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
After a training period as an assistant director and editor, he fisrt worked as a second assistant director with Marguerite Duras, Jean Eustache, Jacques Rosier and Marco Ferreri. He became first assistant director and worked with many directors such as Jean-Charles Tachella, Joseph Losey and Jeanne Moreau. In 1984, he worked in advertising as first assistant and then as a producer. Her wrote several screenplays like Faux-Frères, Un petit homme de dos, and Fausto, which he also directed for first time.
Rémy Duchemin, Richard Morgiève, adapté de son roman Fausto
Michel Kharat, Thierry Delor
Lili Productions, Paris, France Vente à l’étranger : Président Films, Paris, France Distribution : Amorces Diffusion, Paris, France