No Smoking

No Smoking

Director: Alain Resnais

Year: 1993

Plot: An examination of the possible consequences of a certain event.
Original Title: Smoking/No Smoking
Director: Alain Resnais
Writer: Alan Ayckbourn , Jean-Pierre Bacri , Anne Dutter , Georges Dutter , Agnès Jaoui
Producer: Bruno Pesery , Michel Seydoux
Type: movie
Year: 1993
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Sabine Azéma , Pierre Arditi , Peter Hudson
Runtimes: 298
Countries: France , Italy , Switzerland
Languages: French
Color Info: Color::(Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Sound Mix: Dolby , Dolby SR
Original Air Date: 15 Dec 1993 (France)
Rating: 7.4
Votes: 1889
Year: 1993
Akas: No Smoking (United Kingdom) , Fumar/Não Fumar (Portugal) , Пушачи/Непушачи (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title) , Smoking e No Smoking (Brazil) , No Smoking (Hungary)
Production Companies: Arena Films , Caméra One , France 2 Cinéma , Alia Film , Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica , Vega Film , Canal+ , Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) , Société des Producteurs de Cinéma et de Télévision (Procirep) , Eurimages
Distributors: Pyramide Distribution , Fox Pathé Europa , Equinoxe Films , Filmcooperative , Les Films de l'Elysée , Mainline Pictures , Penta Distribuzione
Synopsis: "Smoking" and "No Smoking" are two segments of the film which are based on closely connected plays. The original plays covered eight separate stories, which have been pared down to three each for these movies. At a certain point in the story of each segment, the five female characters (all played by Sabine Azema) and the four male characters (all played by Pierre Arditi) have their lives skillfully recapped in terms of "what might have happened" if they had made or failed to make certain choices. For example, "No Smoking" focuses chiefly on the relationship between the mild-mannered Miles Coombes and his infinitely more aggressive and ambitious wife, Rowena.
Cinematographer: Renato Berta
Producer: Bruno Pesery , Michel Seydoux
Production Manager: Dominique Toussaint , Guy Courtecuisse , Pascal Ralite
Certificates: France:Tous publics , Hong Kong:I , Iceland:L , Italy:T , Portugal:M/12::(Qualidade) , United Kingdom:PG
Composer: John Pattison
Editor: Albert Jurgenson
Editorial Department: Jean-Pierre Bernard , Hélène Sicard
Sound Crew: Bernard Bats , Pierre-Yves Bruneel , Gérard Lamps
Visual Effects: Frederic Moreau
Music Department: Paul Baleman
Miscellaneous Crew: Guy Courtecuisse , Marine Delattre , Floc'h , Christophe Lebreton , Françoise Marion , Béatrice Mauduit , Anne Serrié
Thanks: Laurence Picollec
Other Companies: Cinésyl , Microfilms , Studio Copra , Studio Guillaume Tell , Studios de Billancourt
Costume Designer: Jackie Budin
Make Up: Jacky Reynal , Patrick Villain
Assistant Director: Daniel Deleforges , Bruno Resnais , Olivier Trémolet
Art Department: François Combastel , André Conil , Roger Conil , Floc'h , Marc Pinquier
Camera and Electrical Department: Eric Finoelst , Eric Gies , Franck Fiquet , André Bouladoux , Joanne Delaporte , Jean-Pierre Lacroix , Alexandre Monnier , Jean-Paul Toraille
Costume Department: Marie-Christine Budelberger , Ann Dunsford
Production Design: Jacques Saulnier
Special Effects: Philippe Hubin
Script Department: Sylvette Baudrot
Location Management: Jacques Quinternet