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THE FLIGHT OF MONSIEUR MONDE

by Claude Goretta

synopsis

Monsieur Monde manages an important transport company and leads a simple, regulated, quiet and rather uneventful life. Then, on his 48th birthday, without any warning, he gives it all up, packs his bags and gets on the first train to Marseille. On arrival, he wanders around helplessly until he meets a girl who changes his view of life completely. A sensitive film, taken from the eponymous novel by Georges Simenon, about a theme that continues to be current: what propels some people to leave the everyday behind and throw themselves into life, headfirst?

international title: The Flight of Monsieur Monde
original title: La Fuite de monsieur Monde
country: Switzerland, Belgium
sales agent: Téléscope audiovisuel (TVF1)
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Claude Goretta
film run: 90'
screenplay: Claude Goretta, Jacques Santamaria
cast: Bernard Le Coq, Nozha Khouadra, Nathalie Nell, Sylvie Milhaud, Didier Cauchy, Frédéric Perrot
cinematography by: Dominique Brenguier
film editing: Catherine Merlgen-Sieber
music: Marc Marder
production: Mars Entertainment, Téléscope audiovisuel (TVF1), RTL/TV1 (CH)
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