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Bertrand Blier (writer)
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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:
Catherine Gillet ... La femme du train (uncredited)
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
Gérard 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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Did You Know?

Colette Chevassu:Beauty hurts.See more »
ZWISCHENACHTMUSIK Op. 26 no 3See more »


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11 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
too boring for me, 16 March 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

Bertrand Blier is the French Pedro Almodovar: cynical and shocking. Either you love, either you hate his movies. Some of them have divided French public due to their shocking contents, notably "Les Valseuses" (1974). "Trop belle pour toi" appears like an exception in his work. It means that taste of Blier for provocation is less pronounced. However, it doesn't make the movie better for all that. It doesn't work for several reasons:

first, it's hard to follow the plot because Blier introduces sequences that are earlier or subsequent to the present scene. For example, we realize too late that Colette ( Balasko) after she left Bernard, married with a man and she had children. The movie ignores certain sequences that are however essential to the development of the plot.

Then, the movie irritates due to its main characters, it goes without saying that dialogs are the key to the good development of the plot. But here, you are under the impression that the characters don't exchange their words. They're talking in the emptiness and don't seem to care about the others' opinion!

Let's add that the movie, sometimes, creates a certain boredom because of some lifeless sequences that drag on (notably during dinners in Depardieu's ravishing house with his wife ( Bouquet) and all their guests.

In short, "trop belle pour toi" is a cold and no soul movie and it left me unsatisfied in spite of good ideas in the making ( Cluzet who expresses his anger with Schubert's music in the background played very loud). Even a trio of outstanding actors don't succeed in saving the movie.

Remark: Carole Bouquet won an Oscar in France in 1990, for her performance in this movie. Good for her.

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