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Le Maître-nageur

Le Maître-nageur

A Feature film by Jean-Louis Trintignant

Produced by Odyssey, Nadja films

Release in France : 28/03/1979


    Marie, the charming daughter of Italian immigrants, has a dream : to become rich. In Roubaix, where she lives, she meets and marries small-time crooner Marcel Potier. Together they leave for the South of France where they live happily but poorly. Now, Marie hasn't forgotten her hopes of wealth and with this aim still in mind she pushes Marcel into becoming the swimming instructor of Achille Zopoulos, an oil tycoon. However, the latter, a potbellied John Blunt, does not really want to learn how to swim, all the more as he is (or seems to be) stuck in a wheelchair. In fact all that cruel Count Zaroff type wants is a submissive man in order to make him his plaything. Indeed Marcel soon finds his role at the villa is to be manipulated and humiliated by Zopoulos, the puppet-master who plays God, assisted to perfection in his disgraceful task by Logan, his stylish, ignominious butler...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Odyssey, Nadja films

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions Montparnasse

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producers :

    Serge Marquand, Humbert Balsan, Stéphane Tchal Gadjieff

    Author of original work :

    Vahé Katcha

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Emion, Jean-Claude Emion, Robert Emion

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean Clavé, Stephan Holmes

    Production Manager :

    Yves Dutheil

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Lemaire

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Maumont

    Assistant directors :

    Patrick Grandperret, Jacques Faure, Pierre Wallon, Dominique Bonnaud

    Sound Recordist :

    Adrien Nataf

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Jacques Flori

    Camera Operator :

    Frédéric Variot

    Sound Editor :

    Carole Marquand

    Music Composer :

    Guy Marchand

    Make-up Artist :

    Florence Fouquier d'Herouel

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 30 min

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