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Return to the Beloved

Return to the Beloved

A Feature film by Jean-François Adam

Produced by SN Prodis, ATC 3000

Release in France : 02/05/1979


    Julien (Jacques Dutronc) is a pianist who is determined to regain everything he lost when his wife Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert) divorced him, as much for revenge as for any other reason. He calmly stages a murder on the grounds of his ex-wife's home, carefully using her new husband Kern's (Bruno Ganz) pistol so as to frame him for the deed. Then he awaits developments. Jeanne calls to ask him to come and be with her and the children, to bolster their spirits while her husband is being investigated. One-pointedly, he arranges to seduce her, but she resists until just before the police come searching for the real murderer.

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    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    SN Prodis, ATC 3000

    French distribution :

    SN Prodis

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Benjamin Simon

    Line Producer :

    Alain Queffelean

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Lhomme

    Assistant Operator :

    Jean-César Chiabaut

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Crosnier

    Assistant editor :

    Danielle Fillios

    Music Composer :

    Antoine Duhamel

    Assistant director :

    Claire Denis

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-François Adam, Georges Perec, Jean-Claude Carrière, Benoit Jacquot

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Camera Operator :

    Éric Dumage

    Editor :

    Eric Pluet

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Costume designer :

    Christian Gasc

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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