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- Producing without a television pre-sales agreement

Article: Demented

Produced by Agat Films & Cie in co-production with Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and Belgian outfit Versus Production (10%), Demented [+see also:
film review
film focus
interview: Dominique Barneaud
interview: Laurent Achard
film profile
a carries a €2.05m budget, including backing from the Burgundy region, advances in receipts of €410,000 from the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) and selective funding of €145,000 from the Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de Belgique. Presented at the 2005 Rotterdam Cinemart, the film has not been bought by any French television channel.

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Winner of the 2006 Jean Vigo Award, Silver Leopard for Best Director at the Locarno Film Festival this year (as well as a Special Mention from the Ecumenical Jury) and the Audience Award at the Belfort Film Festival in November, Demented opens in France on January 3 through Ad Vitam and is being sold internationally by Films Distribution.

(Translated from French)


international title: Demented
original title: Le dernier des fous
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2006
directed by: Laurent Achard
screenplay: Laurent Achard, Nathalie Najem
cast: Julien Cochelin, Pascal Cervo, Annie Cordy, Dominique Reymond, Fettouma Bouamari

main awards/selection

Jean Vigo Award 2006 
Locarno 2006, International Competition
Best Director

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