MIRACLE BABIES

Synopsis

The head of an Artificial Insemination Program is confronted with ethical problems and a crisis of conscience as lawmakers are unable to keep up with the latest scientific discoveries. Antoine Daumier heads up a high-powered research team specializing in IVF (in-vitro fertilization). Antoine adores his work, which he sees as a kind of humanist mission using science to help couples who despair of ever having their own children. A group of women comes to his hospital to test a new procedure. For them, it is the beginning of a long struggle full of doubts, setbacks and tears. For Antoine, it is a stressful period when he must withhand the pressure for quick results imposed by administrators and face up to his wife and son’ s accusations that he is never around. The birth of the first test-tube baby is the light at the end of the tunnel. Antoine’s achievements finally receive the recognition they deserve. Invitations and offers flood in …

  • Support location

    Super 16 mm
  • Author

    Brigitte PESKINE
  • Technical team

    Image : Etienne FAUDUET
    Editing : Sylvie PONTOIZEAU (episode 1) & Anne MACARY (episode 2)
    Sets: Olivier PAULTRE
  • Cast

    Bernard LE COQ
    Christine CITTI,
    Sophie BROUSTAL
    Laurent BATEAU,
    Anne CANOVAS
    Elisabeth COMMELIN

    Orginal score : Serge FRANKLIN
    Editions DAVA MUSIQUE - CINETEVE
  • Distributor

    AB International
  • Festival

    Festival Europ�en de la fiction scientifique 2003