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15 December 1993 (France) See more »
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11 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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A smart and funny comedy on human nature See more (8 total) »

Cast

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

Pierre Arditi ... Toby Teasdale / Miles Coombes / Lionel Hepplewick / Joe Hepplewick
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Peter Hudson ... Narrator
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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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298 min (2 parts)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Released in two separate parts : 'Smoking' (admissions in France: 411,449) and 'No Smoking' (admissions in France: 355,942).See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A smart and funny comedy on human nature, 6 February 2004
Author: fassotguillaume from France

Alain Resnais ranks among the major French director but it is hard to point out a topic in such a large panel of different movies from 'Je t'aime-Je t'aime' to 'On connait la chanson'. It's not so obvious to recognize at first sight the Resnais touch. Maybe, the only possible approach of Resnais cinema is to distinguish in it a kind of deep exploration of relationship between humans. It's obvious in 'Mon oncle d'Amerique' but it seems that Resnais has devoted himself to reveal fundamental basis of relation/communication that can exist between two human beings, as humans being in space and time and their cultural background. And, with its no-narrative structure, Smoking/No smoking is a wonderful playground for analyzer Resnais, showing beyond laugh (Sabine Azema's nervous breakdown in Smoking is one of the funniest moment of cinema I've enjoyed) and tears, silence and words, all the nuances that stem from our human part, regardless of what is due to facts and events.

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