Pas sur la bouche

Not on the Lips

(France / Switzerland, 2003, 115 minutes)

In 1925 Paris, the wife of an industrial finds herself at the center of a series of romantic confusions involving her husband, her previous husband, her sister and a young artist who wants to be her lover. A twenties operetta is scintillatingly filmed by a master as yet another formal experiment in filmmaking, becoming one of the very few contemporary film musicals to actually work in a big screen as a film of its own accord.

A Pathé Distribution release. Arena Films presents an Arena Films/France 2 Cinéma/France 3 Cinéma/Arcade/Vega Film production, with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinécinéma, Télévision Suisse Romande, Région Île-de-France and SACEM, with the support of Eurimages. Starring Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Arditi, Darry Cowl, Jalil Lespert, Daniel Prévost, Lambert Wilson. Directed by Alain Resnais; produced by Bruno Pésery; adaptation of the operetta Pas sur la bouche, book and lyrics by André Barde, music by Maurice Yvain; musical director and additional music, Bruno Fontaine; director of photography (Eclair), Renato Berta; production designer, Jacques Saulnier; costume designer, Jackie Budin; film editor, Hervé de Luze.


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