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15 December 1993 (France) See more »
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Awards:
11 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
Laurence Picollec .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
298 min (2 parts)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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There are actually 8 versions of the play "Intimate Exchanges", but the director cut two of the possible outcomes in order to streamline the process. Also, the material in them was thought to be 'too British' for easy translation.See more »
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Referenced in Saint Laurent (2014)See more »

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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Old Gold, 22 May 2004
Author: writers_reign from London, England

Once you get past the fact that French artistes have seen fit to adapt a set of Ayckbourn plays for the screen and leave the setting in Yorkshire rather than shifting it a la Hollywood to the Jura so that all the place-names, notices, etc are in English and only the dialogue is French, there is much to enjoy. Not least the adaptation by the stand-out team of Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri who, even as I write, may well cop a gong at Cannes (I write this on the final day of this year's festival and their Comme d'un Image, which is also directed by Jaoui must, if there is any justice, cop a Best Screenplay Award and, in passing show Jury Foreman Quentin Tarentino how the big boys do it) and who prove here that they can adapt other writers as well as writing brilliant originals. It can take a while for the audience to adapt - especially a non-theatregoing audience - to the sets which are clearly theatrical and respect the conventions of theatre so that if a character enters a house we, the audience cannot follow as in a conventional film but must remain outside until they emerge, often as another character because that is another coup, Sabine Azema and Pierre Arditi handle ALL the acting chores between them and revel in ringing the changes on nine characters. Changes of scene and/or time lapses are marked by large 'picture-book' cards of the type used to teach infants to read universally. Weighing in at two and a half hours each this brace represents either a long haul or great value, yer pays yer money an' yer takes yer choice. As for me, I'd walk a mile for a Camel. 8/10

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