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Belle Époque

A Feature film by Gavin Millar

Produced by Canal Plus Productions

Release in France : 29/12/1995


    Lucien, an industrialist, is the victim of a failed anti-capitalist attack by an anarchist.

    Lucien Lachenay was orginally meant to be played by Gérard Depardieu, Alphonse by Jean-Pierre Léaud.

    Jeanne Moreau narrates the film with her velvet voice. André Dussollier plays the part of the industrialist. Claude Jade, one of Truffaut's favorite actresses who appeared in his Antoine Doinel series of films, plays the mother of a little girl who finds refuge during a flood at the apartment of Dussolier and Kristin Scott-Thomas. The film also  features Sabine Haudepin, many years after Jules et Jim, and a brief appearance by Helen Scott, a friend of Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock.

    Actors (33)

    Production and distribution (2)

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    Belle Époque is a three-part French television series created from François Truffaut's last screenplay. Each episode lasts 90 minutes.

    Full credits (12)

    Associate producer :

    Brigitte Germain

    Director of Photography :

    William Lubtchansky

    Sound Editor :

    Michel B. Bordeleau

    Production Designer :

    Pascal Chatton

    Stunt performer :

    Frédéric Vallet

    Narrator :

    Jeanne Moreau

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    4 h

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    Posters (1)