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Director:
Writers:
Anne Devlin (writer)
Peter Ettedgui (writer)
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Release Date:
31 December 1998 (Hungary) See more »
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Plot:
Based on the life of a classic french cineast Jean Vigo, the story follows his daily struggle with sanity... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(3 articles)
Life on fast forward
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 25 June 2012, 8:18 AM, PDT)

A short history of French cinema
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 22 March 2011, 7:10 AM, PDT)

Temple, Schwizgebel & Tscherkassky for Cork Fest
 (From IFTN. 14 October 2009, 7:29 AM, PDT)

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Julien Temple's inspired telling of French filmmaker Jean Vigo's passions, beautifully shot and acted, but sadly, overlooked. See more (3 total) »

Cast

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James Frain ... Jean Vigo

Romane Bohringer ... Lydu Lozinska
Nicholas Barnes ... Casino Croupier
David Battley ... Cinema Manager
Joe Boiling ... Zero Boy

Anna Bolt ... Misha
Christine Burlett ... Hospital Concierge
Jack Capelli ... Zero Boy
Charles Collingwood ... Plain Clothes Policeman

Dean Cook ... Young Jean Vigo

Kenneth Cranham ... The Producer
Marie Dang ... The Venus
Emmanuelle Epstein ... Elizabeth Lozinska
Donald Gee ... Dominican Priest
Jeremy Greig ... Zero Boy
Constant Guerrier ... The Director
Michael Harbour ... Studio Manager
Blake Keenan ... Zero Boy
Stephen Kemble ... Protestor
Monique Letitre ... Aunt Lozinska
Gabriel Pamies ... David Lozinska
Brian Pettifer ... Fatman
Hannah Pupkewitz ... Claire
John Quentin ... Sanatorium Official
Joe Roberts ... Tomas
Simon Scott ... Young Doctor
Kay Stonham ... Nurse

Anna Wilson-Jones ... Genya Lozinska
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francine Bergé ... Mama Lozinska
Paola Dionisotti ... Marie

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Papa Lozinska

James Faulkner ... Dr. Gerard
Adolfo Fernández ... Almereyda
Nicholas Hewetson ... Boris Kaufman
Frank Lazarus ... Nounez

Diana Quick ... Emily

Lee Ross ... Oscar Levy
William Scott-Masson ... Marcel
Brian Shelley ... Maurice Jaubert

Jim Carter ... Bonaventure (uncredited)

Simon Flynn ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Julien Temple 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne Devlin  writer
Peter Ettedgui  writer
Julien Temple  writer

Produced by
Mariela Besuievsky .... co-producer
Jeremy Bolt .... producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre .... co-producer
Peter Ettedgui .... associate producer
Ulrich Felsberg .... co-producer
Simon Hardy .... line producer
Kiki Miyake .... executive producer
Simon Scotland .... line producer
Amanda Temple .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bingen Mendizábal 
 
Cinematography by
John Mathieson 
 
Film Editing by
Marie-Thérèse Boiché 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Greville-Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Raoul Albert 
Luis Vallés 
Marcus Wookey 
 
