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Ma saison préférée
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Director:
Writers:
André Téchiné (writer)
Pascal Bonitzer (writer)
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Release Date:
19 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Fascinating characters See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Catherine Deneuve ... Emilie

Daniel Auteuil ... Antoine
Marthe Villalonga ... Berthe
Jean-Pierre Bouvier ... Bruno

Chiara Mastroianni ... Anne

Carmen Chaplin ... Khadija
Anthony Prada ... Lucien
Michèle Moretti ... La directrice

Jacques Nolot ... L'homme du cimetière

Bruno Todeschini ... L'homme de l'hôpital
Jean Bousquet ... Le père d'Emilie

Roschdy Zem ... Medhi
Ingrid Caven ... La femme du bar
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Directed by
André Téchiné 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pascal Bonitzer  writer
André Téchiné  writer

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
 
Casting by
Philippe Landowski 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Fraisse 
 
Makeup Department
Loli Avellanas .... hair stylist (as Lolita Avellanas)
Michel Deruelle .... makeup consultant
Cédric Gérard .... makeup artist
Agathe Moro .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Eric Duchêne .... assistant unit manager
Arnaud Dupont .... unit manager
Erwan Le Luron .... assistant unit manager
Bruno Vignier .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis Bergonhe .... assistant director
Eric Chatriot .... second second assistant director
Anne-Isabelle Estrada .... assistant director
Noelle Leduc .... assistant director
Guy Mazarguil .... assistant director
Michel Nasri .... assistant director
Sebastien Peronne .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Philippe Boghossian .... props
Renaud Colas .... property master
Leonardo Haertling .... assistant property master
Philippe Lacomblez .... assistant art director
Daniel Mauvignier .... head painter
David Morel De Saint Jean .... assistant art director
Alain Pitrel .... set dresser
Bérenice Rubel .... assistant property master
Patrick Widdrington .... head carpenter
 
Sound Department
Yunus Acar .... sound assistant
Rémy Attal .... sound
Eric Ferret .... sound recordist
Philippe Garnier .... sound assistant
François Groult .... sound
Michel Klochendler .... sound
Jérôme Lévy .... sound effects
Gérard Mailleau .... sound assistant
Jean-Luc Marino .... assistant sound editor
Pascal Mazière .... assistant foley artist
Pascal Metge .... sound assistant
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Martine Planchard .... dialogue editor
Bruno Tarrière .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects supervisor
Bruno Vaillant .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunts
Pascal Garnier .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul-Claude Bessière .... key grip
Pascale Ferradini .... second assistant camera
Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille .... second assistant camera
Claude Hirsch .... gaffer
Jeanne Lapoirie .... camera operator
Tariel Meliava .... first assistant camera
Renaud Monziers .... grip (as Renaud Monzies)
Alain Payet .... electrician: Toulouse
Pascal Payet .... electrician: Toulouse
Luis Peralta .... electrician
Jacques Philipponeau .... electrician (as Jacques Philipponneau)
Joël Toupense .... key grip
Isabelle Weingarten .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christiane Fageol .... head wardrobe
Marie-Dominique Gerbet .... wardrobe
Tess Hammami .... set costumer
Tess .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Pierre Réali .... color timer
Catherine Schwartz .... assistant editor
Carole Verner .... trainee assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marylène Dastugue .... production secretary
Christian Inizan .... groupman
Nicole Lenfant .... production administrator
Kim Nguyen .... script supervisor trainee
Nausicaa Palau .... production secretary
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ma saison préférée" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
Selected as the opening film at the 46th Cannes Film Festival in 1993.See more »
Quotes:
Antoine:No, it's very normal. Biologically normal. Two brains from one tummy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Club Dorothée" (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating characters, 19 October 2001
Author: cwl3 from Bay Area, California

Did I see the same movie as the person who said not to bother? If American movies leave you yearning for more emotionally rich stories, rent this. It hinges on a very simple story that most people will relate to - the gradual decline of an aging parent. The son and daughter who come together to deal with their ailing mother are the characters that drive the plot. They were very close in childhood, but are estranged at the beginning of the movie. The need to deal with their mother's situation provokes some painful delving into their bond. Their characters are complex and fascinating. Deneuve and Auteuil were perfect actors for the sister and brother parts -- Deneuve for her ice-queen qualities and Auteuil for his gift for playing neurotic yet passionate losers -- yet both their performances transcend those descriptions. The character of the mother is terrific as well.

There is a subplot involving a woman named Radish that is a little puzzling, and some details that are purposefully vague (china clock? hospital pervert?) But they don't detract from the movie - the ambiguities enhance it.

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