The Favour, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish


1h 32m 1991

Brief Synopsis

After being released from prison, a pianist with delusions about his identity poses as Jesus for a photographer and becomes a celebrity.

Film Details

Also Known As
Favor, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish, The, Favour, Kärleken, klockan och jättefisken, La Montre, la Croix et la Maniere, Montre, La, Rue Saint-Sulpice
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Completion Bond Company Inc; Dda Public Relations; Eastman Kodak; General Screen Enterprises; Mercantile National Bank; Panasonic Company; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Samuelson Alga Cinema; Sovereign Pictures; Sovereign Pictures; Transpalux
Distribution Company
TRIMARK; Trimark Pictures; Rank Film Distributors Inc; Trimark Pictures
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

After being released from prison, a pianist with delusions about his identity poses as Jesus for a photographer and becomes a celebrity.

Cast

Bob Hoskins

Louis Aubinard

Jeff Goldblum

Pianist

Natasha Richardson

Sybil

Michel Blanc

Norbert

Jacques Villeret

Charles

Angela Pleasance

Elizabeth

Jean-pierre Cassel

Zalman

Samuel Chaimovitch

Grandfather

Sacha Vikouloff

Violinist

Claudine Mavros

Mother Superior

Carlos Kloster

Bishop

Yvonne Constant

The Prostitute

Martine Ferriere

Charles' Mother

Gerald Morales

1st Chauffeur

Yannick Evely

2nd Chauffeur

Jacques Herlin

Man With Hooked Nose

Eric Averlant

Taxi Driver

Gerard Zalcberg

Freed Prisoner

Daniel Lombart

Theo

Jean-michel Ribes

Blind Man

Artus Depenguern

Saint Francois

Beth Mcfadden

Young Girl In Sugar Club

Louba Guertchikoff

1st Old Woman

Janine Darcey

2nd Old Woman

Mireille Franchino

3rd Old Woman

Mado Maurin

4th Old Woman

Gilette Barbier

5th Old Woman

Nicolas Digiacomo

Small Boy In Lingerie Shop

Jean-claude Deret

Grandfather

Pamela Goldblum

Large Woman

Maximilien Seide

Small Boy In The Metro

Claire Magnin

Mother In The Metro

Gisele Soban

1st Passer-By

Philippe Dormoy

Young Man In The Cinema

Maurice Herman

1st Apostle

Pascal Beckar

2nd Apostle

Edouard Hastings

3rd Apostle

Michel Sebban

4th Apostle

Jean-francois Vlerick

5th Apostle

Geoffrey Carey

6th Apostle

Caroline Jacquin

Receptionist At Sound Studio

Patrick Albenque

Sound Engineer

Andre Chaumeau

Ice Cream Vendor

Denys Fouqueray

Waiter At Cafe Liberte

Caroline Loeb

Waitress At The Shabby Cafe

Lylia Dalskaia

Singer In The Restaurant

Fedele Papalia

Barman At The Sordid Bar

Louis Navarre

The Baker

Anne Levy

The Baker'S Wife

Jacques Potin

1st Spectator

Hilton Mcconnico

2nd Spectator

Sylvie Laporte

Coat Seller

Julien Calderbank

Blind Child

Dhan Olivier

Jungle Man

Jenny Legros

Jungle Woman

Jean-claude Gillet

Arab Fish Seller

Fazia Boussoffara

Mustapha'S Woman

Charles-andre Eisler

Tramp Neighbor

Oleg Ponomarenko

Musician At Restaurant Tzigane

Pascal Deloutchek

Musician At Restaurant Tzigane

John Arnold

Crew

Michel Anderson

Stunts

Florence Andraca

Wardrobe Assistant

Jean-noel Andrieux

Construction Grip

Denis Anello

Grip

Andre Antona

Carpenter

Jean-yves Asselin

Unit Manager

Jean Atanassian

Electrician

Robert Aubertin

Grip

Guillaume Auger

Other

Marcel Ayme

From Short Story ("Rue Staint-Sulpice")

