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Confession of a Child of the Century

Confession of a Child of the Century

A Feature film by Sylvie Verheyde

Produced by Les Films du Veyrier

Release in France : 29/08/2012


    Paris, 1830. The Napoleonic Wars are over.

    Octave is young and beautiful and loves his mistress Elise - until he sees her being unfaithful. Despair leads to decadence. Influenced by his friend Desgenais, Octave becomes the perfect libertine, although this new life fails to satisfy his thirst for the absolute.

    The death of his father leads Octave to the countryside, where he encounters Brigitte, a widow ten years his senior, who spends most of her days caring for the needy and the poor. He has found a new love. At first, Brigitte tries to resist, unwilling to experience the tortures of passion once again. Eventually, however, she gives in.

    They are in love, but Octave quickly succumbs to suspicion. Will Brigitte remain true to him? Doesn’t every woman betray her lover sooner or later? Isn’t Desgenais right when he claims that love doesn’t exist?

    In a world where no one now believes in anything, can Octave find in his love for Brigitte the strength to believe in the future?


    Actors (9)

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    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Veyrier

    Foreign production companies :

    Integral Films, Warp Films

    French distribution :

    Ad Vitam

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    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Bruno Berthemy

    Author of original work :

    Alfred de Musset

    Foreign Producer :

    Alfred Hürmer

    Sound Recordist :

    Dimitry Haulet

    Production Manager :

    Pascal Metge

    Editor :

    Christel Dewynter

    Assistant editor :

    Carole Borne

    Production Designer :

    Thomas Grézaud

    Casting :

    Philippe Elkoubi

    Artistic Director :

    Philippe Elkoubi

    Assistant director :

    Valérie Roucher

    Screenwriter :

    Sylvie Verheyde

    Director of Photography :

    Nicolas Gaurin

    Sound assistants :

    Julien Gigliotti, Julien Gonzales

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Sound Editor :

    Raphaël Sohier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Djémila Stiti

    Music Composer :

    Nousdeux The Band

    Costume designer :

    Esther Walz

    Sound Mixer :

    Olivier Dô Hûu

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    Feature film

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    France, Germany, Great Britain

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    Majority French (France, Germany, Great Britain)

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    2 h

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

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