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Title Les témoins [videorecording] = The witnesses / UGC présente ; une production SBS Films ; en coproduction avec France 2 Cinéma ; en association avec Soficinéma 2 & 3 et la Sofica UGC 1 ; avec la participation de Canal+ ; et la participation de TPS Star ; scénario, adaptation et dialogues, André Téchiné, Laurent Guyot, Viviane Zingg ; d'apres ine idée originale de Michel Canesi et Jamil Rahmani ; un film de André Téchiné.

Published [London] : Artificial Eye, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Videodisc release of a 2007 motion picture.
Credits Producer, Saïd Ben Saïd ; music Philippe Sarde; cinematography, Julien Hirsch.
Notes Special features: filmography (André Téchiné, Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Béart); feature trailer.
Performers Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Beart, Sami Bouajila, Julie Depardieu, Johan Libéreau.
Summary "This story covers the overlapping stories of a group of French Parisiens who discover the reality of the Aids epidemic through their complex relations with a young man, Manu. The story unfolds through the complex interactions arranged as scenes as they interact with the character Manu as Sister, Lover, Friend, confidante and even rival as their already difficult relationships become crystallised by his premature diagnosis and inevitably demise. Each character has their life priorities questioned and they are forced into re-evaluation of the very basic tenets to which they had hitherto held self evident. The Doctor calls Manu his "Eros" and this self deprecating and lonely man is infused with vicarious energy at the simple prescence of this charasmatic individual who with devastating simplicity wins over the cynical underworld of sexplotation and their even harder protagonists in the shape of the Chief of Police. He is inviolate,kind, demonstrative and unafraid and takes joy in the simple pleasures of life until he must deal with the horror of his prognosis. Numerous sub stories link the individual struggles of characters to exist, to create, to advance their careers and even to crusade with Manu the keystone enabling these stories to provide context for this thoughtful retrospective of the reality of the mindset at the beginning of this 'war' against AIDS."--IMDb website.
System notes DVD-Video; Region code 2; Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1; enhanced for widescreen Tvs.
Colour recording system: PAL.
Language notes French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Other author Techiné, André.
Ben Saïd, Saïd.
Blanc, Michel, 1952-
Béart, Emmanuelle.
Bouajila, Sami.
Depardieu, Julie, 1973-
Guyot, Laurent.
Zingg, Viviane.
Canesi, Michel.
Rahmani, Jamil.
Sarde, Philippe.
Hirsch, Julien, 1964-
SBS Films (Firm)
Studio Canal+.
France 2 cinéma
U.G.C. (Firm)
Artificial Eye (Firm)
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Drama.
Brothers and sisters -- France -- Drama.
Gay men -- Drama.
Feature films -- France.
Variant Title Witnesses
Publisher Number ART369 DVD Artificial Eye