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Uncontrollable Circumstances

Uncontrollable Circumstances

A Feature film by Pierre Jolivet

Produced by C.A.P.A.C., Fildebroc Productions

Release in France : 05/04/1989


    For whatever reason, Philippe and Daniel choose to vacation in Southeast Asia, where they meet Hans, a resident of the area who acts as their patron and guide. Before they leave to return to Paris, the two present Hans with a gift of their leftover native hashish. 18 month's later, an Amnesty International lawyer, shows up and informs them that Hans was arrested and imprisoned for drug possession shortly after their departure and is now condemned to death. Philippe and Daniel have an opportunity to help Hans by confessing their deed to the authorities, sharing blame for the crime and accepting prison terms. Additional pressure is enforced by Hans' ex-girlfriend, the argument being that the life at stake is Hans'. Phillipe and Daniel maintain that their lives are at stake as well.

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    C.A.P.A.C., Fildebroc Productions

    French distribution :

    Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Paul Claudon, Michelle de Broca

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Jolivet, Olivier Schatzky

    Sound recordists :

    Michel Barlier, Yves Osmu

    Assistant Operators :

    Cendrine Dedise, Jean-Marc Negroni

    Editor :

    Jean-François Naudon

    Assistant editors :

    Martine Fleury, Anne Saint-Macary

    Production Designer :

    Éric Simon

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

    Assistant directors :

    François Basset, Pablo Freville, Jean-Claude Marchant

    Director of Photography :

    Bertrand Chatry

    Sound Assistant :

    Francis Baldos

    Production Manager :

    Georges Pellegrin

    Sound editor :

    Nadine Muse

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Music Composers :

    Serge Perathoner, Jannick Top

    Costume designer :

    Claire Fraïssé

    Location Manager :

    Jean-Claude Cartier

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    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1990

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1990)

    Selection (3)

    Best Supporting Actor : François Cluzet

    Best Supporting Actress : Sabine Haudepin

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Pierre Jolivet, Olivier Schatzky