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Henri Bernstein (play)
Alain Resnais (adaptation)
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Release Date:
3 September 1986 (France) See more »
In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who's the wife of an old friend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
(3 articles)
Cannes: Sabine Azema named Caméra d’or jury president
 (From ScreenDaily. 5 May 2015, 4:38 AM, PDT)

Alain Resnais obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 2 March 2014, 4:05 PM, PST)

"The Ice Storm," "Mélo"
 (From IFC. 1 April 2008, 6:53 AM, PDT)

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Directed by
Alain Resnais 
Writing credits
Henri Bernstein (play)

Alain Resnais (adaptation)

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Catherine Lapoujade .... executive producer
Original Music by
Philippe-Gérard  (as M. Philippe-Gérard)
Cinematography by
Charles Van Damme  (as Charlie Van Damme)
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
Costume Design by
Catherine Leterrier 
Makeup Department
Christophe Carita .... hair stylist: Azema
Dominique de Vorges .... makeup artist
Sylvie Mathevet .... hair stylist
Production Management
Catherine Lapoujade .... production manager
Dominique Toussaint .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Florence Malraux .... assistant director
Philippe Worms .... second assistant director
Art Department
Pierre Galliard .... property master
Philippe Turlure .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Jocelyne Cartier-Stern .... post-synchronization (as Jocelyne Cartier)
Daniel Couteau .... foley artist
Gérard Manneveau .... foley artist
Jacques Maumont .... sound mixer
Henri Morelle .... sound
Olivier Villette .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Biré .... grip
Gilbert Duhalde .... camera operator
François Hernandez .... second assistant camera
Alain Huylebroeck .... electrician
Eric Kerbiriou .... grip
Thierry Labille .... electrician
Bernard Largemain .... key grip
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude LeBras)
Jean-Louis Sonzogni .... apprentice camera operator
Luigi Bisioli .... gaffer (uncredited)
Arthur Cloquet .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny E. Davidson .... apprentice costumer
Hélène Robin .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jean-Pierre Besnard .... associate editor
Thomas Bouffioulx .... digital intermediate - restoration
Martine Fleury .... assistant editor
Other crew
Vladimir Barjansky .... warranty
Sylvette Baudrot .... script supervisor
Sylvie Chevereau-Marchais .... production administrator
Marguerite Lemarchand .... production secretary
Jean-Michel Nicollet .... stage curtain creator
Jean-Pierre Nossereau .... location manager
Georges Pansu .... title designer
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Caroline Thivel .... script supervisor trainee
Crew believed to be complete

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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Version of The Dreamy Mouth (1932)See more »
Sonate pour violon seul en ut majeurSee more »


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In A Mellowtone, 23 May 2004
Author: writers_reign

For someone who made his name as an avant gardist and surfer of the New Wave Alain Resnais seems to be a closet dernier gardist with a penchant for stilted boulevard theater of another age. In his current release, Pas Sur le bouche he preserves almost intact an operetta from a bygone age and here, as long ago as 1986, he ploughs a similar furrow and even uses two actors from his regular repertory - Arditi and Azema - who will re-surface in Pas sur le bouche. Assuming that oiling the wheels of creaky vehicles is worth doing at all then Resnais does it as well as anyone and it would be bordering on the impossible to assemble a cast containing, in addition to Sabine Azema, Pierre Arditi (to say nothing of his sister), Fanny Ardant and Andre Dussolier and not produce a finished product worth watching. It also says a lot for panellists and juries that one of them saw fit to bung Azema a major Best Actress gong for her work here. It's difficult to nominate an audience for this but it would seem to be pitched at something between the semi-precious Gilbert Adair crowd and the popcorn brigade. 7/10

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