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Asphalt

Asphalt

A Feature film by Denis Amar

Produced by UGC Images, Les Films de l'Epée, Top n°1 Productions, Multimedia France Productions

Release in France : 07/01/1981

    Synopsis

     In this drama about life and death in the fast, middle, and slow lanes, Juliette (Carole Laure) finds herself stranded on a busy highway leading from Paris south to cities like Lyon. She was supposed to meet her lover, and is driving his car when she stops at their appointed roadside rendezvous. Instead, their deception has been discovered by her lover's wife, who is waiting for her, and drives the car away in a huff. Juliette is left to thumb it back to Paris. She soon hooks up with Arthur Colonna (Jean Yanne), who gives her a ride, and the two begin to wend their way northward along the highway. Interspersed with their journey is a series of cinematic "asides" that delve into tragic mishaps, such as the aftermath of a crash in which a woman was killed, her husband stumbling along the highway, still in shock -- and the brief story of a surgeon named Kalendarian (Georges Wilson) who struggles to find the needed transfusions for the crash victims on this busy weekend. The relationship between Juliette and Arthur begins to turn from casual to interested when they suffer a bad accident from which they both manage to come out unscathed -- leaving an indelible effect on their growing relationship.

    Actors (42)

    Production and distribution (4)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Claude Roblin, Yvon Guezel, Jean-Claude Patrice, Guy Verrecchia

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean-Pierre Petrolacci

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Pierre Petrolacci

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Bats

    Music Composer :

    Laurent Petitgirard

    Assistant directors :

    Daniel Janneau, Graziella Molinaro

    Line Producer :

    Jean-Claude Patrice

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Fraisse

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Still Photographer :

    Georges Pierre

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Accidents, Transport

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1980

    French release :

    07/01/1981

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    52387

    Visa issue date :

    06/01/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono