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The Crisis

The Crisis

A Feature film by Coline Serreau

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 02/12/1992


    Victor, a brilliant corporation lawyer, wakes up one morning to find his wife not in bed by his side as usual. He looks in the bathroom and the breakfast room, but to no avail. He opens his wifeUs closet and sees that it is empty. At last he finds a short note on the hall table, RDear, IUve gone off with someone else. I doubt IUll be back. Mum will be by at 9 oUclock to take the kids on their skiing holiday. Will call. SVictor is flabbergasted. His mother-in-law arrives, doesnUt know a thing about it and takes the kids off on holiday. Victor arrives at his office and notices his secretary giving him funny looks. RThereUs some bad news,S she frowns. RI know,S he answers. RYou do?S She is puzzled. RAnyway, thereUs a letter on your desk.S RLetter? What letter ?S RI thoughtI YouUve been fired.S One of those days. Victor loses both his wife and his job, and it hurts. The real problem is that he doesnUt know just how bad things are...

    Actors (36)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Foreign production companies :

    Leader Cinematografica, Rai2 - Radio Televisione Italiana

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

    Co-productions :

    TF1 Films Production, Eniloc

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Screenwriter :

    Coline Serreau

    Sound recordists :

    Dominique Dalmasso, Guillaume Sciama

    Assistant Operators :

    Christophe Beaucarne, Christophe Legal

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Myriam Bruguière

    Sound editors :

    Sophie Durand, Boris Viard

    Production Designer :

    Guy-Claude François

    Construction Manager :

    François Decaux

    Costume designer :

    Karen Muller Serreau

    Assistant director :

    Élisabeth Parnière

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Alazraki

    Sound assistants :

    Olivier Burgaud, Sophie Chiabaut

    Camera Operator :

    Bruno Privat

    Editor :

    Catherine Renault

    Continuity supervisor :

    Catherine Prévert

    Music Composer :

    Sonia Wieder-Atherton

    Colorization :

    Patrick Delamotte

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1993

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1993)

    Selection (7)

    Best Film

    Best Actor : Vincent Lindon

    Best Supporting Actor : Patrick Timsit

    Best Supporting Actress : Michèle Laroque

    Best Supporting Actress : Zabou Breitman

    Best Supporting Actress : Maria Pacôme

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Coline Serreau


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1993

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1993)


    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Coline Serreau