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Fashion Victim - © Arnaud Borel

Fashion Victim

A Feature film by Gérard Jugnot

Produced by Les Films Manuel Munz, Novo Arturo Films

Release in France : 14/10/2009


    In 1577, Pic Saint Loup, a great couturier in decline, is entrusted with a diplomatic mission by Henri III: he must create his most beautiful ceremonial gown for the arranged marriage of one the king's nephews with the daughter of a Grandee of Spain.
    In fundamentalist Catholic Spain, which hunts down Protestants, Moors, Jews and homosexuals, Saint Loup (not exactly straight) sets out on the road surrounded by his staff. What he doesn't know is that he is leaving with a Protestant, his loyal secretary, who is determined to hide a bomb in the gown to avenge his people for the bloody Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre. He is also leaving with a Moor, who must be transformed into a blond Norman, his perfumer, his "nose," a converted Jew, along with his hairdresser, a raging queen.
    This merry "persona non grata" band end up at the house of the bride’s father, a deranged person of the worst sort, who is none other than the Great Inquisitor of Seville.
    Pic Saint Loup, who has dedicated his life to putting a bit of gaiety into an existence that is hardly that, finds himself thrown into the darkness of the Inquisition. It's what is called sticking one's head into the lion's mouth.

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Manuel Munz, Novo Arturo Films

    Foreign production company :

    PC Flamenco Films

    French distribution :

    EuropaCorp Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, EuropaCorp

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Manuel Munz, Gérard Jugnot

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Jugnot, Philippe Lopes Curval

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Kharat

    Camera Operator :

    Dominique de Wever

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant editors :

    Julie Decondé, Marcela Figueroa, Mélanie Mourey

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Louis Poveda

    Choreographer :

    Corinne Devaux

    Sound mixers :

    Hervé Buirette, François Groult

    Location Manager :

    Sylvain Bouladoux

    Assistant directors :

    Hervé Ruet, Daniel Dittmann

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard Simon

    Assistant Operators :

    Nouredyne Amroun, Gregori Gajero, Martin Levent

    Production Manager :

    Claude Parnet

    Editor :

    Catherine Kelber

    Continuity supervisor :

    Françoise Thouvenot

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Costume designer :

    Martine Rapin

    Still Photographer :

    Arnaud Borrel

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    Feature film

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    Fashion, History, Homosexuality

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Spain

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    Majority French (France, Spain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

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