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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

On ne devrait pas exister

Fortnight 2006, Feature film, 1h30

Synopsis

Hervé, 37 ans, est acteur de films X. Lassé de ses excès dans ce monde en marge, il décide de raccrocher son costume de Condoman et de changer radicalement de vie pour se consacrer au cinéma traditionnel. Il aborde alors un monde qui lui est inconnu. Rejeté par ses pairs comédiens, Hervé souhaite furieusement comprendre les règles du jeu.

Director

HPG

Hervé Pierre Gustave was born in 1966. In 1984, he failed his exams to become an electromechanical engineer, but he got excellent grades in gymnastics. He opted for a physical profession. Aware of his endurance, he passed an audition for an erotic theater. It remained the only irrefutable casting of his life. In 1990, he made his firm porno movie, and quickly became one of the most prolific and unusual actors on the international porn scene, appearing tirelessly in movie after movie. In 1995, he began to produce and direct shorts and shuttled between auteur cinema and comedies. Some major professionals were appreciative of his work, others dismayed. But HPG pulled off the difficult feat of being recognized both as part of the porno film circuit and the sphere of traditional cinema. The Cinémathèque Française devoted two evenings to his work. In October 2005, Oliver Py cast HPG and his girlfriend, the actress-model LZA, for a controversial appearance in his staging of the opera Tannhäuser, at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. On ne devrait pas exister is his first feature as director.

Benoit Fournier
Bertrand Bonello
HPG
LZA
Marilou Berry
Rachida Brakni

Screenplay
HPG

Image
Reza Serkanian

Sound
Arnaud Julien

Editing
Nicolas Robin

Music
Manu Lanvin

Set decoration
Guillaume Lemerle

Production : HPG Production 5 rue du Château d’eau 75010 Paris France Tél / Fax : +33 (0)1 42 39 55 69 hpglive@freesurf.fr Game Productions (France) Laurent Bagnard – Viotti (France) ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales : Limelight Distribution 21 rue Dautancourt 75017 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 29 60 40 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 29 15 52 contact@ldistribution.com www.ldistribution.com Distribution : Limelight Distribution Presse / Publicist : Michel Burstein Bossa Nova Tél : +33 (0)1 43 26 26 26 Fax : +33 (0)1 43 26 26 36 mob : +33 (0)6 07 555 888 bossanova@compuserve.com www.bossa-nova.info