PETIT LIEUTENANT

V' 05

LE PETIT LIEUTENANT

Xavier Beauvois
F, 2005
Fiction, 116min, OmeU

LE PETIT LIEUTENANT

Xavier Beauvois
F, 2005
Fiction, 116min, OmeU

Cast: 
Nathalie Baye
Caroline Vaudieu
Jalil Lespert
Antoine Derouère
Roschdy Zem
Solo
Antoine Chappey
Mallet
Jacques Perrin
Clermont
Screenplay: 
Xavier Beauvois
Guillaume Breaud
Jean-Eric Troubat
Camera: 
Caroline Champetier
Editor: 
Martine Giordano
Decoration: 
Alain Tchillinguirian
Costume: 
Marielle Robaut

Production: 
Why Not Productions 1bis, cité Paradis 75010 Paris, Frankreich T 1 48 24 24 50 F 1 48 24 24 51
World Sales: 
Studio Canal Image 1 Place du Spectacle 92130 Issy les Moulineux, Frankreich T 1 71 35 14 15, fleur.mcgregor@canal-plus.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7 1070 Wien, T 1 523 43 62 0, office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Antoine graduates from police academy and moves to the big city with the intention to make his contribution to the fight against crime. Captain Vaudieu takes him under her wing. Antoine fits easily into her team of work-hard, play-hard detectives. Then tragedy strikes and Vaudieu has to fight the memories that she used to drown in alcohol. Le Petit Lieutenant is Xavier Beauvois fourth feature film after such acclaimed works as Nord (1991) and Noublie pas que tu vas mourir (1995). In Le Petit Lieutenant, Xavier Beauvois subtle and impressionistic mise-en-scène dwells as much on his characters face than it follows the lead in this seeming film noir investigation. Whats important, seems to be saying Beauvois camera, is what lies just below the surface of emotions, looks and words left unsaid. (Agnès Catherine Poirier)