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The President and the Crossing Keeper

Le président et le garde-barrière


A film by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte

Genre(s): Comedy / Drama / Historical

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The President and the Crossing Keeper

  • Jean-Marc Peyrefitte


    Jean-Marc Peyrefitte directed many short films, music videos and short formats. His short films were screened in many festivals including Palm Spring, the Hamptons, Sydney, Cote Court in Pantin...He also directed the video recordings of Pierre Richard's theatre performances.

    2004: Le solitude de l'éboueur sans camion
    2009: Et toi ?


May 24th, 1920. Deep in the forest, somewhere in France, Mister Radeau, a crossing guard who has known many misfortunes in his life, finds on his doorstep a man in his pajamas who claims to be the President of the French Republic, Mister Paul Deshanel. For three days the crossing guard hosts him at his house… Three days during which France was searching for its President.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 18'
  • Country(ies) of production: France
  • Original Language(s): French
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Jean-Luc Vincent, Patrick D’assumçao, Iliana Zabeth, Marie-Elisabeth Cornet
  • Screenplay: Jean-Marc Peyrefitte, Marc Syrigas
  • Cinematographer: Gilles Piquard
  • Editor: Sonia Bogdanovsky, Thomas Dessane
  • Editor: Fred Dabo
  • Music: Olivier Dérivière
  • Producer: Jérémy Zelnik, Tancrède Ramonet, Camille Gentet

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Dibona Films
  • Coproduced by: Pan-Européenne