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Arnaud Desplechin

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN

DANS LA COMPAGNIE DES HOMMES

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN

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Status: Completed

Director(s): Arnaud Desplechin

Long synopsis : A black, highly political fable of power and corruption, vengeance and renunciation, set in the violent, cannibalistic world of business and high finance, In The Company Of Men is the story of a young man, Léonard, adopted son of the wealthy arms dealer Henri Jurrieu, caught in a web of lies and brutality. Desperate to escape from beneath Jurrieu's shadow, Léonard is manoeuvred into an ill-advised business deal which leaves him open to blackmail at the hands of his father's vengeful enemies. Trapped in a world of which he finally wants no part, he is forced to betray Jurrieu in order to keep his love and respect, and when this is no longer bearable, to renounce everything. Adapted from Edward Bond's play, and drawing on both Al Pacino's Looking For Richard and the classic US thrillers of the 70s, Desplechin's film is a compelling tragedy, rich in violent poetry, a savage portrait of a divided world.

Cast

  • Sami Bouajila, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Wladimir Yordanoff, László Szabó, Anna Mouglalis, Bakary Sangaré

Crew

  • Producer(s): Gaëlle Bayssière, Pascal Caucheteux, Arnaud Desplechin
  • Director(s): Arnaud Desplechin
  • Screenplay: Edward Bond, Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, Nicolas Saada
  • DP: Stéphane Fontaine
  • Editing: Laurence Briaud
  • Original Music: Krishna Levy, Paul Weller
  • Set Design: Daniel Bevan
  • Original Title: DANS LA COMPAGNIE DES HOMMES
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS, CAPA DRAMA
  • Production date: 2004
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 118 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.85
  • Sound Info: Dolby SRD
  • Festival de Cannes 2003 - Un Certain Regard
  • JeonJu International Film Festival 2004
  • Festival do Rio 2004
  • Viennale International Film Festival 2004

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