52nd edition

Le Pays du chien qui chante

Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h35

Synopsis

Tôyô and Yoshiko Mahiru, two Japanese scientists, move into a village in a heavily wooded part of the Jura Mountains. Tôyô, a musicologist, is looking for a singing dog ; his wife is conducting a study into ancient religious settlements in France and Japan. They have brought everything with them – tatamis, dried seaweed and portraits of ancestors – so they inevitably spark the curiosity of the locals. Tôyô quickly becomes obsessed with an unseemly, pressing and almost insane idea : noticing a young villager’s interest in his wife, he sees a way of giving his childless marriage a descendant. He secretly arranges his own disappearance to allow the young man to be with his wife.

Casting

  • Dominique Piard
  • Gen Shimaoka
  • Jules Dedet
  • Katsuko Nakamura

Team

Screenplay
Yann Dedet, Stéphane Bouquet

Image
Nathalie Durand

Sound
Yolande Decarsin

Editing
Mathilde Muyard

Set decoration
Christophe Offret

Production

Production :
Gilles Sandoz Maïa Films
9 rue René Boulanger
75010 Paris, France
tél. : 33 (0)1 53 72 84 00
fax : 33 (0)1 53 72 84 01
maiafilms@maiafilms.com 

Arte France (France) 

Ventes à l’étranger :
Mercure
27 rue de la Butte aux Cailles
75013 Paris, France
tél. : 33 (0)1 44 16 88 44
fax : 33 (0)1 45 65 07 47 

Presse française et internationale :
Jean-Charles Canu
tél. : 33 (0)1 47 70 81 60
fax : 33 (0)1 47 70 81 61
port. : 33 (0)6 60 61 62 30
jccanu@libertysurf.fr