The Friends of Pleasure

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The life of a small village community, 50 kilometres from Brussels.
ln the autumn, « Les Amis du Plaisir » Dramatic Society, founded in 1895, puts on ils annual show :
the theatrical dream is integrated with everyday reality.


1961. 35 mm., black and white, 27′.


Director : Luc de Heusch
Script: Luc de Heusch and Jacques Delcorde
Photography : Fernand Tack
Editor : Sylvie Blanc
Score : songs from the Ath region adapted by Célestin Deliège
Cast : « Les Amis du Plaisir » Dramatic Society and the inhabitants of the Walloon village of Moulbaix
Produced by the Ministry of National Education, with the assistance of the Hainaut Cultural Centre


Distinctions : Special diploma, Venice. 1961
First Prize for documentary films. Oberhausen, 1962
Prize at the Peoples’ Festival, Florence. 1962


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