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15 December 1993 (France) See more »
In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy... See more » | Full synopsis »
11 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Two impossible flicks bound to make a nervous wreck out of most film public See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sabine Azéma ... Celia Teasdale / Sylvie Bell / Irene Pridworthy / Rowena Coombes / Josephine Hamilton

Pierre Arditi ... Toby Teasdale / Miles Coombes / Lionel Hepplewick / Joe Hepplewick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Hudson ... Narrator

Directed by
Alain Resnais 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Ayckbourn  play "Intimate Exchanges"
Jean-Pierre Bacri  writer
Anne Dutter  translation
Georges Dutter  translation
Agnès Jaoui  writer

Produced by
Bruno Pésery .... executive producer
Michel Seydoux .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Pattison 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
Costume Design by
Jackie Budin 
Makeup Department
Jacky Reynal .... hair stylist (as Jackie Reynal)
Jacky Reynal .... makeup artist (as Jackie Reynal)
Patrick Villain .... hair stylist
Patrick Villain .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pascal Ralite .... unit manager
Dominique Toussaint .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Deleforges .... assistant director
Bruno Resnais .... second assistant director
Olivier Trémolet .... assistant director
Art Department
Roger Conil .... chief set construction
Marc Pinquier .... prop man
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... sound assistant
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... optical effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
André Bouladoux .... key grip
Jeanne Delaporte .... still photographer
Eric Finoelst .... electrician
Franck Fiquet .... electrician
Eric Gies .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Alexandre Monnier .... second assistant camera
Jean-Paul Toraille .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-Christine Budelberger .... seamstress
Ann Dunsford .... wardrobe mistress (as Anne Varenne)
Editorial Department
Jean-Pierre Bernard .... associate editor
Hélène Sicard .... associate editor
Music Department
Paul Baleman .... musical director
Paul Baleman .... orchestrator
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script supervisor
Marine Delattre .... production assistant
Floc'h .... drawing
Christophe Lebreton .... production administrator
Françoise Marion .... production secretary
Béatrice Mauduit .... production assistant
Jacques Quinternet .... location unit manager
Anne Serrié .... production administrator
Laurence Picollec .... special thanks

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298 min (2 parts)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The two stars of these films also starred in the film version of Alan Ayckbourn's Private Fears in Public Places (2006), also directed by Alain Resnais. Resnais and Sabine Azéma are husband and wife.See more »


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Two impossible flicks bound to make a nervous wreck out of most film public, 11 August 1999
Author: patate-2 from Montreal

It won 1993 Cesar award. Those are two films. Smoking and No smoking. All characters played by two comedians. Set is meant to look like pictures used to teach English to French school-children. Both films start the same except in one she decide to quit smoking while in the other she chain smokes. Then what if... and it goes off with a whole different ending for I don't know how many times. Every time you'd think this is the end and then it explores a different possibility. One advise: don't rent both films the same day. Each lasts forever.

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