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The Plough

  • La Lune crevée (Working title)
All titles (7)
Feature Film | 2022-2023 | Drama | France, Switzerland



Brief synopsis

The Plough is a constellation. It is also a puppet theatre. This is the story of a family of puppeteers: siblings Louis, Martha and Lena; their father, who directs the troupe; and the grandmother, who makes the dolls. Together, they are a company and put on puppet shows. One day, following a performance, the father dies of a stroke, leaving his children alone.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Louis GarrelLouis [L]
Damien MonginPieter [L]
Esther GarrelMartha [L]
Léna GarrelLena [L]
Francine BergéGabrielle, the Grandmother [SR]
Aurélien RecoingThe Father [SR]
Mathilde WeilHélène [SR]
Asma MessaoudeneLaura [SR]


1st ADPaolo Trotta
Director of photographyRenato Berta
Camera operatorJean-Paul Meurisse
Costume designerJustine Pearce
DirectorPhilippe Garrel
EditorYann Dedet
Key gripGuy-Auguste Boléat 'Bobol'
GafferJean-Pierre Baronski
ComposerJean-Louis Aubert
ProducerLaurine Pelassy
ProducerÉdouard Weil
Co-producerJoëlle Bertossa
Co-producerFlavia Zanon
Production designerManu de Chauvigny
Production managerSerge Catoire
Unit manager (local system)Arnaud Foeller
ScreenwriterPhilippe Garrel
ScreenwriterArlette Langmann
ScreenwriterCaroline Deruas Peano
ScreenwriterJean-Claude Carrière
Production sound mixerGuillaume Sciama
Sound re-recording mixerThierry Delor

Distribution / Sales companies

Ad Vitam [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
Altre Storie [it]
Aurora Films [pl]
Poland (theatrical)
Poland (theatrical)
Goodfellas / Wild Bunch Distribution [fr]
World Sales
World Sales
Minerva Pictures Group Srl [it]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Philippe Garrel2023Berlin Int. Film Festival (Berlinale) [de]
Silver Bear for Best Director
Silver Bear for Best DirectorWinner


2023TurkeyIstanbul Film Festival
2023GermanyBerlin Int. Film Festival (Berlinale)
2023AustriaViennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival

Cinema releases and premieres

Theatre releasePolandFriday, 15/12/2023
Theatre releaseItalyThursday, 14/09/2023
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 13/09/2023
PremiereTuesday, 21/02/2023Berlinale [de]