Marcel Ayme

Story By

Eric Baraillon

Gaffer

Serge Barberousse

Driver

Jean-pierre Battaia

Chief Construction Grip

Amal Bedjaoui

2nd Assistant Director

Lahcene Bendjebbour

Grip

Marc Berry

Assistant Propman

Vincent Bleuse

Assistant Auditor

Jean-pierre Bonnet

Assistant Accountant

Jacky Bouban

Makeup Artist

Mederic Bourlat

Production Coordinator Apprentice

Eric Bouvier

Driver

Johannes Brunet

Key Grip

Pierre Cadeac

Animal Trainer

Margot Capelier

Casting Director

Bernard Castrique

Grip

Jean Cathala

Special Effects

Jeremie Chapelet

Carpenter

Francoise Chapuis

Makeup Artist

Sophie Charriere

Other

Bernard Clerici

Grip

Gilles Conseil

Stunts

Juan Carlos Conti

Art Director

Vladimir Cosma

Music

Vladimir Cosma

Song ("Air 'Delight'")

Didier Dagoneau

Grip

Michelle De Broca

Producer

Antoine De Clermont-tonnerre

Executive Producer

Michelle Debroca

Producer

Dominique Decat

Continuity Apprentice

Gregoire Delage

Special Effects

Isabelle Delage

Continuity

Pascal Delaunay

Grip

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects

Regis Des Plas

1st Assistant Art Director

Nicolas Diaz

Sculptor

Jean-paul Dobiot

Grip

Michel Dobiot

Carpenter

Olivier Drano

Other

Florence Dugowson

Assistant Casting Director

Laurent Duquesnoy

Grip

Nathalie Durand

Assistant Operator

Nathalie Duroscoat

Wardrobe Assistant

Simone Escoffier

Production Coordinator

Bernard Esteve

Electrician

Guy Famechon

Camera Operator

Guillaume Farny

Production Coordinator Apprentice

Carole Fevre

Continuity

Jerome Fortier

Carpenter

Olivier Foucher

Carpenter

Pierre Foury

Special Effects

Philippe Garnier

Sound Assistant

Vincent Gazier

Sculptor

Tania Gedda

Song Performer ("Air 'Delight'" (Soprano))

Etienne George

Stills Photographer

Francis Gimgembre

Other

Matthew Glen

1st Assistant Sound

Rob Green

2nd Assistant

John Grover

Editor

Alain Guerillot

Stunts

Francis Guerillot

Stunts

Leo Guignier

Auditor

Leo Guignier

Production Accountant

Bertrand Guinnebault

Other

Florence Guiraud

2nd Assistant Art Director

Jacques Guyot

Electrician

Fabienne Haertling

Other

Leonardo Hartling

Other

Graham V Hartstone

Rerecording Mixer

John Hayward

Rerecording Mixer

Stephane Helle

Makeup Man

Christian Hening

Stunts

Frederic Heurller

Other

Tim Holm

Dialogue Coach

Jean-marc Ivaldi

Song Performer ("Air 'Delight' (Baritone))

Patrick Jaquillard

Production Manager

Eric Jolly

Assistant Unit Manager

Jeff Jordan

Song ("Air 'Delight'")

Jean Josko

Grip

Dominique Junca

Other

Jean-francois Juvanon

Other

Sara Kingston

Stunts

Gilles Laboulandine

Head Of Construction

Philippe Lacomblez

2nd Assistant Art Director

Francois Laffitte

Sculptor

Maria Lago

Sculptor

Fabien Laigle

Grip

Brigitte Laleouse

Wardrobe

Maurice Lebon

Production Driver

Bruno Lefebvre

Propman

Jean-pierre Lelong

Other

Patrick Lemaire

Generator Operator

Nicolas Lemessurier

Rerecording Mixer

Isabelle Lemonnier

Sculptor

Sylvie Lenfant

3rd Assistant

Etienne Levallois

Production Coordinator Apprentice

Ben Lewin

Screenwriter

Stephane Lioret

Boom Man

Wieslawa Lipska

Other

Albert Litchi

Casting (For Extras)

