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The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details

A Short film by Fabien Gorgeart

Produced by Deuxième Ligne Films

Production year : 2016


1859. Alexina, a trainee teacher in the convent for young girls where she grew up, suffers from unbearable pain. After examining her, the diocese's doctor reveals that she's a hermaphrodite. According to him, because masculinity always dominates, Alexina is a man. She has no other choice than to leave the school as quickly as possible, leaving behind Henriette, her closest and dear friend.

Actors (6)

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Deuxième Ligne Films


Adapted from Herculine Barbin, dite Alexina B. by Michel Foucault.

Photos (2)

Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Marie Dubas

Sound Recordist :

Nicolas Mas

Director of Photography :

Thomas Bataille

Camera Operator :

Olivier Duval

Editor :

Damien Maestraggi

Continuity supervisor :

Adélaïde Brun

Costume designer :

Céline Brelaud

Sound Mixer :

Benjamin Laurent

Assistant Director :

Basile Jullien

Screenwriter :

Fabien Gorgeart

Assistant Operator :

Laurène Le Barh

Production manager :

Anne-Claire Créancier

Sound Editor :

Jocelyn Robert

Production Designer :

Cyril Gomez-Mathieu

Make-up Artist :

Myriam Kimes

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Short film

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Literary adaptation

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Love, Identity

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

19 min 25 seconds

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Dolby 5.1

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