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Les roseaux sauvages
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Release Date:
10 May 1995 (USA) See more »
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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:
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing See more (29 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
 

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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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Runtime:
110 min | UK:115 min
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Trivia:
There are many references in the movie to "The O.A.S.," in conversation, and overheard on radio and television newscasts. OAS - or Organisation armée secrète, literally "Organization of the Secret Army" or "Secret Armed Organization," was a French nationalist terrorist organization during the Algerian War (1954-62), which ended in independence for Algeria in July 1962, which was not only the time setting for this movie, but the Algerian War was also the background conflict that propelled much of the plot of this film. Using armed struggle in an attempt to prevent Algeria's independence, OAS's motto was "Algeria is French and will remain so" (L'Algérie est française et le restera).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:
Maïté Alvarez:I don't care what you do with others. What's between us counts much more.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fluffer (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Barbara AnnSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, 15 September 2004
Author: viverito (viverito@aol.com) 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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