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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Chacun pour soi

Fortnight 1998, Feature film, 1 h 45

Synopsis

« Observe and objectively relate the life of the little people. » In a military barracks in the north of France, Nicolas and Thierry, both 20, are completing their military service. They’d like careers in the army, especially to avoid unemployment. Unfortunately for them, the French army, in the interest of professionalization and modernization, isn’t recruiting young people without high school diplomas. They end up back in civilian life, depressed and without plans for the future. Bound by a long friendship and determined not to go home to their parents, they take refuge in a coastal camping site. For everybody else, it’s only the start of the summer season, but for Nicolas and Thierry, it’s the beginning of a serious crisis: their painful initiation into the adult world, a time of major resolutions and harsh disappointments.

Director

Bruno Bontzolakis

He graduated in cinema studies in France (ESEC). In 1985, he became assistant director. He made a first short film in 1990. His third one in 1995 was in competition for Cinémas en France. He directed his first feature film in 1996.

Alexandre Carrière
Dominique Baeyens
Florence Masure
Nicolas Ducron

Screenplay
Bruno Bontzolakis, Mélina Jochum

Image
Miguel Sanchez Martin

Sound
Olivier Schwob

Editing
Matyas Veress

Set decoration
Patrick Colpaert, Thomas Peckre

Production : Quo Vadis Cinéma, 41 rue Westermeyer, 94200 Ivry sur Seine, France, Tél. : (33) 1 46 72 52 14 Fax : (33) 1 46 72 52 20 – La Boîte, … Productions – La Sept Cinéma – RTBF – Le CRRAV Nord-Pas-de-Calais – SM Films Vente à l’étranger : Quo Vadis Cinéma, 41 rue Westermeyer, 94200 Ivry Sur Seine, France. Tél. : (33) 1 46 72 52 14 Fax : (33) 1 46 72 52 20