30.09. - 09.10.2021

Same Old Song France, Switzerland, United Kingdom 1997 | 120 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais, (*1922) studied acting and directing, but also worked as a cameraman and editor, before he became the probably most important director to emerge from the ranks of the Nouvelle Vague.

rated for 0 + years

With Paris as a backdrop, everybody in this lighthearted merry-go-round is either looking for love or an apartment or both. The most original feature of this "musical" is that characters break into songs as sung by the original artists, i.e. depending on the circumstances, a female character may all of a sudden start singing in a male voice and vice versa. The variety of songs and styles make for some very funny surprises, considering the voluntary absence of transitions between the talking and singing. No wonder the film is dedicated to Dennis Potter.

Original title: On connaît la chanson
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Alain Resnais
Screenplay: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui
Cast: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Producer: Bruno Pésery, Michel Seydoux
Director of Photography: Renato Berta
Music: Bruno Fontaine
Production Design: Jacques Saulnier
Editor: Hervé de Luze
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pathé Distribution | 10, rue Lincoln | 75008 Paris | France | Phone: +33 1 40 76 91 69 | Email:
Production: Arena Films; Caméra One


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