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7 March 2007 (France) See more »
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  (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)

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 .... re-recording mixer
Albertine Lastera .... dialogue editor
Florent Lavallée .... foley recordist
Marie Mazière .... assistant foley artist
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
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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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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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 »
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References Frankenstein (1931)See more »
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1 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Ash sea, 31 December 2010
Author: Armand from Romania

As an ash sea. Love and errors, ivory towers and theoretically escapes. Social chains and sandy expectations. A young man - axis of small society. A sentimental adventure, the sick and the good ways. A french novel about values and sentimental windows. Scarfs of past and future as Persian carpet. Emmanuelle Beart in skin of reed-character. A film about AIDS and decisions. About search of life sense and answers behind the words. Death as scrub. And the sound of things who makes measure of feelings. Fresco of a world, it is interesting for the art of director and for interesting cast. And, more that, for the final taste. For the traces of its parts - mirrors in fact.

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