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Director:
Writers:
André Téchiné (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) and
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Release Date:
7 March 2007 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sensitive and Gripping See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Michel Blanc ... Adrien

Emmanuelle Béart ... Sarah

Sami Bouajila ... Mehdi

Julie Depardieu ... Julie
Johan Libéreau ... Manu
Constance Dollé ... Sandra
Lorenzo Balducci ... Steve
Alain Cauchi ... Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barbas ... Medhi's colleague

Xavier Beauvois ... L'éditeur
Raphaëline Goupilleau ... La mère de Julie et Manu

Jacques Nolot ... Le patron de l'hôtel
Maïa Simon ... La mère de Sarah
Bertrand Soulier ... Doctor #1
François Mitterrand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michèle Moretti ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
André Téchiné 
 
Writing credits
André Téchiné (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) and
Laurent Guyot (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) and
Viviane Zingg (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Michel Canesi (idea) and
Jamil Rahmani (idea)

Produced by
Saïd Ben Saïd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Julien Hirsch 
 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
 
Production Design by
Michèle Abbé-Vannier  (as Michèle Abbé)
 
Costume Design by
Khadija Zeggaï 
 
Makeup Department
Laurence Boulet .... hair stylist
Dominique Colladant .... key makeup artist
Cédric Gérard .... key makeup artist
Frédéric Souquet .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Albert Blasius .... unit production manager
David Crenn .... assistant unit manager
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production supervisor
Etienne Grandon .... assistant unit manager
Bruno Jouan .... assistant unit manager
Mélanie Pienne .... unit manager trainee
Eric Vedrine .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Fischer .... second assistant director
Michel Nasri .... first assistant director
Maëva Poli .... trainee assistant director
Cyprien Vial .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Pascal Martin .... property master
Mylene Riccardi .... set designer
Catherine Werner Schmit .... set decorator (as Catherine Werner-Schmidt)
 
Sound Department
Boris Chapelle .... assistant sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Albertine Lastera .... dialogue editor
Florent Lavallée .... foley recordist
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
Francis Wargnier .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Aurélie Laumont .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Abelé .... electrician
Jean-Christophe Beauvallet .... first assistant camera
Edwin Broyer .... grip
Christophe Duroyaume .... gaffer
Luc Roux .... still photographer
Fabien Veillas .... grip
Lou Vernin .... second assistant camera (as Lou Vernen)
 
Casting Department
Jacques Grant .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Tong .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Richard Deusy .... colorist
Emmanuelle Joly .... assistant editor
Marie-Julie Maille .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marie-Hélène Astruc .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Laurent Balandras .... music supervisor
Sylvie Brochard .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Isabelle Chabrier .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Aline Corbière .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Christophe Dacharry .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Anne-Sophie Domergue .... vocal coach
Il Giardino Armonico .... musician
Manon Grandjean .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Emmanuel Kirklar .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Christel Marion .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Anne Mercier .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Christian Parmentier .... musician: Les musician de l'orchestre du Duodijon
Franck Quinfoleau .... music recording engineer
Daniela Romano .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
David Barbas .... technical advisor
Laure Darie .... production secretary
Charles Sire .... assistant script
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Anne Boissard .... thanks
Olivier Chiavassa .... thanks
Chantal Fischer .... thanks
Jean-Robert Gibard .... thanks
Jamal Hadir .... thanks
Michèle Moretti .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les témoins" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (At around 20 min.) In Manu's trailer, Adrien has a glass that seems to be half full of red wine, with the bottle apparently about 1/3 full of red wine next to him. When he pours himself a refill, what comes out is clearly water.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Public Woman (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
L'air de Barberine des Noces de Figaro (Cavatine: L'ho perduta, me meschina)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Sensitive and Gripping, 25 January 2009
Author: (maddindon) from United Kingdom

My experience of films with a male gay theme is very limited having only seen Hollywood's most recent output before Les Temoins. It is a film that I found both refreshing and pleasantly surprising in the way in which it approaches and represents a physical gay relationship. Sex is shown to be sensitive and loving. It shows such a versatile tenderness from both parties and Sami Bouajila's performance as the character of Mehdi evokes such genuine feelings that I was moved to tears. In addition to this, I found Les Temoins an extremely beautiful film to watch visually, its very blue and yellow colour-scape providing a serene backdrop for the action. For someone looking for a much gentler yet highly gripping tale of gay love this is a film I would highly recommend.

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