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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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Excessively Boring and Talkative 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:
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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References Tom Jones (1963)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excessively Boring and Talkative, 21 June 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and handyman, Lionel Hepplewick, at school. Toby's best friend is Miles Coombes, who is married with three children with the easy Rowena Coombes. Along the years, simple attitudes might have changed their lives.

"Smoking / No Smoking" is an awarded French comedy with a story based on the concept of Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Przypadek" (a.k.a. "Blind Chance") with variations of the lives of characters after the question "What might have happened?" Sabine Azéma and Pierre Arditi have awesome performances in the roles of several characters. But the movie is too long and excessively boring and talkative. "Smoking" is better that "No Smoking", maybe because in the end I was so tired that I was not paying attention anymore on the screen. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Smoking / No Smoking"

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