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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

L’Arrière pays

Fortnight 1998, Feature film, 1 h 30

Synopsis

After a ten year absence, Jacques Pruez, a bachelor and supporting actor in his 50s, returns to his village to be with his dying mother. He stays with his aunts Aimée and After a ten year absence, Jacques Pruez, a bach-elor and supporting actor in his 50s, returns to his village to be with his dying mother. He stays with his aunts Aimée and Jeofrette, renewing with the past and the village gossip… Yvan, his father, « everybody’s hairdesser, » counts on his son’s « success » to see to his old age, re-fusing to believe his wife is ill, thinking that it’s the doctors who are killing her… Jacques gets into a fight with his brother, Alain, a Bordeaux cop, about what’s to become of « the old man. » He won’t take him in… »I don’t give a damn about the old bastard… Take him home to Paris… We don’t want him. » After his mother dies, Jacques learns that his father isn’t his real father… Prisoner of his child-hood, his village… of the past… Jacques wanders through the night-time streets… reliving moments that have made him different…

Director

Jacques Nolot

After working in a deluxe grocery in Lourdes for a season, Jacques Nolot tried his luck in Paris at the age of 16. He signed up for an acting class, appeared in a few plays and films, wrote plays out of necessity: La Matiouette, Le Café des Jules, La Nuit d’Ivan, La Chatte à deux têtes? directed a short Manège in 1986… wrote J’embrasse pas, then moved into feature filmmaking on the advice of Agnès Godard and directed L’Arrière pays… wrote the screenplay for La Chatte à deux têtes…

Christian Sempe
Christine Paolmi
Germaine Levrel
Héloïse Mignot
Henri Gardey
Henriette Sempe
Jacques Nolot
Mathilde Mone
Raphaeline Goupilleau
Serge Caumont
Simone Artus
Yvette Etchegaray

Screenplay
Jacques Nolot

Image
Agnès Godard

Sound
Jean-Louis Ughetto

Editing
Martine Giordano

Set decoration
Patrick Durand

Production :
Magouric Productions
9 rue de Clignancourt
75018 Paris. France
tél : (33) 1 53 09 93 10
fax : (33) 1 42 52 35 48

Vente à l’’étranger :
Leonor Films
93 avenue Niel
75017 Paris, France
tél. : (33) 1 47 63 00 33
fax : (33) 1 47 63 00 32

Distribution :
Mars Films
95 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
tél. : 01 44 94 95 00
fax : 01 44 94 95 01