Archive of films The Other One / L' autre

France
2008, 97 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2009

Anne-Marie leaves her younger lover Alex. She desires more freedom and thus decides to let him go. When Alex tells her that he’s met another woman, Anne-Marie begins to feel a jealousy of which she never imagined herself capable.


Synopsis

Anne-Marie leaves her younger lover Alex. She desires more freedom and thus decides to let him go. Nevertheless, they continue seeing each other as friends. When Alex tells her that he’s met another woman, Anne-Marie begins to feel a jealousy of which she never imagined herself capable. The movie is based on the novel The Occupation by Annie Ernaux, and the directors were immediately intrigued by its well-developed study of jealousy which, despite the fact that it often stems from loneliness and personal crisis, induces the heroine to act pathologically. Anne-Marie is a social worker who counsels people in trouble, but in the end she is unable to help herself. Shots of the city’s pulsing nightlife, empty parking lots, and long, bleak underpasses merely serve to highlight her feelings of loneliness and dispossession. The Other One was screened in the competition at last year’s Venice IFF, and its power draws much from Dominique Blanc’s excellent performance in the role of Anne-Marie.

About the director

Patrick Mario Bernard (b. 1961, Thionville) began studying at Ecole Municipale des Beaux arts de Metz, graduating in 1986 with a degree in plastic arts. In 1987 and again in 1990 he received grants for his creative work. In addition to working as an illustrator and graphic artist, he spent time in the theater as a stage designer and director (1986-95). Pierre Trividic (b. 1957, Quimper) studied law and art history, and is a graduate of Paris’s IDHEC film school. In 1987-91 he wrote and directed several videos. During that time, he wrote the script for Pascale Ferran’s Coming to Terms with the Dead and Patrice Chéreau’s Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train. The directors’ first film was the made-for-TV movie Le Cas Lovecraft (1998), then followed This Is a Pipe (2000) and Une famille parfaite (2005). In 2003, they shot their feature debut Dancing. The Other One is their second feature film.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Pierre Trividic, Patrick Mario Bernard
Screenplay: Patrick-Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic podle románu Annie Ernauxové / based on the novel L’occupation by Annie Ernaux
Dir. of Photography: Pierric Gantelmi D’Ille
Music: Rep Müzak
Editor: Yann Dedet
Producer: Patrick Sobelman
Production: Ex Nihilo
Cast: Dominique Blanc, Cyril Gueï, Peter Bonke, Christèle Tual, Anne Benoit, Charlotte Clamens, Christian Chaussex, Paula Keiller
Contact: Playtime

Guests

Pierre Trividic

Film Director, Film Director

Patrick Mario Bernard

Film Director, Film Director


Dominique Blanc

Actress

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