You are here: Home » 1975 » L’Economie des sentiments

51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

L’Economie des sentiments

Fortnight 1975, Short film, 5 mn


Education in social life is expected to teach culture and good manners. But here it is simply described as individual confrontations, in order to finally get the « just reward » of one’s actions. The pocket money the girl will have to use correctly, she earns it by submitting herself (and that she perfectly understands) as absolutely as possible to her father’s desire, while still following good manners. All that the father wishes is to make her fully understand the principles of the « free enterprise » economy – principles which, applied to the extreme through the fantasies of one of his followers, lead to the perfect prostitution – all of it behind the front of fatherly feelings. Daniel JOUANISSON


Daniel Jouanisson

Born in 1947, Daniel Jouanisson studied sociology before cinema ; he graduated from the INSAS of Brussels, Belgium in production and direction. Between 1968 and 1972, he directs five short films, and his first long feature in 1972 : « Généralités de base ».

Madelin Trinon
Odile Mumardeau

Daniel Jouanisson

Daniel Jouanisson

Production : Z PRODUCTION