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Les roseaux sauvages
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Wild Reeds (1994) More at IMDbPro »Les roseaux sauvages (original title)

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Wild Reeds -- Maité, Serge, Francois and Henri, an exiled Algerian, live in a small town in the west of France.
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Release Date:
10 May 1995 (USA) See more »
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Élodie Bouchez ... Maïté Alvarez

Gaël Morel ... François Forestier
Stéphane Rideau ... Serge Bartolo
Frédéric Gorny ... Henri Mariani
Michèle Moretti ... Madame Alvarez

Jacques Nolot ... Monsieur Morelli
Eric Kreikenmayer ... Pierre Bartolo, the Groom

Nathalie Vignes ... Irène, the Bride
Michel Ruhl ... Monsieur Cassagne
Fatia Maite ... Aicha Morelli
Claudine Taulère ... Nurse
Elodie Soulinhac ... Colette, Girl at Party
Dominique Bovard ... Guard
Monsieur Simonet ... Guard
Chief Officer Carre ... Officer
Paul Simonet ... Monsieur Bartolo
Charles Picot ... Headmaster
Christophe Maitre ... Gym Instructor
Bordes Fernand Raouly ... Madame Bartolo
Michel Voisin ... Justice of the Peace
Denis Bergonhe ... Gas Station Attendant

Directed by
André Téchiné 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Olivier Massart 
Gilles Taurand 
André Téchiné 

Produced by
Georges Benayoun .... producer
Chantal Poupaud .... associate producer
Paul Rozenberg .... associate producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Cinematography by
Jeanne Lapoirie 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
Casting by
Jacques Grant 
Michel Nasri 
Production Design by
Pierre Soula 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Soula 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Tavernier 
Makeup Department
Marie-Lou Dorion .... assistant hair stylist
Marie-Lou Dorion .... assistant makeup artist
Youssef Ferhat .... key hair stylist
Youssef Ferhat .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Olivier Garabedian .... assistant unit manager
Fabien Pondevaux .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis Bergonhe .... assistant director
Anne-Isabelle Estrada .... second assistant director
Jean-Pascal Hattu .... second assistant director
Art Department
Leonardo Haertling .... property master
Agnès Lévy .... set dresser
Sound Department
Yunus Acar .... boom operator
François Groult .... sound
Pierre Lorrain .... sound
Jean-Luc Marino .... sound editor
Pierre Martens .... sound recordist
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound assistant
Bruno Tarrière .... sound mixer
Véronique Tiron .... sound assistant
Alain Figlarz .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bataille .... second assistant camera
Germain Desmoulins .... camera operator
Claude Raymond Ditivon .... still photographer
Nicolas Dixmier .... gaffer
Aleksander Kaufmann .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Catherine Schwartz .... assistant editor
Other crew
Christel Grossenbacher .... production secretary
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les roseaux sauvages" - France (original title)
"The Wild Reeds" - International (English title) (festival title)
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110 min | UK:115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Stéphane Rideau and Gaël Morel have worked together in two films: Wild Reeds (1994) and Far (2001). Also, Gaël Morel has directed Stéphane Rideau in four films: La vie à rebours (1995), Full Speed (1996), Premières neiges (1999) (TV) and Three Dancing Slaves (2004).See more »
Anachronisms: One of the songs featured at the party which Maïté and François go to after the movie is "Barbara Ann" by The Beach Boys, which was recorded and released in the fall of 1965, a full three years after the 1962 time setting for this movie.See more »
François Forestier:I admit it. I want to sleep with Serge. I want to sleep with Henri. What if another one comes along next week? It's awful. What will become of me?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fluffer (2001)See more »
Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring)See more »


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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, 15 September 2004
Author: viverito ( from New York, NY

This film is truly amazing. I saw it and was so moved by it that I couldn't stop thinking about it for a very long time. It is heavily based on the director's (Andre Techine) real life experiences. In this film Techine manages to create a realistic and palpable universe which seems which if you know anything about film is a very hard thing for directors to accomplish. I asked a French DP and a friend of Andre Techine about Les Roseaux Sauvages and he told me that it was originally made for television and that it was such an enormous sensation in France that it later was released in the theaters and won many awards at the Cesars in Paris - France's equivalent of the Oscars. I will admit that some American friends of mine went to see this film and didn't get it. What a pity for them.

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