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Le Bâtard

Le Bâtard

A Feature film by Bertrand Van Effenterre

Produced by Mallia Films

Release in France : 15/06/1983


    Based on Erskine Caldwell's novel, Le Batard stars Gérard Klein as Patrice, a Parisian automobile mechanic who travels to Marseille to identify the body of his loose-living and long-lost mother, who has been found murdered. After proceeding to kill off her barroom boss, he meanders around the south of France looking for sexual relationships. He comes across a teenage musician and is attracted enough to her obvious appeal to establish a more permanent liaison, taking her with him to Paris to set up housekeeping -- for she is pregnant. Soon she is driven to the limits of depression and boredom caring for their home and a new baby, and he has reached his limits of confinement and responsibility -- so he takes off again.

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Mallia Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Mallia Films

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Cyrile Distribution

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Bertrand Van Effenterre

    Author of original work :

    Erskine Caldwell

    Director of Photography :

    François Catonné

    Sound Assistant :

    Bernard Chaumeil

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marie Arnaud

    Art Director :

    Frédéric Duru

    Stunt performer :

    Daniel Vérité

    Costume designer :

    Élisabeth Tavernier

    Location manager :

    Séverine Olivier-Lacamp

    Assistant directors :

    Claire Denis, Alain Peyrollaz

    Screenwriters :

    Bertrand Van Effenterre, Pierre-Alain Maubert

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Gamet

    Assistant Operators :

    Anne Khripounoff, Catherine Strem

    Assistant editor :

    Isabelle Dedieu

    Production Designer :

    Geoffroy Larcher

    Music Composer :

    Norbert Aboudarham

    Casting :

    Dominique Besnehard, Claire Denis

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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