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Quicksands

Quicksands

A Feature film by Paul Carpita

Produced by Les Films de la Liane

Release in France : 25/09/1996

    Synopsis

    One autumn morning in 1958, Manuel, 27, finds himself in a convoy of seasonal workers heading for the harsh work in the Camargue rice fields. He has fled his country, Franco's Spain, where he is a wanted man after wounding a "civil guard" during the crack-down on a strike in the Bilbao mines. Penniless, looking for work, he falls into the clutches of a "labour trader", a certain Roger who hires out illegal immigrants on request and shamelessly exploits them... Little by little, beneath the outer aspect of this rough, brutal and hated man, Manuel discovers a lonely individual who craves affection...

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films de la Liane

    Foreign production companies :

    Road Movies Dritte Produktionen, Luna Films Ltd.

    Co-production :

    TSF

    French distribution :

    Cinéma Public Films

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    About

    "The thing that charms me in Paul Carpita's films, even the most politically committed ones, is their deeply human content. Paul and I share the same work methods : we serve what is in front of our camera instead of dominating it and we never make the camera more important than people ! Paul started working like this ten years before anyone else. It is a tragedy that "Le Rendez-vous des quais" was banned and forgotten."

    (Ken Loach - director)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Patrick Deshayes

    Director of Photography :

    Peter Chappell

    Sound assistant :

    Murielle Damain

    Editor :

    Juliana Sanchez

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Sound Mixer :

    Éric Tisserand

    Screenwriters :

    Paul Carpita, Bernard Stora

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Aubouy

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Vila

    Production Designer :

    Michel Lagrange

    Costume designers :

    Michèle Paldacci, Chantal Castelli

    Still Photographers :

    Pierre Collier, Thierry Roux

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Emigration

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, Germany, Great Britain, France (100.0%)

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Great Britain, Germany, Great Britain, France)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    25/09/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    85.804

    Visa issue date :

    28/05/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono