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by Isabelle Doval


Vincent is a young osteopath spilling over with energy. He constantly jokes with his patients, friends and wife Camille, often overdoing it. Worn out by living with a man who never listens to her, Camille decides to leave him.
The same evening, Vincent discovers that his practical jokes can sometimes backfire and lead to real drama. Torn between his hilarious nature and his meticulously hidden sensitivity, Vincent begins an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. In order to find himself, he must confront his life, his true feelings and master his humor to gain real happiness.

international title: LAUGHTER AND PUNISHMENT
original title: RIRE ET CHÂTIMENT
country: France
sales agent: EuropaCorp
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Isabelle Doval
film run: 94'
release date: FR 22/01/2003, CH 22/01/2003, BE 19/02/2003, CZ 03/07/2003
screenplay: Isabelle Doval, Olivier Dague
cast: Isabelle Doval, José Garcia, Isabelle Doval, Laurent Lucas, Benoît Poelvoorde, Véronique Picciotto, Jean-Marie Lamour,
cinematography by: Denis Rouden
film editing: Bénédicte Teiger
art director: Olivier Raoux
costumes designer: Cécile Cotten
music: Alexandre Desplat
producer: Michel Propper
production: MP Productions, EuropaCorp, M6 Films
distributor: EuropaCorp Distribution, Monopole Pathé (CH), Belga Films (BE), Intersonic Taurus (CZ), Vadi Van Kris (BG), Blitz (SI), Intersonic Taurus (SK), Lusomundo (PT)
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