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Pierre; or, The Ambiguities

Pierre ou les ambiguités

1999
France / Switzerland / Allemagne / / Japon
2h49
Fiction
Col.
in french

An alternate longer TV version of Pola X entitled Pierre ou les ambiguïtés, edited in three one-hour episodes was shown for the first time on September 24, 2001 on Arte German-French TV channel. The original “Pola” title is the acronym of “Pierre ou les ambiguïtés”.

Pierre, a young man of privilege, whose anonymously-published novel is a hit and who’s about to marry his blond cousin, Lucie, abandons all when a dark-haired vagrant tells him her secret late one night in the woods: that she is Isabelle, his sister, abandoned by their father.

Cast
Guillaume Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Katerina Golubeva, Delphine Chuillot, Petruta Catana
Screenplay
Léos Carax, Lauren Sedofsky, Jean-Pol Fargeau d'après le roman Pierre ou les Ambiguïtés d'Herman Melville
Photography
Éric Gautier
Music
Scott Walker
Art direction
Laurent Allaire
Editing
Nelly Quettier
Production
Arena Films, Canal+, Degeto Film, Euro Space, France 2 Cinéma, La Sept-Arte, Pandora Filmproduktion, Pola Production, Theo Films, Télévision Suisse-Romande, (TSR), Vega Film

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