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Bertrand Blier (writer)
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Release Date:
April 1990 (USA) See more »
A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Josiane Balasko ... Colette Chevassu

Gérard Depardieu ... Bernard Barthélémy (as Gerard Depardieu)

Carole Bouquet ... Florence Barthélémy / La voisine de Colette

François Cluzet ... Pascal Chevassu
Roland Blanche ... Marcello
Myriam Boyer ... Geneviève
Denise Chalem ... Lorène
Didier Bénureau ... Léonce
Philippe Loffredo ... Tanguy
Stéphane Auberghen ... Paula
Jean-Louis Cordina ... Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré ... Le pianist
Richard Martin ... Man on the Tram
Philippe Faure ... Le mari de Colette
Juana Marques ... La fille
Flavien Lebarbe ... Le fils
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvie Orcier ... Marie-Catherine (uncredited)
Sylvie Simon ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Bertrand Blier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bertrand Blier  writer

Produced by
Catherine Blier Florin .... co-producer
Bernard Marescot .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
Marie-Christine Lafosse 
Production Design by
Théobald Meurisse 
Set Decoration by
Jean-Louis Dalloz 
Martine Faure 
Michel Lagrange 
Xavier Legris 
Costume Design by
Michèle Cerf  (as Michèle Marmande-Cerf)
Makeup Department
Joël Lavau .... makeup artist
Thierry Marino .... hair stylist
Production Management
Christian Lambert .... unit manager
Gilles Loutfi .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Chapus .... second assistant director
Luc Goldenberg .... first assistant director
Albane Guilhe .... third assistant director
Art Department
Michel Grimaud .... property master
Sound Department
Michel Barlier .... sound dubbing
Paul Bertault .... sound engineer
Louis Gimel .... sound engineer
Stéphanie Granel .... sound editor
Matthieu Imbert .... assistant sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects editor
Jacques Lévy .... sound dubbing
Mario Melchiorri .... sound effects editor
Marion Monestier .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... electrician
Philippe Barrillet .... electrician
Jean-Luc Bezeau .... grip
Valérie Blier .... still photographer
Bernard Brégier .... grip
Gerard Buffard .... grip
Michel Garçon .... electrician
Vincent Gheyssens .... assistant camera
David Kennedy .... electrician
Gérard Rival .... grip
Myriam Touzé .... camera operator
Richard Vidal .... electrician
Eric Wiser .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Breton .... assistant costume designer
Gil Noir .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jean-Pierre Faugeras .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Sylvie Quester .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alice Ader .... musician
Elly Ameling .... musician
Dalton Baldwin .... musician
Odette Gartenlaub .... musician: piano
Other crew
Claude Davy .... press attache
Sylvie François .... production secretary
Jean-Christophe Hedier .... assistant press attache
Chantal Malrat .... production administrator (as Chantal Malrat-Atanassian)
Marie-Noëlle Zurstrassen .... script supervisor (as Marie-Noël Zurstrassen)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trop belle pour toi" - France (original title)
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91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Colette Chevassu:Beauty hurts.See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
the eye of the beholder, so forth, 8 January 2011
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Bertrand Blier's story of love at first sight between a successful auto salesman and his older, unglamorous secretary does more than simply dispel the skin-deep myth of physical beauty. Gérard Depardieu describes his new lover as "not beautiful, but nice", but his aristocratic young wife dismisses her for being 'common', setting up a conflict not between age and beauty but between opposing social classes, with a proletarian lug who married into the upper crust becoming justifiably mushy over someone less pretentious than his wife. It sounds like fun, but anyone expecting a lightweight romantic farce will be disappointed to find something closer to an intellectual exercise in style, designed around an exaggerated sense of melodrama and several odd, operatic gestures: characters thinking out loud in public or engaging in third-person soliloquies, and so forth. Not to mention, in an obscure ongoing joke, a few outspoken criticisms of the music of Franz Schubert.

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