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Le Divan de Staline (French edition) Le Divan de Staline

A film by Fanny Ardant with Gérard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Seigner, Paul Hamy

Stalin comes to rest three days in a castle in the middle of the forest, accompanied by his longtime mistress, Lidia. In the cabinet where he sleeps, there is a couch that resembles to the one Freud has in London. He proposes to Lidia to play the game of psychoanalysis, at night. During the day a young painter, Danilov, waits to be received by Stalin to present to him the monument of eternity that he designed to his glory. A troubled, dangerous and perverse relationship binds the three leaving the challenge to survive fear and betrayal.

DVD 5 | 1.85: 1 - SCREEN 16/9 COMPATIBLE 4/3 | COLOR | AUDIO 5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL

VO: French Subtitles: Portuguese, English Available Add to cart
2016 | France, Portugal | M/12 | 92´ | Drama | Feature film

Reviews

The Hollywood Reporter

Télérama

Transfuge Magazine

Cast and crew

Stalin - Gérard DEPARDIEU

Lidia - Emmanuelle SEIGNER
Danilov - Paul HAMY
Vlassik - François CHATTOT
Varvara - Luna PICOLI-TRUFFAUT
Dovitkine - Tudor ISTODOR
Tchirikov - Alexis MANENTI


Written and directed by Fanny Ardant

Based on “Le Divan de Staline” by Jean-Daniel Baltassat ©Éditions du Seuil/Éditions Points
Produced by Paulo Branco
Image Renaud Personnaz, Renato Berta
Editing Julie Dupré
Sound Pierre Tucat, Yves Servagent, Roman Dymny
First Assistant Director Carlos da Fonseca Parsotam
Set Design Paula Szabo
Costumes Lucha D’Orey
Production Manager Ana Pinhão Moura
Production & Post-production Raoul Peruzzi
An Alfama Films Production
and Leopardo Filmes coproduction


International sales and festivals: Alfama Films

Director's biography

Fanny Ardant starts her career by playing at the theater. She shoots a film directed by Nina Companeez for television, Les Dames de la Côte. François Truffaut offered her her first major role in cinema in The Woman Next Door in 1981 alongside Gérard Depardieu.


Then Fanny Ardant collaborates with the greatest French and international filmmakers: Alain Resnais, Costa-Gavras, André Delvaux, François Ozon, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ettore Scola, Sydney Pollack, Paolo Sorrentino, Mario Martone, Franco Zeffirelli, Tsai- Liang…


In 2009, she directs her first feature film Ashes and Blood with actress Ronit Elkabetz, presented the same year in the Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes Out of Competition. In 2010 in Obsessive Rhythms, she offers Asia Argento a very dazzling female portrait, enabling the actress to play against type. In 2016, the director gathers Gérard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Seigner and Paul Hamy for her third feature film Stalin’s Couch, adapted from the eponymous novel by Jean-Daniel Baltassat.

DVD 5 | 1.85: 1 - SCREEN 16/9 COMPATIBLE 4/3 | COLOR | AUDIO 5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL

VO: French Subtitles: Portuguese, English Available Add to cart

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