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A Feature film by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

Produced by Maha Productions, Ciné-@

Release in France : 03/12/2008


    Julien has a blank stares, one of those stares that people whose lives were one day shattered have. Today the prison doors will shut on his thirteen years of imprisonment. Julien is twenty-eight years old. He is free. Or that's the way it's supposed to be, except society isn't quite ready to give him a second chance so easily.

    But the true adversary is elsewhere: In his head, and in the image of a young woman who he's obsessed by. Emilie is a salesclerk by day, an extroverted nightclub regular by night. Julien constantly observes her, spies on her, and follows her like a shadow, at the risk of endangering his hopes of reintegration.

    Julien sees Emilie who doesn't see him the way he really is, the memory of an unbearable past, blotted from her mind exactly thirteen years ago. A word from him in the street will be enough: Emilie recognizes him, their destinies become but one. For the second and perhaps the last time.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Maha Productions, Ciné-@

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producers :

    Denis Poncet, Philippe Carcassonne

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, Gilles Taurand

    Sound Recordist :

    Cyril Moisson

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Charlotte Tourret

    Sound editor :

    Cécile Chagnaud

    Production Designer :

    Sylvain Chaulevot

    Casting :

    Nathalie Chéron, Maguy Aimé

    Sound Mixer :

    Éric Tisserand

    Assistant Director :

    Christophe Marillier

    Director of Photography :

    Yorgos Arvanitis

    Production Manager :

    Mat Troi Day

    Editor :

    Sophie Brunet

    Continuity supervisor :

    Nathalie Vierny

    Music Composer :

    Karol Beffa

    Costume designers :

    Dorothée Guiraud, Jette Kraghede

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 51 min

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    Dolby SRD

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival - 2009

    CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival (Canada, 2009)


    Official Selection

    French Film Panorama in China - 2009

    French Film Panorama in China (China, 2009)


    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    Presskit (2)