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Favourites of the Moon (1984)

Les favoris de la lune (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 8 February 1985 (USA)
Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, ... See full summary »

Director:

Otar Iosseliani

Writers:

Otar Iosseliani (scenario and dialogue), Gérard Brach (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katja Rupé ... Claire
Alix de Montaigu Alix de Montaigu ... Delphine Laplace
François Michel François Michel ... Philippe
Jean-Pierre Beauviala Jean-Pierre Beauviala ... Colas
Pascal Aubier Pascal Aubier ... Monsieur Laplace
Christiane Bailly Christiane Bailly ... Agnès
Bernard Eisenschitz Bernard Eisenschitz ... Gustave
Hans Peter Cloos Hans Peter Cloos ... Monsieur Duphour-Paquet
Maïté Nahyr Maïté Nahyr ... Madeleine Duphour-Paquet
Mathieu Amalric ... Julien
László Szabó ... Terrorist
Yannick Carpentier Yannick Carpentier ... Policier
Fanny Dupin Fanny Dupin ... Rivière
Marie Parra Aledo Marie Parra Aledo ... Blanche
Gabriella Sheer Gabriella Sheer ... Nicole
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Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, art dealers, and inventors, calls to mind the bustling tapestries of Robert Altman. The story revolves around two objects, a rare set of 18th-century Limoges china, and a 19th century aristocratic portrait. As these items are passed, sold, or stolen from one character to another, a giddy round dance of excess begins to take shape, one which suggests that if history doesn't repeat itself, it certainly rhymes. Together with co-writer Gérard Brach, whose other co-writing credits include Repulsion and Tess, Otar Iosseliani uses a feather-light touch to expose the futility of class and social order, making a bagatelle of the concerns of rich and poor alike. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Connections

References Go for It (1983) See more »

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sample of perfection in cinematography
1 December 1998 | by gorynSee all my reviews

I could see this masterpiece again and again. No matter I have already seen it five times, probably. This is not just some characters, France, 1980's. Indeed, it gives kaleidoscopic picture of the Universe. You get into it, and you just enjoy it. Must see.


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Country:

France | Italy | Soviet Union

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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