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La rose de fer (1973)

Country of Origin: France
Year of Production: 1973
Running Times: 85 mins
Format:
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Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: $am $elsky (real name: Sam Selsky) and Pierre Letovsky present a Les Films ABC production
Producer: $am $elsky (real name: Sam Selsky)

SCRIPT
Script: Jean Rollin
Dialogue: Maurice Lemaitre
Poem Extract: Tristan Corbiere

DIRECTION
Director: Jean Rollin
1st Assistant Director: Jean-Noel Delamarre
Assistant Directors: Michel Maiofiss, Jean-Claude Tertrais

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Jean-Jacques Renon
Lab: Sim

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Michel Patient
Assistant Editors: Dominique Barbier, Andree Maiofiss

MUSIC
Music: Pierre Raph

SOUND
Sound: Gilles Aubry
Sound Recording: Avia Films
Sound Engineer: Jean-Paul Loublier
Sound Effects: Rene Penot

OTHER CREW
Script Girl: Natalie Perrey
Cars Provided By: Renault

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Dedicated To: R.J. Chauffard

CAST
Françoise Pascal
Hugues Quester
Natalie Perrey
Dily d'Argent
Michel Delessalle

PLOT SUMMARY

A young couple make love in an abandoned tomb then find themselves unable to leave the huge cemetery. No matter how hard they try, they simply can't find the exit - and then strange people start to turn up...

AVAILABILITY

France
Video Distributors: Iris

UK
DVD Distributors: Redemption (REDDVD0015)

USA
DVD Distributors: Synapse/Redemption

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

UK
Rating: 15

TIMELINE

1973
April

12: France - theatrical release

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

The Iron Rose - UK title
Nuit du cimitière

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Cinefantastique vol.3 no.1 (Fall 1973) p.38 (USA)
review (Impossible is not French by Jean-Claude Morlot)

European Trash Cinema vol.2 no.8 p.27 (USA)
review

Le Film Français no.1456 (13 October 1972) p.8 (France)
credits

Unifrance Film - La Production Cinématographique Française no.93 (November 1973) (France)
synopsis

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits

KEYWORDS

beaches, cemeteries, clowns, gothic, graves, roses, skeletons, skulls, surrealism, tombs

 


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