Providence

France, 1977

Film
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This is a perversely hilarious comedy about one restless night (among many) in the fading life of an ageing, over-sexed novelist, Clive Langham. Clive lives alone in a country mansion and spends his nights cursing his fate as he inserts suppositories, sits on the “throne” and downs bottle after bottle of white wine. A well acted study in the lack of communication. Stars Sir John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde and Ellen Burstyn.

Credits

director

Alain Resnais

producer

Philippe Dussart

production company

Citel

FR3

Societe Francaise de Production

Action Film

Language

French

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36697

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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