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Memoirs of a French Whore

Memoirs of a French Whore

A Feature film by Daniel Duval

Produced by ATC 3000, SN Prodis

Release in France : 17/10/1979

    Synopsis

    Marie (Miou-Miou) is a young girl from a working-class family who falls for Gerard (Daniel Duval) before she discovers he is a vicious, sadistic pimp. She is degraded, abused, and beaten regularly by Gerard as she is forced into a life of prostitution. Marie later decides she must leave her pimp to regain control of her body, mind, and soul. Maria Schneider co-stars with Neil Arestrup in this voyeuristic and disturbing story.

    Actors (52)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    ATC 3000, SN Prodis

    French distribution :

    SN Prodis

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (23)

    Executive Producers :

    Benjamin Simon, Gérard Lorin

    Adaptation :

    Jeanne Cordelier, Daniel Duval, Christopher Frank

    Author of original work :

    Jeanne Cordelier

    Director of Photography :

    Michel Cénet

    Sound Assistant :

    Jean-Jacques Ferran

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Crosnier

    Sound editors :

    Anne Lafarge, Fernand Berenguer

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marie-Hélène Quinton

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Casting :

    Max Morel

    Sound Mixer :

    Maurice Gilbert

    Location Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Assistant directors :

    Daniel Chevalier, Élisabeth Parnière, Jean-Pierre Vergne

    Dialogue Writer :

    Christopher Frank

    Screenwriter :

    Christopher Frank

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Vionnet

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean-Yves Delbreuve, Alain Pillet

    Editor :

    Jean-Bernard Bonis

    Assistant editor :

    Annie Miller

    Production Designer :

    François Chanut

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Still Photographers :

    Georges Pierre, Bernard Prim

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Prostitution

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1979

    French release :

    17/10/1979

    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    49986

    Visa issue date :

    22/10/1979

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    Under 16

    Posters (2)

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    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1980

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1980)

    Selection (3)

    Best Actress : Miou-Miou

    Best Supporting Actress : Maria Schneider

    Best Original Music : Vladimir Cosma

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1980

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1980)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Actress : Miou-Miou