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Director:
Writers:
Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue)
Jacques Parsi (scenario consultant: literature)
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Release Date:
8 June 2001 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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20 films you must watch at Mumbai Film Festival 2012
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Autobiography of an Ancient Director See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michel Piccoli ... Gilbert Valence

Catherine Deneuve ... Marguerite

John Malkovich ... John Crawford, Film Director
Antoine Chappey ... George
Leonor Baldaque ... Sylvia
Leonor Silveira ... Marie
Ricardo Trêpa ... Guard
Jean-Michel Arnold ... Doctor
Adrien de Van ... Ferdinand

Sylvie Testud ... Ariel
Isabel Ruth ... Milkmaid
Andrew Wale ... Stephen
Robert Dauney ... Haines
Jean Koeltgen ... Serge
Mauricette Gourdon ... Guilhermine, the Housekeeper
Vania ... Organ Grinder
Jacques Parsi ... Friend of the Agent
Armel Monod ... Second Friend of the Agent
Jean Chicot ... Waiter
Christian Ameri ... Bistro Patron
Bruno Guillot ... Street Thug
Bernard Sanchez ... Bistro Patron Carrying Le Figaro
Jean-Luc Horvais ... Bistro Patron Carrying Le Monde
Nathalie Guéraud ... Agent's Secretary
Madame Duteil ... School Director
Catherine Trembloy ... Saleswoman at Art Store
Vina Hiridjee ... Autograph Seeker #1
Caroline Lavallée ... Autograph Seeker #2
Emmanuelle Fèvre ... Make-Up Woman
Philippe Mangin ... Hairdresser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Burns ... Equipe tournage Américaine
Marlon Courbin
Eddie Crew ... Equipe tournage américaine
Stephen Croce ... Equipe tournage américaine
Max Seide ... Equipe tournage américaine

Directed by
Manoel de Oliveira 
 
Writing credits
Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue)

Jacques Parsi (scenario consultant: literature)

Eugène Ionesco (play "Le roi se meurt")

William Shakespeare (play "The Tempest")

James Joyce (book "Ulysses")

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sabine Lancelin 
 
Film Editing by
Valérie Loiseleux 
 
Casting by
Marion Touitou 
 
Production Design by
Yves Fournier 
 
Costume Design by
Isabel Branco 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Combas .... key makeup artist
Emmanuelle Fèvre .... key makeup artist
Philippe Mangin .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mohand Hadjlarbi .... unit manager
Alexandre Meliava .... unit production manager
Philippe Rey .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Bouffard .... assistant director
José Maria Vaz da Silva .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bernard Bridon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jean-François Auger .... sound mixer
John Fewell .... sound effects editor
Henri Maïkoff .... sound
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Magis .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Slovenská Filharmónia .... orchestra
 
Other crew
Júlia Buisel .... script supervisor
Marielle Duigou .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Marcel Bozonnet .... thanks
Daniel Jean .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Je rentre à la maison" - France (original title)
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90 min
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#05)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: From the 2nd to the 3rd Café scene, the headlines on both Le Figaro and Liberátion do not change, and it is supposed to be another day.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Sous le ciel de ParisSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Autobiography of an Ancient Director, 29 March 2004
Author: Marnielover from Chicago, IL

This film by 92-year-old Portuguese film director Manoel De Oliveira is an 86-minute close observation of an elderly actor who seems to be mainly a stage actor. The film opens with a 15-minute scene from Ionesco's "Le roi meurt," in which the actor (Michel Piccoli) goes through the never-say-die speech of the 280-year-old king. After the performance, he is greeted backstage with the news that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. The rest of the film follows him in his everyday routines, into another performance (this time in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"), and then on to a film of James Joyce's "Ulysses." In between we watch him buy shoes, quarrel with his agent, play with his orphaned grandson, and drink espresso at his favorite cafe.

De Oliveira has a habit of filming performances at odd levels. For example, in "Le roi meurt," Piccoli has his back to the camera the entire time. During a quarrel with his agent, only Piccoli's feet in his new shoes are shown. He bashes the heels against the pavement when he's mad, rocks them back and forth when he's pleased--it's all there. When he is playing Buck Mulligan in "Ulysses" we only hear his performance, and gauge it by the reactions on the face of the film director (John Malkovich). The lengths De Oliveira goes to to confound his actors' egos and the audience's expectations are inventive and a bit peculiar.

I sensed that this film was more about De Oliveira than about the characters in the story. There isn't much dialog and not much character development. The theme of the king who will not die, who is egomaniacal beyond reason, perhaps is De Oliveira talking to himself. He makes movies into his 90s because it is his habit. He should be dead by now, but he's not, and because of that he has watched everyone he loves die before him. The possibility of trying to start a new life with a young starlet that is offered to Piccoli must also have happened to De Oliveira. He won't make himself ridiculous that way. "I'm not Casals," the actor says when told of the musician's marriage at the age of 82 to a teenager. I can hear our director saying that, too.

What he wants to do is stop working, rest, and mourn his losses. This is, I feel, a personal film and all the more moving for it.

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