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Monsieur Belgium, France 1989 | 89 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2007

rated for 0 + years
A master of words, Jean-Philippe Toussaint won the Junior Scrabble World Championship in 1973. 12 years later, he wrote Monsieur, a novel about someone nameless who would be lost for words at having to explain why he and his fiancée had broken up. He had not followed events all too closely, but remembered only that the number of complaints held against him seemed quite considerable. In 1990 Toussaint made a film of his story. Bizarre, absurd, socio-critical.
Original title: Monsieur
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Screenplay: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Cast: Dominique Gould, Wotjek Pszoniak, Eva Ionesco
Producer: Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Director of Photography: Jean-François Robin
Music: Oliver Lartigue
Production Design: Wim Vermeylen
Editor: Sylvie Pontoizeau, Sylvie Adnin
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
Printsource: CGRI-DRI Wallonie-Bruxelles International, 2, Place Sainctelette, 1080 Brussels, Belgium, Tel: +32 2 421 82 11, Fax: +32 2 421 87 87, email:,
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Production: Les Films des Tournelles; Les Films de l'Etang; La Sept-Cinéma


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