IMDb > Providence (1977)
Providence
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Providence (1977) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.9/10   2,056 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Providence on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
9 February 1977 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives... See more » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
12 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
The Always Outrageous Elaine Stritch Is Dead
 (From Moviefone. 17 July 2014, 8:50 AM, PDT)

Alain Resnais' "Life of Riley": The Mole's Gaze
 (From MUBI. 17 June 2014, 6:34 AM, PDT)

Juergen Hellwig dies aged 66
 (From ScreenDaily. 14 May 2014, 11:13 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A blazing masterpiece See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dirk Bogarde ... Claude Langham

Ellen Burstyn ... Sonia Langham

John Gielgud ... Clive Langham

David Warner ... Kevin Langham / Kevin Woodford

Elaine Stritch ... Helen Wiener
Cyril Luckham ... Doctor Mark Eddington

Denis Lawson ... Dave Woodford (as Dennis Lawson)

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Miss Boon
Milo Sperber ... Mr. Jenner
Anna Wing ... Karen
Peter Arne ... Nils
Tanya Lopert ... Miss Lister
Joseph Pittoors ... An Old Man
Samson Fainsilber ... The Old Man

Directed by
Alain Resnais 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Mercer 

Produced by
Philippe Dussart .... executive producer
Lise Fayolle .... associate producer
Yves Gasser .... producer
Juergen Hellwig .... associate producer
Klaus Hellwig .... producer
Yves Peyrot .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa 
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Aronovich 
 
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
 
Art Direction by
Michel Breton 
Jean-Claude Cabouret 
Daniel Pierre 
Claude Serre 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Leterrier 
 
Makeup Department
Régine Havan .... makeup artist (as Régine Ha-Van)
Victor Merinow .... makeup artist
Michel Trigon .... hair stylist
Marie-Hélène Yastchenkoff .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michel Choquet .... production manager
Fernand Dubois .... unit manager
Yvonne Frèche .... unit manager
Antoine Gannagé .... production manager
Gérard Gaultier .... unit manager
Jacqueline Louis .... unit manager
Joëlle Picaud .... unit manager
Roland Sabary .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reynald Lampert .... second assistant director
John Lvoff .... second assistant director
Florence Malraux .... first assistant director
Guy Pinon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Françoise Hardy .... set dresser
Charles Merangel .... set designer
 
Sound Department
René Magnol .... sound
Jacques Maumont .... sound
Claude Plouganou .... sound editor
Jean Schwarz .... electronic effects sounds
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Bernard Journoux .... electrician
Jacques Labesse .... camera operator
Daniel Smague .... camera operator
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Bates .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jean-Pierre Besnard .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Miklós Rózsa .... conductor
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Daniel Champagnon .... production unit assistant
Marie-José Guissart .... continuity
François Vila .... press agent
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
110 min | USA:104 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
First cinema film of Denis Lawson.See more »
Quotes:
Kevin Woodford:Are you the lady who's dying?
Helen Wiener:[drily] Yes, I'm the lady who's dying.
Claude Langham:Refreshingly direct, isn't he? I understand that his mind is in outer space most of the time, so that when it returns it has a cosmic scale of values.
See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

What then young and still brilliant musical theater composer was slated to write the score for "Providence," but declined at the last minute?
See more »
24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A blazing masterpiece, 18 February 2003
Author: jfb-4 (jfb@mail.com) from Bowen Island, BC

Don't be put off by what people (including lovers of the film) say about its initially being confusing. Even the first time through, it is madly enjoyable second by second, and it needn't take long to figure out what is going on. In fact, once you know that we are into a dying man's dreams/fantasies/wishes regarding his own family, you have all you need to make sense of virtually everything straight off. By the end, everything has locked into place in a most satisfying way. The contrast between the man's dreams about his family and what you see when they appear in person near the end is one of the most delicious things in the whole of art.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (22 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Providence (1977)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Where is the DVD???? moonmobile
Why do the credits for this film list 2 actors for each role? afrontphd
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Marcel Proust's Time Regained Kings & Queen So Sweet, So Dead Personal Velocity: Three Portraits The Witnesses
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.