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A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Produced by Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 11/03/1981


    Young Parisian mail courier is content with his bohemian lifestyle, his circle of friends and listening to opera, particularly one exceptional American diva who refuses to be recorded. So enamored with her, he makes an illegal tape of her at a concert. But when the tape is confused with one implicating a police chief with the mob, he must use all his ingenuity to survive. Particularly notable for its stylish New-Wave production values and extended motorcycle chase scene.

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    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    International releases (7)

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    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producers :

    Irène Silberman, Serge Silberman

    Adaptation :

    Jean Van Hamme, Jean-Jacques Beineix

    Author of original work :

    Daniel Odier

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Rousselot

    Sound Assistant :

    Louis Gimel

    Camera Operator :

    Dominique Brenguier

    Editors :

    Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Monique Prim

    Assistant editors :

    François Gédigier, Michel Crivellaro, Christine Pansu

    Production Designer :

    Hilton McConnico

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Jacques Albert, Patrick Halpine, Gérard Pujolar

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean-Jacques Beineix

    Executive Producer :

    Claudie Ossard

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Assistant Operators :

    Arnaud du Boisberranger, Laurent Chevallier

    Production Manager :

    Ully Pickardt

    Sound editor :

    Gina Pignier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Casting :

    Dominique Besnehard

    Location manager :

    Catherine Mazieres

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Crime/thriller, Metaphysical investigation

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Posters (1)



    Festival Selections (5)

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons - 2013

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons (Poland, 2013)


    French films selected

    BIFF - 2009

    BIFF (South Korea, 2009)


    Films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Selection (5)

    Best Original Music : Vladimir Cosma

    Best Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

    Best first picture

    Best Production Design : Hilton McConnico

    Best Sound : Jean-Pierre Ruh


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

    César Award for Best First Feature

    César Award for Best Sound : Jean-Pierre Ruh

    César Award for Best Original Score : Vladimir Cosma