Emergency Kisses

Director: Philippe Garrel

Film Info

  • Year: 1989
  • Film Format: DVD
  • Origin: France
  • Runtime: 83
  • B&W
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
In Philippe Garrel’s tender and heartbreaking Emergency Kisses (Les Baisers de secours, 1989), the entire Garrel clan steps in front of the camera as versions of themselves: including patriarch Maurice (Kings and Queen), five-year-old Louis (The Dreamers, Love Songs) and Philippe Garrel himself. When a philandering film director (Garrel) refuses to cast his stage actress wife (Garrel’s then-wife Brigitte Sy) in a role largely based on her, the couple begins to wrestle with their conflicting philosophies on art and life.

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Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel (born April 6, 1948 in Paris) is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer. His movies have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. He had a ten year relationship with German singer and actress Nico between 1969 and 1979 with the actress appearing in 7 of his films between 1972 and 1979. He is the father of actor Louis Garrel.

Jeanne Brigitte Sy
Mathieu Philippe Garrel
Lo Louis Garrel
Minouchette Anémone
Mathieu’s Father Maurice Garrel
Mathieu’s Mother Yvette Etiévant
Paul Jacques Kébadian
Josette Valérie Dréville
The Actor Aurélien Recoing
The Theatre Director Pierre Romans
Jeanne’s Friend Charlotte Clamens
The Lover Laurent Wennig

Written and Directed by Philippe Garrel
Dialogue Marc Cholodenko
Original Music Barney Wilen
Director of Photography Jacques Loiseleux
Editor Sophie Coussein
Produced by Gérard Vaugeois