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by Robert Guédiguian


Back then, when the Rolling Stones sang “Lady Jane”, Muriel, François and René were busy distributing stolen fur coats among ‘the people’. Or, to be exact, to the inhabitants of a working class district in Marseille where the three friends lived and shared their childhood. Later on, they put a stop to their raids: having killed a jeweller in a parking lot during a robbery, they decided not to meet any more in order to let the dust settle and – as far as possible – forget the whole terrible affair. They keep to this arrangement – until one day Muriel’s son is kidnapped. The trio reunite. Somehow, there has to be a way of finding the ransom money.

international title: Lady Jane
original title: Lady Jane
country: France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Guédiguian
release date: FR 9/04/2008
screenplay: Robert Guédiguian, Jean-Louis Milesi
cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Frédérique Bonnal, Jacques Boudet, Yann Trégouët
cinematography by: Pierre Milon
film editing: Bernard Sasia
art director: Michel Vandestien
costumes designer: Juliette Chanaud, Anne-Marie Giacalone
producer: Robert Guédiguian
production: Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Diaphana Distribution


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