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by Michel Piccoli


All is nameless frenzy for our hero. Lightning change. His country is putting an end to dictatorship. He is a nervous and far from elated activist. He feels the urge to take a prurient break. His wife Sylvie leaves the country for France. She writes about the new democracy and its birth pangs. His daughter Joyce, forced to take refuge in his deserted childhood home. On the Black Beach, immersed in solitude and the infinite.

international title: THE BLACK BEACH
original title: LA PLAGE NOIRE
country: France, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland
sales agent: Gémini Films
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Michel Piccoli
film run: 113'
release date: FR 12/12/2001
screenplay: Michel Piccoli, Ludivine Clerc
cast: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Dominique Blanc, Jade Fortineau, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska, Ignacy Gogolewski
cinematography by: Sabine Lancelin
film editing: Catherine Quesemand
art director: Dorota Ignaczak, Isabel Branco
costumes designer: Catherine Gorne-Achdjian, Malgorzata Gwiazdecka, Isabel Branco
music: Django Reinhardt
producer: Paulo Branco, Lew Rywin, Pawel Poppe, Alain Tanner
production: Gémini Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Madragoa Filmes, Filmograph SA (CH), Heritage Films (PL), Television Suisse Romande (CH)
backing: Canal +, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Office Fédérale de la Culture, ICAM, RTP, Telwizja Polska
distributor: Gémini Films
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