Completed Films

A country solicitor

A Film by Marc-Antoine Roudil & Sophie Bruneau

- Producer -

Synopsis
Four overlapping cases being handled by a rural law firm in the Haute-Auvergne. The film follows the handling of two sales transactions, an inventory and a inheritance case. The firm becomes the scene of property and financial deals, private conversations and secret exchanges, in short, the comedy of human life. The importance of words and the scrutiny of such details as gestures, attitudes and looks reveal certain ways of the relating to the outside wolrd, notably in matters of death and money. The painstakingly detailed approach to this closed notarial world allows us to witness a series of tableaux in several acts, in which the characters ond their behavior seem part of another world, so close to our own yet so distant, so different from us yet so like us.

Product guide
Documentary
72 min
Color
35mm
Original Version : French
Subtitled Version : English

Film Crew
Director : Marc-Antoine Roudil, Sophie Bruneau
Cinematographer - D.O.P. : Antoine Meert
Sound : Yves Caput
Sound Editor : Benoit Bruwier
Sound Recording Mixer : Philippe Baudhuin
Editor : Philippe Boucq

Producers
Cobra Films & ADR productions

Coproduction
France 2
Wallonie Image Production

With The Support
Belgian government support
CNC ( France)- Procirep
Conseil regional d'Auvergne ( F)
CEE Leader II Haute Auvergne

Press
Le_01-2.pdf
Le_Monde.pdf
Pardevant_Notaire_Telerama.pdf
Pardevant_Teleobs.pdf
Positif_n.pdf
Cahiers.pdf

Award
Prix du patrimoine au Festival du Cinéma du réel de Paris (F),
Grand prix du festival de Mannheim (D)

Broadcasts
Release in France 2004 & 2005
Distribution BODEGA Films ( Paris)

Festival (s)
Festival International de films documentaires à Jihlava (Tchéquie) Festival international du documentaire de Marseille (France)