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Release Date:
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
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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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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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7 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
French film, English style, 26 July 2004
Author: Thierry from Paris, France

Though I don't like Alain Resnais' films (boooooring!), this(these) one(s) is(are) quite (an) exception(s)...The reasons are: the ever witty actors (Popular Sabine Azema and Pierre Arditi), the talented writers (Jean-Pierre Bacri and wife Agnes Jaoui)-very good actors too in other films-, the realistic sets (all shot in studio but with done-on-purpose "studio-like", strange and beautiful), the atmosphere and dialogs (sooo British and likable to my opinion). Though the plot is not that much important (stories and destinies of different characters in a small English village), the interesting points are: 2 separate movies with the same beginning until Sabine Azema (Mrs Tinsdale)decides to smoke a cig' (1st movie) or not (2nd movie), actually just a bait that will change the destinies of the characters though. In both movies you have a wonderful tour de force from start to end, as the 2 actors (only 2 all the time!) play ALL the characters in different disguises (more than 10)going in and out of the screen alternatively without any flaw. I never got bored, the acting is always good and keeping.

I wonder how English-speaking audiences appreciated this unusual French actor's challenge "a la britannic" (hope the 2 movies were just subtitled and not dubbed or you miss everything) and am curious to read further comments from them here in the future.

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