Smoking (1996)

Smoking
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr 20mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pierre Arditi Actor Lionel Hepplewick 1 1000004
Sabine Azema Actor Celia Teasdale 1 1000001
Jackie Budin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Patrick Villain Hairdresser hair designer 121014 13000002
Georges Dutter Translator from translation 741 12000002
Marc Pinquier Set Decorator set decoration 165 9000003
Jacques Quinternet Set Decorator set decoration 165 9000002
Jackie Reynal Makeup makeup designer 353 13000003
Anne Dutter Translator from translation 741 12000001
Anne Varenne Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000004
Anne Serrie Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Marc Pinquier Props props handler 120817 24000001
Bernard Bats Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000004
Pierre-Yves Bruneel Sound assistant sound recordist 120816 14000003
Gerard Lamps Dubbing Mixer n/a 120923 14000001
Anne Le Campion Dubbing Mixer n/a 120923 14000002
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jean-Pierre Besnard Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Agnes Jaoui Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Alan Ayckbourn Play as Source Material from plays("Intimate Exchanges") 120972 4000003
Jean-Pierre Bacri Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michel Seydoux Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alain Resnais Director n/a 2 2000001
Bruno Pesery Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pascal Ralite Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Dominique Touissant Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Jean-Paul Torraille Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000002
Albert Jurgenson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Renato Berta Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
Daniel Deleforges Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jacques Quinternet Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
John Pattison Music n/a 120781 8000001
Synopsis
This comedy, along with its companion feature "No Smoking" (France/1993), deals with the relationship between chance and human determination. Two actors portray various characters in a series of vignettes, each with dual outcomes. After recounting the first story in a straightforward manner, the film suddenly asks "what if?" and explores a parallel universe peopled by the same characters. "Smoking" emphasizes the tottering marriage of alcoholic school administrator Toby Teasdale and his insecure wife Celia; Celia's tentative relationship with jack-of-all-trades Lionel Hepplewick; and the transformation of punkette employee Sylvie Bell.