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Staircase C

Staircase C

A Feature film by Jean-Charles Tacchella

Produced by Films 7

Release in France : 05/06/1985


    Based on the prize-winning novel by Elvire Mural, the French Escalier C (Staircase C) stars Robin Renucci as a cynical, spiteful art critic. The critic learns the error of his ways through the catharsis of disturbing life experiences. Though many of his friends and neighbors try to crack the shell he has built around himself, his eyes are opened to the importance of human compassion only after the suicide of his neighbor. In the original novel, the critic finds fulfillment through homosexuality; this element is removed from the film version, though the gay subtext is still very much in evidence.

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    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Films 7

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    France 3 Cinéma

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    Full credits (20)

    Assistant directors :

    Francis de Gueltzl, Denis Seurat

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean-Charles Tacchella, Elvire Murail

    Producers :

    Claude Zidi, Marie-Dominique Girodet

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Assuerus

    Sound Assistant :

    Denis Carquin

    Production Manager :

    Patrick Delauneux

    Assistant Editor :

    Jacques Duron

    Production Designer :

    Georges Levy

    Foley artists :

    Jacques Thomas-Gérard, Jonathan Liebling

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Maumont

    Adaptation :

    Jean-Charles Tacchella

    Author of original work :

    Elvire Murail

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Charles Tacchella

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Camera Operator :

    Éric Faucherre

    Editor :

    Agnès Guillemot

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne-Marie Garcia

    Music Composer :

    Raymond Alessandrini

    Costume designer :

    Olga Pelletier

    Location Manager :

    Alain Jakubowicz

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    Feature film

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    The neighborhood

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    France (100.0%)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Selection (2)

    Best Actor : Robin Renucci

    Best Supporting Actress : Catherine Frot