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A Feature film by Claude Berri

Produced by Lucy Finance, DD Productions, Sofiarp, Renn Productions

Release in France : 12/12/1990


    After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a target for Communist harassment as they try and locate a particular loyalist, and he pushes back.

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    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Lucy Finance, DD Productions, Sofiarp, Renn Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, Investimage 2, Investimage 3

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    Full credits (19)

    Assistant directors :

    Alain Agostini, Eric Bartonio, Thomas Langmann, Thierry Verrier

    Author of original work :

    Marcel Aymé

    Line Producer :

    Pierre Grunstein

    Director of Photography :

    Renato Berta

    Sound Assistant :

    Matthieu Imbert

    Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Continuity supervisor :

    Hélène Sebillotte

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Claude Petit

    Costume designer :

    Caroline de Vivaise

    Location Manager :

    Marc Vade

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Claude Berri, Arlette Langmann

    Producer :

    Claude Berri

    Screenwriter :

    Claude Berri

    Sound Recordist :

    Louis Gimel

    Production Manager :

    Patrick Bordier

    Sound Editor :

    Michel Klochendler

    Production Designer :

    Bernard Vezat

    Foley artist :

    Laurent Lévy

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Literary adaptation

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1991

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1991)

    Selection (6)

    Best Director : Claude Berri

    Best Supporting Actress : Danièle Lebrun

    Best Supporting Actor : Michel Galabru

    Best Supporting Actor : Daniel Prévost

    Most Promising Actress : Florence Darel

    Best Film

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1991

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1991)


    Official Competition