Poison Friends

Poison Friends

Director: Emmanuel Bourdieu Cast: Thibault Vinçon, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger

DVD (Wide Screen / Colorized)


French writer/director Emmanuel Bourdieu's intense, cerebral drama Poison Friends dissects the internal politics (and eviscerates the pretentiousness) of French academic circles played out on a collegiate campus. Three first-year graduate literature students at the Sorbonne, Alexandre Pariente (Alexandre Steiger), Eloi (Malik Zidi), and Edouard (Thomas Blanchard) fall under the spell of a more vain and self-superior fellow student, André (Thibault Vinçon). André is handsome, intelligent, suave, and an intellectual vulture, and his reputation in the eyes of coeds and faculty is soon so elevated that he wields the power to tell everyone what to do, how to think, and in which direction to carry their lives. Ultimately, the question arises of whether he is truly as perfect as he seems; then André unexpectedly takes off for America, leaving everyone in his wake. Jacques Bonnaffé, Dominique Blanc, and Françoise Girard co-star.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2007
UPC: 0712267270521
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Colorized]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Interview with director Emmanuel Bourdieu and actress natacha Regnier, Coutesy of CUNY-TV, Show "Canape"; Original theatrical trailer; Other trailers by Strand Releasing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Thibault Vinçon André
Malik Zidi Eloi
Alexandre Steiger Alexandre Pariente
Thomas Blanchard Edouard
Natacha Régnier Actor
Jacques Bonnaffé Actor
Dominique Blanc Actor
Françoise Girard Actor
Botum Dupuis Actor

Technical Credits
Emmanuel Bourdieu Director,Screenwriter
Elsa Amiel Asst. Director
Nicholas de Boiscuille Production Designer
Francois Guillaume Sound/Sound Designer
Gregoire Hetzel Score Composer
David Mathieu-Mahias Producer
Mani Mortazavi Producer
Benoît Quinon Editor
Marcia Romano Screenwriter
Yorick Le Saux Cinematographer,Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Poison Friends
1. Opening [6:55]
2. Pitiful Itch [11:19]
3. Ragged [9:21]
4. Like Kafka [7:34]
5. Mentorship [7:34]
6. Deleted File [6:08]
7. Narcissistic Crap [7:41]
8. "America" [9:17]
9. Meta-Jerk [10:21]
10. Cadet Morney [6:04]
11. "Poison Friends" [13:16]
12. Credits [3:02]

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