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Cinema

Un peuple et son roi

Out of Competition

Director:
Pierre Schoeller
Production:
Archipel 35 (Denis Freyd), Studiocanal, France 3 Cinéma (Didier Lupfer), Les Films du Fleuve (Delphine Tomson)
Running Time:
121’
Language:
French
Country:
France, Belgium
Main Cast:
Gaspard Ulliel, Adèle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Céline Sallette, Denis Lavant
Screenplay:
Pierre Schoeller
Cinematographer:
Julien Hirsch
Editor:
Laurence Briaud
Production Designer:
Thierry François
Costume Designer:
Anaïs Romand
Music:
Philippe Schoeller
Sound:
Jean-Pierre Duret

Synopsis

Paris, 1789. The Bastille has been stormed and a breath of liberty blows through the streets of Paris. Françoise, a young washerwoman, and Basile, a drifter with neither name, nor family, together discover the unique exhilaration of revolution and love. With their comrades and the working-class people of Paris, they begin to realise a dream of emancipation in the newly formed assembly where they witness, with both hopes and doubts, the creation of a new political system. Within their debates and the riots on the streets hold the fate of their once sacred king and the birth of a republic. Freedom has a story.

Director’s Statement

I wanted to film a people who is active. A people who invent a destiny, debate, hope, mobilise. These people built their sovereignty, established new relations of equality, ordained new rights. They founded a republic. These people are not an invention of the current times. They existed. They were born in 1789. That summer, these people entered a revolution. Let’s hear them. They have things to tell us.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: ARCHIPEL 35
52 rue Charlot
75003 – Paris, France
Tel. +33142721070
archipel@archipel35.fr

PRODUCTION 2: STUDIOCANAL
1 Place du Spectacle
92130 - Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Tel. +33 17133535
berenice.halphen@canal-plus.com

PRODUCTION 3: FRANCE 3 CINEMA
23, rue Royale
75008 – Paris, France
Tel : +33 156229650
france3cinema@francetv.fr

PRODUCTION 4: : LES FILMS DU FLEUVE
Quai de Gaulle, 13
4020 – Liège, Belgium
Tel. +32 43495690
info@lesfilmsdufleuve.be

WORLD SALES: Anne Cherel - STUDIOCANAL
1 Place du Spectacle
92130 - Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Tel. +33 171353535
adrien.evrard@canal-plus.com

PRESS OFFICE: Manlin Sterner - International Rescue
manlin@manlin.se
Tel. +33 6 63 76 31 13
 


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