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9 May 2007 (France) See more »
An orientalist professor researching Delacroix's North African work becomes entangled in an S&M waking dream in Morocco. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Wilby ... John Locke

Arielle Dombasle ... Leila / Gradiva

Dany Verissimo-Petit ... Belkis (as Dany Verissimo)
Farid Chopel ... Anatoli
Lotfi Yahya Jedidi ... Le mendiant
Marie Espinosa ... Claudine
Farida Khelfa ... Elvira

Faycal Attougui ... Guard
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni ... Commissaire Madhi
Pascal Judelewicz ... Le photographe
Asmaa Bouafia ... Nina
Siham Lahkim ... Servante
Hamid Nider ... Kaleb
Zineb Nijih ... Djamila

Directed by
Alain Robbe-Grillet 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wilhelm Jensen  novel
Alain Robbe-Grillet 

Produced by
Jamal Amiri .... executive producer
Pascal Judelewicz .... executive producer
Pascal Judelewicz .... producer
Kristina Larsen .... producer
Mark Schulman .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jacques-Emmanuel Rousselon 
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin 
Film Editing by
France Duez 
Casting by
Sylvie Brocheré 
Production Design by
Daniel Bevan  (as Dan Bevan)
Daniel Bevan 
Art Direction by
Daniel Bevan 
Yves Hanchar 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Bevan 
Costume Design by
Claire Gerard-Hirne 
Makeup Department
Zineb Bendoula .... hair stylist
Marie Lastennet .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hassan Amiri .... production manager
Jamal Amiri .... production manager
Svetlana Novak .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adil Abdelwahab .... first assistant director
François Chaillou .... first assistant director
Morgan Develay .... second assistant director
Bertrant Gagey .... assistant director
Art Department
Badi .... property master
Mustapha Benkiram .... construction coordinator
Hassan Benmaachou .... carpenter
Yann Dury .... assistant art director
Yann Dury .... assistant designer
Mohamed Raquaa .... props
Sound Department
Alexandre Andrillon .... boom operator
Philippe Baudhuin .... sound mixer
Jean Minondo .... sound engineer
Jean Minondo .... sound
Ingrid Ralet .... sound editor
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Faical Attougi .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Brahim Amarak .... assistant electrician
Brahim Amarak .... gaffer
Toma Baqueni .... still photographer
Mohamed Damouh .... video assistant
Faudel El Ouardi .... grip
Si Mohamed El Ouardi .... grip
Mounia Lamrani .... first assistant camera
Haj Rifki .... camera loader
Haj Rifki .... clapper loader
Philippe Wegiel .... electrician
Philippe Wegiel .... gaffer
Casting Department
Valérie Le Doze .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Abdeliah Bidari .... dresser (as Abdelilah El Bidari)
Abdeliah Bidari .... wardrobe (as Abdelilah El Bidari)
Beatrice Moreau .... wardrobe
Béatrice Moreau .... wardrobe
Rokia .... wardrobe
Janina Ryba .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Séverine Cava .... assistant editor
Other crew
Hassan Amiri .... production coordinator
Mustapha Amiri .... manager: second unit
Alexandre Andrillon .... mic operator
Eric Arbez .... drawer
Karima Benouadah .... production coordinator
Mohamed Damouh .... computer technician
Yves Hanchar .... technical and artistic advisor
Vanessa Jerrom .... press
Feryal Mail .... script supervisor
Arlette Mas .... production administrator
Rachid Maya .... production administrator
Nadege Pageau .... accountant
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
Di Gangi Romain .... runner

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Also Known As:
"It's Gradiva Who Is Calling You" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Italy:110 min (Venice Film Festival)
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6 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
It's strange that a 84 yo director doesn't yet know which way to complete a movie, 10 September 2006
Author: enrico-capra from Italy

It's strange that a 84 yo director doesn't yet know which way to complete a movie. In the beginning I was so hopeful about the develop of the film, maybe because of the special and magic atmosphere of Morocco, and for nice imagine of the main character, but then, during the movie, I realized that Grillet actually didn't find a line (especially for the style) to rise his work. Probably it can be caused by intricate and ambitious script, but it's evident how the director uses own cinematic culture: many references to works of other artists are more or less detectable, and the results is a weird pastiche of mannerism. Furthermore I found, and this is coherent with I've just said, the constant changes of style and rhythm are too brave and too much...I don't think the lesson of Surrealism means that, though Grillet looks like knowing very well this genre of art. In conclusion I wish to make clear that I have not been disturbed by scenes of violent mixed with sex, which appear numerous in the film.

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