Softie

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2019-2021 | Drama | France

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting16/09/2019
    End of shooting15/11/2019
    LocationsForbach et environs (France)
    Filming regionsFrance - Grand Est

    Brief synopsis

    Ten year-old Johnny stands out from his family and his tough neighborhood in Eastern France. He's sensitive, intelligent and interested in all kinds of things way beyond his years. With curiosity, he observes the ups and downs of his young single mother's turbulent love life. Things change when a new teacher, fresh from the big city, takes over Johnny's class. Mr. Adamski believes in Johnny and wants to open a new world to him. The sophisticated young teacher also intrigues the boy.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Aliocha ReinertJohnny [L]
    Antoine ReinartzMonsieur Adamski [L]
    Izïa HigelinMadame Adamski [L]
    Mélissa OlexaSonia, the mother [SR]
    Jade SchwartzMylène [SR]
    Danièle DalhemSchool principal [SR]
    Maïa QuesemandCamille [SR]
    Samuel TheisSamuel [SR]
    Abdel BenchendikhYlies [SR]
    Romande EschDylan's girlfriend [SR]
    Meresia LitzenburgerMérésia [SR]
    Maïa QuesemandCamille [SR]
    Claire BurgerClaire [SR]
    Ilario GalloDylan [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Production accountantCéline Pocreaux
    1st ADGuillaume Huin
    2nd ADElsa Truscello
    3rd ADClément Haustant
    internship
    internship
    Post production supervisorXénia Sulyma
    ColoristYov Moor
    Director of photographyJacques Girault
    1st assistant cameraAlexis Cohen [1]
    camera A
    camera A
    1st assistant cameraEmmanuelle Gary
    camera B
    camera B
    2nd assistant cameraEmmanuelle Gary
    camera A
    camera A
    2nd assistant cameraColine Schneider
    Casting directorAdélaïde Mauvernay
    Casting directorJulie Allione
    Extras/bit player castingLaure Ballarin
    Costume designerRachèle Raoult
    CostumerLéa Forest
    CostumerCécile Madry
    additional
    additional
    Costume design traineeCécile Laborda
    DirectorSamuel Theis
    Script supervisorAlice Douard
    EditorNicolas Desmaison
    EditorEsther Lowe
    Key gripBruno Cellier
    GripYannick Carton
    1 day
    1 day
    GafferVirgile Reboul
    Lighting technician / electricianDorian Lucarelli
    Lighting technician / electricianAlexandre Nickels
    Additional electricianJohan Bors
    chargement
    chargement
    Additional electricianGuillaume Chaumet
    Additional make up artistCéline Mougel
    Additional make up artistAurélia Gauthier
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistMarine Tesson
    ComposerUlysse Klotz
    ProducerCaroline Bonmarchand
    Production designerMila Préli
    Assistant production designerLouise Le Bouc Berger
    Set decoratorMaud Coué
    Art department assistantPaul Heintz
    Art department assistantThéo Cherdo
    Art department assistantJuliette Leduc
    Art department assistantAlexandra Hoffmann [1]
    Standby propsMatthias Garrouste
    Lead painterHélène Capernabellanger
    Property driverMartin Viellerobe
    Property driverDamien Bertin
    Property driverVincent Deleforge
    Production managerNicolas Leclère
    Unit managerVincent Léonard
    Production secretaryCécile Lechantoux
    Assistant location managerXavier Champagnac
    Production assistantDominique Tanvet
    Production assistantAurélien Beucher
    Production assistantMatthieu Edet
    PA internPablo Lerouvillois
    PA internAlbane Ménard
    Production sound mixerFrançois Abdelnour
    Boom operatorMorgane Annic-Nony
    Boom operatorCamille Schirmer
    2 days
    2 days
    Second boom operatorClaire Ladenburger
    Renforts, 2 jours
    Renforts, 2 jours
    Sound re-recording mixerOlivier Guillaume
    Sound editorFanny Martin
    Sound editorJeanne Delplancq
    Child supervisorJuliette Keller

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Avenue B Productions [fr]
    France 3 Cinéma [fr]
    co-production
    co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Ad Vitam [fr]
    France (theatrical)
    France (theatrical)
    Totem Films [fr]
    International Sales
    International Sales

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Production SupportAgence culturelle Grand Est - Bureau d'accueil des tournages
    soutien logistique Alsace
    soutien logistique Alsace

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Samuel Theis2021Zurich Film Festival [ch]FeatureNominated
    Samuel Theis2021Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême [fr]Valois des étudiants francophonesWinner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2021FranceCannes - Semaine de la critiqueSpecial screenings
    2021FranceFestival du Film Francophone d'AngoulêmeCompétition
    2021GreeceFilmfestival Thessaloniki (TIFF)

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 09/03/2022
    PremiereFriday, 09/07/2021Cannes - Semaine de la critique [fr]