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An €8M film


Article: Key figures

Produced by Why Not Productions, The Perfume of the Lady in Black [+see also:
film review
film focus
interview: Bruno Podalydès
interview: Pascal Caucheteux
film profile
had a €8,06 million budget including €760 000 investment from France 2 Cinéma and TV pre-sales to Canal + and TPS.

International sales
Handled by Paris-based Celluloïd Dreams, the international sales of The Perfume of the Lady in Black started in Venice where the film was shown out of competition. The film then screened in Toronto. The film has attracted bueyrs from Benelux (Cinéart-Cinélibre), Switzerland (JMH Distribution), Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Hollywood Classic Entertainment), the ex Yugoslavia (Cinemania) and China.

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Released in France on September 14 by UGC Distribution with 327 prints, The Perfume of the Lady in Black totalled nearly 400 000 admissions in five weeks. The film will be released in Belgium on November 2 but the other European release dates are not set yet.

(Translated from French)


international title: Perfume of the Lady in Black
original title: Le Parfum de la Dame en Noire
country: France
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2005
directed by: Bruno Podalydès
screenplay: Bruno Podalydès
cast: Denis Podalydès, Bruno Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Sabine Azéma, Olivier Gourmet, Pierre Arditi, Zabou Breitman, Michael Lonsdale, Vincent Elbaz

main awards/selection

Venice 2006 Out of competition

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