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MICHAEL ELKIN SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS
uchemin is a real stitch."I
am the goy part of the film.
I represent Fausto," laughs
the French director in ref-
erence to his new movie, A La
Mode (In Fashion), and its lead
character, a non-Jewish orphan
who fashions a career for himself
as a fashion designer while work-
ing with the tailor.
Duchamin, who co-scripted the
screenplay with Richard
Morgieve, the Jewish author of
Fausto — the novel upon which
the movie is based — concerns
himself with the big picture of life.
What film-maker Duchemin
discovered is that "it's good to do
films about relationships."
He can well relate to someone
making his way in the world. A
La Mode is his debut feature as
a director after years of serving
as an assistant under such promi-
nent directors as Joseph Losey
and Marco Ferreri.
Vive la difference "When you
make a film — especially the first
film — you learn, you meet a lot
of people different from you," says
the 43-year-old director. "You get
to appreciate that difference."
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WERE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE
"Life is to enjoy, to live, to love,"
It's no different for Fausto, who
says the French director in ac- must come to terms with living
in a Jewish environment. (Part
"Life can be really incredible." of the film was made in the
It is for Fausto, who finds a Quartier de Rosier, a Jewish sec-
purpose in life when adopted by tion of Paris.) Fausto learns to
the tailor, whose gentle needling love his adoptive father and adopt
of his gentile son breaks down the ways of his new cultural con-
their ethnic barriers.
`This is about the beginning of
'When you talk about inte-
a life for a young man," says the grating characters in film," says
director, "the story of a self-made Duchemin, "it is normally the mi-
man — not just about money, but nority [character] who must fit
about what Fausto finds in life." into the majority. But here, it is
Fausto, the majority [the non-
Micahel Elkin is the
Jew], who must fit into the mi-
entertainment editor of the
nority," represented by the
Jewish Exponent in
It's a perfect match between a