Costume Design by
Roger Burton 
 
Makeup Department
Salima Bouabdallah .... assistant makeup artist
Lynne Butterworth .... assistant makeup artist
Hanna Coles .... hair stylist
Hanna Coles .... makeup artist
Liz Daxauer .... hair designer
Liz Daxauer .... makeup designer
Carol Hart .... assistant makeup artist
Tony Lilley .... hair stylist
Tony Lilley .... makeup artist
Alain Luzy .... assistant makeup artist
Richard Luzy .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frédéric Bovis .... production manager (as Frederick Bovis)
Tom Horovitch .... unit manager
Emma James .... post-production supervisor
Chris Nixon .... post-production supervisor
Sarah Stinchcombe .... art department production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefan Gates .... second assistant director
Richard Lingard .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Louis Aguilar .... constructor
Patrick Airaghi .... art department assistant
Niki Bayard .... scenic artist
Gilles Bocchino .... painter
Maurice Borghese .... draper
Fabrice Bovi .... constructor
Tom Brooder .... constructor
Phillipe Cadio .... constructor
Michael Cameron .... art department assistant
Ian Chater .... property master
Allan Clark .... construction manager
Natacha Du Pont de Bie .... production buyer
Enio de Jesus .... swing gang
Amy Denebeim .... production buyer
Eric Dubreil .... assistant art director
Pascal Dumee .... art department assistant
Peter Elvin .... swing gang
Ronnie Fawke .... constructor
Scott Firth .... swing gang
Peter Fish .... swing gang
John Greener .... constructor
Hugh Greville-Morris .... graphic designer
Moving Jim .... assistant art director
Paul Jones .... constructor
Steve Kellet .... constructor
Stéphane Le Lièvre .... painter
Kamlan Man .... art department assistant
Jacques Pélissier .... art department assistant
Jo Rendle .... constructor
Charles Ridpath .... swing gang
Michel Rollant .... production buyer
Nick Rose .... stand-by props
Jamie Samuels .... art department assistant
Annie Senéchal .... assistant art director
Vibeke Sjovorr .... art department assistant
Yves Toffolo .... draper
Michel van Speybroeck .... constructor
Gus Wookey .... stand-by props
Nick Wright .... constructor
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing editor
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Stewart Henderson .... adr editor
Hugh Johnson .... dubbing assistant
Jeff Milner .... sound maintenance engineer
Bernard O'Reilly .... foley editor
Barry Reed .... sound mixer
Raphael Sohier .... sound assistant
Jack Stew .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirsti Abernethy .... camera trainee
Simon Archer .... additional photographer
Philippe Barrillet .... electrician
Eric Bornes .... camera operator: second unit
Tony Bull .... assistant grip
Andy Cole .... best boy
Tristam Cones .... clapper loader
Roberto Contreras .... first assistant camera
Peter Dones .... grip
Philippe Lefèvre .... electrician
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Roger Lowe .... gaffer
Malcolm McLean .... additional photographer
Len O'Brien .... generator operator
Christine Parry .... still photographer
Jacques Renoir .... camera operator: second unit
Peter Richardson .... electrician
Ricky Stelling .... rigger
Fred Todd .... electrician (as Cameron 'Fred' Todd)
Mike Valentine .... underwater camera operator
Richard Vekade .... generator operator
Stuart Verity .... rigger
Julian Wright .... crane operator
Roberto W. Contreras D. .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Gordon Segrove .... focus puller: underwater unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Samia Fadli .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Barbier .... wardrobe assistant
Charlotte Couchman .... wardrobe supervisor
Kate Forbes .... assistant costume designer
Jane Green .... wardrobe assistant
Chieko Ishihara .... wardrobe assistant
Michel Simongiovanni .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Martin Brinkler .... additional editor: re-cut
Martin Brinkler .... first assistant editor
Laura Evans .... assistant editor
Tasim Persaud .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Fernando de la Casa .... composer: additional music
Helana Gonzalez .... composers coordinator
Juanjo Mena .... conductor
Josu Zabala .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Martin Alylmore .... facilities driver
Simon Barker .... unit driver
Phillip Bridgewater .... driver: camera car
Steve Hamblin .... facilities driver
Stuart Milton .... facilities driver
Bianca Stone .... facilities driver
John Stone .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jerome Albertini .... assistant location manager
Adam Bohling .... location scout
Valerie Brisse .... runner
Pauline Brown .... production accountant
Arnaud Damian .... production office trainee
Rosamund Davies .... script supervisor
Antonin Depardieu .... location manager
Geordie Divas .... location manager
Jean-Marc Dupuy .... assistant location manager
James Foreman .... runner
Richard Freeston .... runner
Arslan Hafiz .... runner
Jay Handscomb .... hod rigger
Mark Johnson .... runner
Maryse Laptes .... choreographer
Sasha Mann .... runner
Clare Mount .... runner
Véronique Revil .... runner
Libby Shearon .... unit publicist
Claire Tovey .... runner
José Antonio Villalba .... location manager (as José Villalba)
Rose-Marie Couture .... production assistant (uncredited)
Edouard de Chabaneix .... production assistant (uncredited)
Willow Grylls .... specialist researcher (uncredited)
Kate Jangra .... production assistant (uncredited)
Denise O'Dell .... production executive: France (uncredited)
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Julien Temple's inspired telling of French filmmaker Jean Vigo's passions, beautifully shot and acted, but sadly, overlooked., 17 June 2002
Author: metalawter from New York, USA



Sighhh.....I continue to be dismayed that "Vigo" never did better box office wise, and that more than a couple of critics seemed lukewarm or worse to it. I suppose I did have a positive "chick-flick" reaction to it as a love story. But I only like well done chick flicks!

I think that part of the problem is the pre-set attitudes mainstream film people may have towards Julian Temple. I've seen the documentary he did on the Sex Pistols, and "Absolute Beginners". They both left me scratching my head a bit. I love people who have range and take risks. He is CERTAINLY not a mainstream filmmaker! And yet, "Vigo" is an almost classically made thing of beauty. The cinematography was excellent and at times breathtaking, while never taking away from the flow of action. I was delightfully surprised by that, besides just being blown away by the performances of James Frain and Romane Bohringer especially. They were very well supported by the rest of the cast.

And this nonsense over English actors playing French characters! I've read more than one comment about that. Have you people NO imagination? If so, then stick to the History Channel or read only encyclopedias! Actors "act", they are not all doing reconstructed scenes for "Americas Most Wanted". These actors did a wonderful job at telling their story.

I really think that critics may have gone into this film with their own preconceived notions as to what needed to be said about Jean Vigo (as one may do with any bio-pic), and believed that Julian Temple couldn't deliver it. On it's own, disregarding a campaign FOR something comprehensive on Jean Vigo's career or AGAINST Julian Temple's, I believe that this film is a beautiful love story and a well told tale of a short life full of passion.

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