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Zanzibar

Synopsis

In this "inside look" at French filmmaking, Marechal (Francis Girod) - who is a has-been director - a producer, Vito Catene (Andre Marcon) and Camile Dor (Fabienne Babe), a big-name actress, have agreed to make a film about drugs, but don't have a story, financing, or any of the other elements needed to make it. This doesn't stop them; they cobble together the financing and begin shooting anyway. The producer is very fond of the leading actress, and when she gets hooked on drugs for real in the course of shooting what he feels to be a farcical imitation of a film, he gives up his shares in the film and heads off for the back of beyond (Zanzibar) to lick his wounds. To add insult to injury, the film winds up being a critical and commercial success.
 

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Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Emmanuel Schlumberger

Dialogue Writers :

Christine Pascal, Catherine Breillat, Robert Boner

Associate Producer :

Jean-Miguel Stucky

Screenwriters :

Christine Pascal, Catherine Breillat, Robert Boner

Sound recordists :

Georges Prat, Gérard Rousseau

Music Composer :

Bruno Coulais

Assistant directors :

Manuel Flèche, Christian Merret-Palmair

Producers :

Jean-Bernard Fetoux, Dominique Wallon

Line Producer :

Robert Boner

Director of Photography :

Pascal Marti

Editor :

Jacques Comets

Costume designer :

Anne Schotte

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Cinema

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Switzerland)

Production year :

1989

French release :

04/10/1989

Runtime :

1 h 35 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

66919

Visa issue date :

04/09/1989

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Audio format :

Mono