IMDb > Wild Reeds (1994)
Les roseaux sauvages
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

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

Photos (See all 15 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Wild Reeds -- Open-ended Trailer from Strand Releasing

Overview

User Rating:
7.5/10   3,651 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 15% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Wild Reeds on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
9 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Refreshing and subtle See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les roseaux sauvages" - France (original title)
"The Wild Reeds" - International (English title) (festival title)
See more »
Runtime:
110 min | UK:115 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Smoke gets in your eyesSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Refreshing and subtle, 3 June 1999
Author: karine-3 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

I liked the movie even if I was left with the feeling that there was no real end to it (a common thing in French movies). It was superbly acted by four young comedians perfectly cast. The relations between them are ambiguous. Still, more depth could have been given to their characters and the story.

Nevertheless, there is an overall subtlety to the movie, something that makes it light even if the topics are not always light (Francois discovers he is gay and have some problems dealing with it, Henri is a pied noir in France at the end of the Algeria war and is in a delicate situation, not speaking about Serge who loses his brother to that same war and Maite who is somewhat oppressed by her mother who is a die hard communist militant).

It was very refreshing to see. You need to be familiar with the history of Algeria war and the tensions of that time though to fully follow. A film I would recommend to many people.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (28 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Wild Reeds (1994)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
reoccurring tune mr-pointy
scene on football field deuce_coupe2
DVD versions Keyheartlion
Where can I find this on DVD TeriOdin7
French subtitles? Sous-titres (.srt files) barryie
Interpretation of the End anonymous_no-name
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Persepolis My Own Private Idaho 1900 The Best of Youth The Witnesses
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.