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Life Is a Bed of Roses

Life Is a Bed of Roses

A Feature film by Alain Resnais

Produced by Soprofilms, Les Films Ariane, Filmédis

Release in France : 20/04/1983


    Three intertwined tales. On the eve of the First World War, Count Forbek starts to build a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. After the war he uses it to start a utopian society by brainwashing his friends, including his former fiancee, Livia, and her husband. In the present day, the castle is being used as an alternative school and, in the summer holidays, for an educational conference. At the conference, the American Nora Winkle bets Claudine that the ernest public school teacher Elisabeth Rousseau will be enticed into the bed of Robert Dufresne, even though the principal speaker, Walter Guarini, is obviously interested in Elisabeth. Meanwhile, the children staying at the castle over the holidays invent their own medieval tale about freeing prisoners from the dungeons. Written by Will Gilbert

    Actors (76)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Soprofilms, Les Films Ariane, Filmédis

    Co-production :

    Fidéline FIlms

    French distribution :

    Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

    Associate producer :

    Films A2

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

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    Full credits (11)

    Assistant directors :

    Jean Léon, Florence Malraux, Guy Pinon

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Gruault

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Assistant editors :

    Jean-Pierre Besnard, Philippe Tourret

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    Costume designers :

    Enki Bilal, Catherine Leterrier

    Producer :

    Philippe Dussart

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno Nuytten

    Editors :

    Jean-Pierre Besnard, Albert Jurgenson

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvette Baudrot

    Production designers :

    Enki Bilal, Jacques Saulnier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction, Experimental

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1983

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1983)


    Official Competition