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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


    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)

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    Partner's Production, Ciné 5

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Ariel Zeïtoun

    Sound recordists :

    André Hervée, Claude Villand

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno de Keyzer

    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

    Screenwriters :

    Georges Conchon, Francis Girod

    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

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    Feature film

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    Historical, Drama

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

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