Pola X


2h 14m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Pierre, a successful young novelist, leaves his affluent family and his fiancee in order to save his illegitimate half-sister, when he discovers that she was abandoned by his parents on the day that he was born. The two travel with some friends of hers to Paris, where Pierre decides to become a real

Film Details

Also Known As
Pierre ou les ambiguites
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Amuse Soft Entertainment; Centre National Du Cinema; Dentsu; Eurimages; Eurospace; France 2 Cinéma; German Federal Film Board; Pandora Film Produktion; Procirep; StudioCanal; Theo Films; Vega Film
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA; Amlf; Arthaus Filmverleih; Cinemien; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Les Films De L'Elysee; Pandora Films; Triangelfilm; Winstar Cinema
Location
Germany; Paris, France; Normandy, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Synopsis

Pierre, a successful young novelist, leaves his affluent family and his fiancee in order to save his illegitimate half-sister, when he discovers that she was abandoned by his parents on the day that he was born. The two travel with some friends of hers to Paris, where Pierre decides to become a real artist, and write a novel about the truth of the world.

Crew

Laurent Allaire

Production Designer

Kerstin Baar

Makeup (Germany)

Camille Ballouhey

Wardrobe

Sylvie Barthet

Production Manager

Karl Baumgartner

Associate Producer

Diane Bois-bos

Assistant Director

Antoinette Boulat

Casting

Dschingis Bowakow

Production Manager

Claudia Maria Braun

Wardrobe

Corinne Bruand

Wardrobe

Wolf-dietrich Brucker

Commissioning Editor (Wdr)

Hugh Burns

Guitar ("Pola X")

Marcelo Busse

Unit Production Manager (Germany)

Carlos Cabeceran

Steadicam Operator

Pierre Cadeac

Animal Trainer

Léos Carax

Screenwriter

Anique-fatum Celikasian

Set Decorator (Germany)

Pascal Chauvin

Sound Effects

Clem Clempson

Guitar ("Pola X")

Regine Constant

Set Decorator

Mathilde Cukierman

3rd Assistant Director

Patrick De Rantner

Steadicam Operator

Pascal Dedeye

Sound Effects

Valerie Deloof

Dialogue Editor

Anne Dollet

Sculptor

Steve Donnelly

Guitar ("Pola X")

Jean-claude Dubois

Music Conductor ("Light" "Isabel")

Jean-pol Fargeau

Screenwriter

Bernard Floch

Makeup

Geoff Foster

Music Recordist/Mixer

Elke Freitag

Wardrobe

Christophe Frossard

Unit Production Manager

Laurent Garenne

Sculptor

+ric Gautier

Director Of Photography

John Giblin

Bass Guitar ("Pola X")

Raimond Goebel

Executive Producer

Carl Goetgheluck

Other

Jean-francoise Grand

Sculptor

Kenzo Horikoshi

Associate Producer

Jean-pierre Houel

Adr Recordist

Detlev Jansen

Unit Production Manager (Germany)

Jurgen Jansen

Assistant Director (Germany)

Eve Kirchner

Casting (Germany)

Richard Kravetz

Assistant Director

Gabriel Julien Laferrière

1st Assistant Director

Jean-pierre Laforce

Sound

Jean-louis Lebras

Adr Recordist

Delphine Lemoine

Assistant Director

Marion Lorthioir

Post-Synchronization

Emile Louis

2nd Assistant Director

Mario Luraschi

Equestrian Advisor

Stephane Malheu

Hairdresser

Odile Marcel

Unit Production Manager

Herman Melville

Source Material (From Novel)

Arnaud Mercadier

Assistant Director

Arnauld Mercadier

Assistant Director

Frank Mettre

Sound Re-Recording

Vincent Montrobert

Sound Re-Recording

Filmstiftung Nordrhein-westfalen

Funding

Bruno Pesery

Producer

Francoise Piraud

Post-Production Supervisor

Elie Poicard

Script Supervisor

Albert Prevost

Executive Producer

Nelly Quettier

Editor

Ralph Salmins

Other

Surk-ki Schrade

Assistant Director (Germany)

Esme Sciaroni

Makeup (Germany)

Lauren Sedofsky

Screenwriter

Myriam Segall

Assistant Director

Jay Stapley

Guitar ("Pola X")

Michel Tancelin

Sculptor

Sttphane Thitbaut

Co-Sound Recordist

Ian Thomas

Song ("Pola X")

Jean-louis Ughetto

Sound

Benjamin Viot

Other

Ruth Waldburger

Associate Producer

Scott Walker

Music

Esther Walz

Costume Designer

Beatrice Wick

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
Pierre ou les ambiguites
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Amuse Soft Entertainment; Centre National Du Cinema; Dentsu; Eurimages; Eurospace; France 2 Cinéma; German Federal Film Board; Pandora Film Produktion; Procirep; StudioCanal; Theo Films; Vega Film
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA; Amlf; Arthaus Filmverleih; Cinemien; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Les Films De L'Elysee; Pandora Films; Triangelfilm; Winstar Cinema
Location
Germany; Paris, France; Normandy, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Actor (Guillaume Depardieu) at the 1999 Gijon International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States Fall September 8, 2000

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States October 13, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 10, 2001

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at Gijon International Film Festival in Spain November 19-26, 1999.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Video Competition) August 2-12, 2000.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Began shooting August 25, 1997.

Completed shooting April 1998.

A longer version of the film, entitled "Pierre ou les ambiguites" and divided into 3 episodes ("A la lumieres," "A l'ombre des lumieres" and "Dans le sang"), was made for serialization on television.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video April 10, 2001

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Video Competition) August 2-12, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall September 8, 2000

Released in United States October 13, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at Gijon International Film Festival in Spain November 19-26, 1999.)