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by Tonie Marshall


The first film produced (in part) in Manhattan after 9/11 is a love story based on Leo McCarey's An affair to remember starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. Here the protagonists are Fanette is a world-weary French writer who falls in love with an American photographer called Matt. She goes to New York to meet him on the viewing platform of the Empire State Building.

international title: Nearest to Heaven
original title: Au plus près du paradis
country: France, Spain, Canada
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Tonie Marshall
film run: 90'
release date: FR 20/11/2002, CH 20/11/2002, BE 04/12/2002, AT 13/12/2002, BG 17/01/2003, GR 30/05/2003, ES 07/11/2003
screenplay: Tonie Marshall, Anne-Louise Trividic
cast: Catherine Deneuve, WIlliam Hurt, Bernard Le Coq, Hélène Fillières
cinematography by: Agnès Godard
film editing: Jacques Comets
art director: Pierre-François Limbosch, Ginette Robitaille
costumes designer: Friquette Thevenet, Marielle Robaut, Ginette Magny, Daniel Lenoir, Jean-Paul Gaultier
music: François Dompierre, David Hadjadj, Jerome Robotier
producer: Olivier Bomsel, Fabienne Vonier
production: Maïa Cinéma, Pyramide Productions, Tabo Tabo Films, Cinemaginaire (CA), Lolafilms (ES), France 2 Cinema (FR)
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, JMH Distribution (CH), Les Films de l'Elysée (BE), Cinestar Filmverleih (AT), Vadi Van Kris (BG), Rosebud (GR), Lolafilms (ES)
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