Christopher Lomax

Other

Andre Lorenzon

Generator Operator

Laurella Luffroy

Hairdresser

Serge Maizan

Other

Marie Christine Malbert

French Unit Publicist

Patrick Marielle

Grip

Vincent Maroutian

Bestboy Painter

Sophie Meriem

Researcher

Jacques Mery

Other

Vernon Messenger

Sound Editor

Carole Metzner

Sculptor

David Millon-devigne

Other

Franck Miniconi

Other

Jacques Moissinac

Driver

Jacques Monge

Steadicam Operator

Jean-pierre Nossereau

Other

Sammy Pasha

Bob Hoskin'S Driver

Chris Paton

Unit Publicist

Marcel Perez

Carpenter

Simon Perry

Co-Producer

Frederic Pesquer

Decorator

Gilbert Pieri

Set Dressing Propman

Jean-jacques Pinaud

Construction Grip

Alain Pitrel

Set Dresser

Francis Poirier

Sculptor

Matthieu Poirot-delpech

Camera Assistant

Eric Poisson

Construction Grip

Robert Polonia

Generator Operator

Lionel Pre

Furniture And Props Remover

Marie Prediepi

Other

Jean-pierre Pujol

Electrician

Jean Raveane

Assistant Key Grip

Vincent Rivier

Continuity Apprentice

Yvan Riviere

Production Coordinator Apprentice

Gill Robillard

Makeup Artist

Zelia Rodriguez

Other

Francoise Roumanet

1st Assistant Editor

Magali Roux

Sculptor

Catherine Ruault

Makeup Artist

Christine Salza

2nd Assistant

Frederique Santerre

Wardrobe Assistant

Thomas Schroter

Continuity Apprentice

Dan Schwarz

Stunts

Yves Seigneuret

Propman

Pascal Sentenac

Special Effects

Fabrice Simeon

Construction Grip

Eric Sliman

1st Assistant Director

Patrick Stelter

Stunts

+lisabeth Tavernier

Costume Designer

Bertrand Terreyre

Carpenter

Marie-josee Testard

Auditor

Edward Tise

Sound Engineer

Jean-pierre Toffolon

Location Unit Manager

Marie-claire Toffolon

Special Effects

Christine Vade

Hairdresser

Franck Vade

Hair Stylist

Pierre Vade

Hair Stylist

Daniel Verite

Stunt Supervisor

Philippe Weis

Special Effects

Patrick Widdrington

Head Carpenter

Olivier Zenenski

Special Effects

Bernard Zitzermann

Dp/Cinematographer

Bernard Zitzermann

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Favor, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish, The, Favour, Kärleken, klockan och jättefisken, La Montre, la Croix et la Maniere, Montre, La, Rue Saint-Sulpice
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Completion Bond Company Inc; Dda Public Relations; Eastman Kodak; General Screen Enterprises; Mercantile National Bank; Panasonic Company; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Samuelson Alga Cinema; Sovereign Pictures; Sovereign Pictures; Transpalux
Distribution Company
TRIMARK; Trimark Pictures; Rank Film Distributors Inc; Trimark Pictures
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 1991

Released in United States on Video September 9, 1992

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States September 1992

Released in United States Spring May 8, 1992

Shown at London Film Festival November 6-21, 1991.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) September 17-27, 1992.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Began shooting September 24, 1990.

Completed shooting November 28, 1990.

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) September 17-27, 1992.)

Released in United States on Video September 9, 1992

Released in United States November 1991 (Shown at London Film Festival November 6-21, 1991.)

Released in United States Spring May 8, 1992