds it hard to find the right place between her father, whom she idolizes even though he annoys her, and her mother, who she can't understand. Just when she thinks that she's found a kind of stability with François, she discovers with amazement that she's pregnant, despite the sterility with which she'd been diagnosed by several doctors.

    Caught off-guard, it is now Sarah's turn to create a family.

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Vega Film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

    Co-productions :

    UGC Images, France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution (ex International)

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    International releases (6)

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producers :

    Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Joilute

    Executive Producer :

    Martine Cassinelli

    Foreign producer :

    Ruth Waldburger

    Sound recordists :

    Brigitte Taillandier, Sylvain Malbrant

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Sound editors :

    Nicolas Moreau, Sylvain Malbrant

    Continuity supervisor :

    Olivia Bruynoghe

    Music Composer :

    Archie Shepp

    Costume designer :

    Dorothée Guiraud

    Sound Mixer :

    Emmanuel Croset

    Assistant Director :

    Olivier Genet

    Screenwriters :

    Noémie Lvovsky, Florence Seyvos

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marc Fabre

    Sound Assistant :

    Dominique Eyraud

    Editor :

    Emmanuelle Castro

    Assistant editors :

    Delphine Illouz, Thomas Glaser

    Production Designer :

    Marie Cheminal

    Casting :

    Stéphane Batut

    Make-up Artist :

    Marc Azagury

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Switzerland)

    Production year :

    2006

    French release :

    14/11/2007

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    114.448

    Visa issue date :

    30/10/2007

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None