The House of Officers

The House of Officers

The Chambre des officiers is a French film directed by François Dupeyron , released in 2001 .

Synopsis

Adaptation of the eponymous novel by the author Marc Dugain , The House of Officers is interested here in a particular aspect of the First World War : the broken jaws(mutilated), these soldiers disfigured by the conflict. One of them, Adrien, falls in love with Marguerite, a young surgeon charged with taking care of him, who became mute after the fall of a shell on his head.

Technical sheet

  • Title: The Officers’ Room
  • Director: François Dupeyron
  • Scenario: François Dupeyron , based on Marc Dugain’s novel
  • Production: Laurent Pétin and Michèle Pétin
  • Budget: CHF 48 million
  • Music: Jean-Michel Bernard
  • Photography: Tetsuo Nagata
  • Editing: Dominique Faysse
  • Sets: Patrick Durand
  • Costumes: Catherine Bouchard
  • Country of origin: France
  • Format: Colors – 2.35: 1 – Dolby Digital – Format 35 mm
  • Genre: War , drama
  • Duration: 135 minutes
  • Release date: May 18, 2001 (Cannes Film Festival), September 26, 2001 (France), October 3, 2001 (Belgium)

Distribution

  • Eric Caravaca : Adrien
  • Denis Podalydès : Henri
  • Grégori Derangère : Pierre
  • Sabine Azéma : Anaïs
  • André Dussollier : The surgeon
  • Isabelle Renauld : Marguerite
  • Géraldine Pailhas : Clemency
  • Jean-Michel Portal : Alain
  • Guy Tréjan : The Minister
  • Xavier de Guillebon : Louis
  • Catherine Arditi : Adrien’s mother
  • Paul The Person : Adrien’s grandfather
  • Circe Lethem : Sister Adrien
  • Élise Tielrooy : Nurse Cécile
  • Agathe Dronne : Future wife of Adrien
  • Renaud Lebas and Mikaël Chirinian : Nurses
  • Alain Rimoux : Uncle of Adrien
  • Alban Aumard and Vincent Debost : Soldiers in the village
  • Odette Barrois : Mother of Marguerite
  • Catherine Baugué : Woman of Louis
  • Philippe Beautier : Neighbor in the cafe
  • Catherine Bidaut : Woman in the subway
  • Charles Chevalier : Son of Louis
  • Rodolphe Congé : Suicide
  • Denis Daniel : Waiter of Marguerite
  • François Delaive : Fiancé de Clémence
  • Claudine Delvaux : Nurse at the maternity ward
  • Yse Dugast : Daughter of Louis
  • Martine Erhel : Nurse in the wing of the soldiers
  • Monique Garnier : Trolley nurse
  • Rebecca Gómez : Child in the subway
  • Marie-Josée Hubert : Marguerite’s nurse
  • Colonel Valerian Ignatovich : Officer presenting the medals
  • Philippe du Janerand : Doctor
  • Monick Lepeu : Porter at the brothel
  • Maud Le Guénédal : Young girl at the brothel
  • Annie Mercier : Supporter at the brothel
  • Christian Ruché and Philippe Soutan : Doctors at the hospital
  • Pascal Ternisien : Brother of Marguerite
  • Jacques Vincey : Captain at the hospital
  • Daniel Znyk : Commander
  • Charlotte Matzneff

Anecdotes

  • The film was made with the technical advice of stomatologic surgeons of the Head and Neck Surgery Department of the Armed Forces Hospital of Val-de-Grâce in Paris.
  • This is the last appearance in the cinema of Guy Tréjan , who died sometime after the shooting.

Distinctions

Awards

  • Caesar 2002 of the best photograph ( Tetsuo Nagata )
  • 2002 César for Best Supporting Actor ( André Dussollier )

Selection

  • Cannes Festival 2001 : official selection, in competition

Appointments

  • César 2002 : César nominations for best film , best director , best screenplay , best costumes ( Catherine Bouchard ), best actor ( Éric Caravaca ) and best male actor ( Grégori Derangère and Jean-Michel Portal ).

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