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by Catherine Breillat


Thomas, a French adolescent, meets Alice, an English woman in her thirties. The sea crossing encourages the woman to strike up a conversation, and then to enter into the game of seduction. Thomas lets himself be guided by her.

international title: Brief Crossing
original title: Brève traversée
country: France
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Catherine Breillat
film run: 84'
screenplay: Catherine Breillat
cast: Sarah Pratt, Gilles Grippon, Marc Filipi, Laëtitia Lopez, Marc Jablonski, Christelle Dacosta, Nicholas Hawtrey, Franck Lemaitre
cinematography by: Eric Gautier
film editing: Pascale Chavance
art director: Frederique Belvaux
costumes designer: Pascale Mansion
music: Marc Filippi, Patrick Chevalier, D'Julz
producer: Jean-Pierre Guérin
production: GMT Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Pyramide Distribution
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