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by Jacques Rivette


The day before the summer tournée starts, the owner and founder of a small circus dies tragically. In an attempt to save the season, the members of the company decide to turn to the eldest daughter, Kate. Although she left the circus nearly fifteen years earlier, to everyone’s general amazement she accepts to stop what she is currently doing and to join them. As chance will have it, on the way she meets an Italian, Vittorio, who is intrigued by Kate’s character and becomes enthusiastic about circus life so he decides to follow them for a while. He gradually becomes part of the company’s life, even going as far as to become part of the performance. However, above all he is trying to discover Kate’s secret: Why did she leave the circus years ago? Why did she agree to come back...?

original title: 36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup
country: France, Italy
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Jacques Rivette
film run: 84'
release date: IT 08/09/2009, FR 09/09/2009, PT 21/10/2010, ES 18/03/2011
screenplay: Christine Laurent, Pascal Bonitzer, Jacques Rivette
cast: Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, Julie-Marie Parmentier, André Marcon, Jacques Bonnaffé, Julie-Anne Roth, Mickaël Gaspar
cinematography by: Willy Lubtchansky, Irina Lubtchansky
film editing: Nicole Lubtchansky
art director: Emmanuel de Chauvigny
costumes designer: Laurence Struz
producer: Maurice Tinchant, Martine Marignac
production: Pierre Grise Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Cinemaundici, Rai Cinema, Alien Produzioni
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Canal +, région Languedoc-Roussillon
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Bolero Film, Baditri
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