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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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Good as far as it goes 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

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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Also Known As:
"Ma saison préférée" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
The daughter of Catherine Deneuve's character is played by her actual daughter.See more »
Quotes:
Antoine:Finding the energy to act is easy. Giving meaning to your actions is the hard part.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rebel Without a Cause (1955)See more »
Soundtrack:
La La LaSee more »

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good as far as it goes, 18 December 1999
Author: Dennis Littrell from United States

Interesting but somewhat cryptic family-dynamics saga presented with characteristic French warmth and some charm. Daniel Auteuil plays a brain surgeon in love with his big sister (Catherine Deneuve). Apparently he has been pining away for her for decades since they are now middle-aged. She's no longer interested in sex, and he apparently never was, since he never married and lived alone. Meanwhile mom, who loved him best, can't live alone anymore because of fainting spells, and so goes to live with Deneuve and her family. But that doesn't work out and Auteuil won't or can't take her in, and so they send her to a nursing home, which she hates. All this occasions brother and sister to spend some time together. They recall with fondness their childhood; and when she breaks up with her husband, little brother rents a nice apartment for himself and her, all the better to live happily ever after.

Well, what a tease. That really doesn't happen. After a bit Deneuve gets seduced by a very aggressive and anonymous intern which reawakens her sexuality and makes her realize she can't live with her brother. And so she leaves him. He breaks into her house in an attempt to get her back....

I think Director André Téchiné did a good job with what he attempted, but could have attempted more. The cast is good, especially Marthe Villalonga as the mother and Deneuve, who has aged well. It's amusing to see that the cool and stately actress is still being sexually abused by the French directors for the audience. I wonder what they would have done if, instead of Hitchcock, et. al., THEY could have gotten their hands on Deneuve's cinematic American soul sister, