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The Elegant Criminal

The Elegant Criminal

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by Partner's Production, Ciné 5

Release in France : 19/12/1990

    Synopsis

    On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian for more than ten years. In flashbacks, from the prison as Lacenaire writes, from Allard's study as he and Hermine read, and from other readers' memory after the book is published, we see Lacenaire's childhood as he stands up to bullies, including priests, his youthful thieving, his first murder, his brief army career, his seduction of a princess, and his affair with Avril, a young man who dies beside him.

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    Actors (50)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Partner's Production, Ciné 5

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-productions :

    Ugc, Ciné 5

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution (ex International)

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    International releases (4)

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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Ariel Zeïtoun

    Screenwriters :

    Georges Conchon, Francis Girod

    Sound recordists :

    André Hervée, Claude Villand

    Camera Operator :

    Arthur Cloquet

    Editor :

    Geneviève Winding

    Assistant editors :

    Colette Beltran, Ludovic Schoendoerffer, Agnès Schwab

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Bufnoir

    Foley artist :

    Jérôme Lévy

    Costume designer :

    Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle

    Assistant directors :

    Emmanuel Hamon, Olivier Horlait, Jérôme Navarro

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno de Keyzer

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean-Hugues Oppel, Dominique Pinto

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Deschamps

    Sound editor :

    Michèle Catonné

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    Laurent Petitgirard

    Stunt performers :

    Lionel Vitrant, Daniel Vérité

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical, Drama

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1990

    French release :

    19/12/1990

    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    71588

    Visa issue date :

    16/11/1990

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby

    Posters (1)

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