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.

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Credits

producer

Philippe Dussart

production company

Action Film

Societe Francaise de Production

FR3

Citel

director

Alain Resnais

Duration

01:45:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324911

Language

French

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2038175

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