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[[Performer~P108391~Jacques Rivette~jacquesrivette]] co-wrote and directed this intimate story of familial bonds and the life of the artist. Kate ([[Performer~P6297~Jane Birkin~janebirkin]]) was raised on the road, touring with the small circus run by her father, but after a disagreement she left her dad to run the show on his own. Fifteen years later, Kate gets word that her father has died, and his partners in the circus ask her to come back to help keep the show running. To the surprise of many, Kate agrees, taking care of the box office and looking after the business. While traveling to the next show, Kate's car breaks down, but she gets a ride from Vittorio ([[Performer~P84437~Sergio Castellitto~sergiocastellitto]]), a good-natured drifter. Vittorio sticks around to attend the show, and despite the shabby circumstances of the performance, he enjoys what he sees and becomes part of the company. But as Vittorio is integrated into the circus family and develops a relationship with Kate, it's still not clear why she and her father parted ways years before, and why she's come back now that he's gone. 36 Vues du Pic Saint-Loup (aka Around a Small Mountain) received its world premiere at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 9, 2010

Cast

Jane Birkin
as Kate
Sergio Castellitto
as Vittorio
André Marcon
as Alexandre
Jacques Bonnaffé
as Marlo
Julie-Marie Parmentier
as Clémence
Vimala Pons
as Barbara
Marie-Paule Andre
as Estelle
Julie-Anne Roth
as Xénie
Laurent Lacotte
as Monsieur Gaffe

Crew

Jacques Rivette
Director
Margaret Mazzantini
Producer
Maurice Tinchant
Producer
Roberto Cicutto
Producer
Sergio Castellitto
Producer
Luigi Musini
Producer
Martine Mariganc
Producer
Ermanno Olmi
Producer
Christine Laurent
Screenwriter
Pascal Bonitzer
Dialogue Writer
Pascal Bonitzer
Screenwriter
Sergio Castellitto
Screenwriter
Shirel Amitay
Screenwriter
Jacques Rivette
Screenwriter
Irina Lubtchansky
Cinematographer
Pierre Allio
Composer (Music Score)
Nicole Lubtchansky
Editor
Manu de Chauvigny
Production Designer
Giuseppe Pirrotta
Production Designer
Laurence Struz
Costume Designer
Pierre Wallon
Production Manager
Elisabetta Olmi
Production Manager
Georges-Henri Mauchant
Sound Editor
Anne Le Campion
Re-Recording Mixer
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