52nd edition

Fausto

Fortnight 1993, Feature film, 1 h 21

Synopsis

It is quite possible to meet fairy tales characters on the streets in a city, in an orphanage or a taylor’s shop. And yet, Fausto Barbarico’s story started rather badly: he became an orphan at 17, and was brutally thrown into a world of violence and vexation. But he had a gift for reversing the most desperate situations to his advantage. He made himself a friend, a confidant, a brother at the orphanage: the big Raymond, a sentimental farter who swore only by Fausto; during his apprenticeship, he met a Jewish hunchbacked tailor, a prince of the scissors and an inspired story teller, more than a master, a true father; he even became the idol of the colourful neighbors thanks to his wild creations. And like in all fairy tales, the orphan will get everything: love, friendship, relatives, talent and fame… It is possible to dream, even at the end of the 20th century. Rémy Duchemin

Casting

  • Arthur H
  • Bruce Myers
  • Florence Darel
  • François Hautesserre
  • Jean Yanne
  • Ken Higelin
  • Maïté Nahyr
  • Marianne Groves
  • Maurice Bénichou

Team

Screenplay
Rémy Duchemin, Richard Morgiève, adapté de son roman “Fausto”

Image
Yves Lafaye

Sound
Michel Kharat, Thierry Delor

Editing
Maryline Monthieux

Set decoration
Gilbert Druart

Production

Lili Productions, Paris, France Vente à l’étranger : Président Films, Paris, France Distribution : Amorces Diffusion, Paris, France