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F-0255

Title:

Extension du domaine de la lutte
Whatever
(UK)

Category:

S

Produced:

1999

Country:

France

Released:

Film: Oct 1999 (France)
DVD: ?

Director:

Philippe Harel

Writer:

Philippe Harel; Michel Houellebecq (also novel)

Actors:

Philippe Bianco (La voix du narrateur - voice); Philippe Harel (Notre Héros); José Garcia (Tisserand); Catherine Mouchet (La psychologue); Cécile Reigher (Catherine Lechardoy); Marie-Charlotte Leclaire (La secretaire d H. La Brette); Philippe Agael (Henri La Brette); Alain Guillo (Buvet); Yvan Garouel (Un représentant du Ministère); Christophe Rossignon (Bernard); Nicolas Simon (Schnabele); Philippe Staw (Le psychiatre); Jean-Luc Abel (Le mendiant du métro); Constantine Attia (Le costaud du Malibu); Michka Assayas (Le chef du service informatique)

Description:

Philippe Harel both starred in and directed this existential tale of angst, sex, and mass consumption. The protagonist, known only as Our Hero, is a lonely computer programmer who earns enough money but has no friends and has not had sex in over two years. Depressed, he basks in his sullen interior ruminations about the meaninglessness of mass consumption and human contact. One day, he teams up with Raphael Tisserand (Jose Garcia), a 28-year-old virgin who runs training seminars. Neither has ever had any kind of positive contact, and after they meet, their chances of improving their prospects seem as remote as ever. (Amazon.com)

Language:

French

TT:

120 min (Film) / 115 min (DVD)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Christ lag in Todesbaden from Cantate BWV 4
Karl Richter (?) / Münchener Bach-Chor & Münchener Bach-Orchester
From: Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter (Archiv Production) [C-2] (?)

Format:

Film: Color, Dolby Digital
DVD: See below.

Company:

Film: Canal+; Lazennec Films
DVD: StudioCanal

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com [PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region 2]

DVD>

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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