ASTRAGALE

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L' ASTRAGALE

Astragal

Brigitte Sy
F, 2014
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

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L' ASTRAGALE

Brigitte Sy
F, 2014
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

Cast: 
Leïla Bekhti
Albertine
Reda Kateb
Julien
Esther Garrel
Marie
Jocelyne Desverchère
Nini
India Hair
Suzy
Screenplay: 
Brigitte Sy
Serge le Péron based on a novel by Albertine Sarrazin
Sound: 
Luc Meilland
Mélissa Petitjean
Camera: 
Frédéric Serve
Editor: 
Julie Dupré
Composer: 
Béatrice Thiriet
Decoration: 
Françoise Arnaud
Costume: 
Françoise Arnaud

Production: 
Alfama Films, France 3 Cinéma
World Sales: 
Alfama Films
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

On a night in April, 1957, Albertine, a brilliant and rebellious 19-year-old girl, jumps from the wall of a prison where she's serving a sentence for a holdup. She breaks her anklebone: The astragalus. She is rescued by Julien, a fugitive from justice, and a burning passion between them ensues. He takes her to Paris and hides her. But while he leads his gangster life here and there, the young woman struggles for her freedom and against the wounds inflicted by Julien’s absence, and writes poetry.
“A true tale of Bonnie & Clyde, but one that’s much more about Bonnie than her beau, L'ASTRAGALE was an immense critical and public success when it was first published in France back in 1965. Written by the young, Algeria-born Albertine Sarrazin – whose autobiographical account of her life as a stick-up girl, prostitute, prisoner and bisexual lover, made her the distaff equivalent of Jean Genet.” (Jordan Mintzer)

In the presence of Brigitte Sy.