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Title:BABYLONE
Title year:1989
Original dialogue(s):French
Description:After a reversal of fortune, Anna and Robert move into a trailer with their two children, Bruno, aged 16, and Marco, aged 7. Inveterate gambler and drunkard, Robert loses the trailer in a bet. Refusing to leave the only refuge that remains to her, Anna accidentally kills Robert in a fight. Bruno, who tried to intervene, confesses to the murder to cover up for his mother. One year later, he runs away from the halfway house where he had been transferred. Nothing can stop him, not even his young friend Nadine. He has but one single obsession: get his family back. The shock is violent. His mother is living with a stolen car fence and his little brother Marco was given to an adoptive family. Bruno goes to look for him. While Marco's adoptive parents are momentarily distracted, Bruno kidnaps Marco and flees in a stolen car. Marco soon slips into a diabetic coma. Bruno takes him for dead, but the police are on their heels and will save him. Alone with no family, Bruno finally realizes that Nadine is still there for him.

Credited as:
Director(s):Manu Bonmariage
Screen writer(s):Luc Jabon
Manu Bonmariage

Credited as: Character name:
Actor(s):Frédéric Deban
Charlotte Laurier
Marie Tifo
Rafaél Sanchez
Christian Crahay
Pierre Curzi

Credited as:
Producer(s):Jacqueline Pierreux
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Executive producers(s):Marguerite Bavaud

Credited as:
Editor(s):Denise Vindevogel
Musician(s):Yves Laferrière
Photography:Éric Cayla

Support:35mm Col Kodak 5297

Release:Montréal (Desjardins 1, Carrefour Laval 2)May 18, 1990


Financial %:
Co-finance:Country production26

Location(s):Brussels (Belgium)
Laboratory:Meuter-Titra (Brussels)


CFFD Reference No.: 1910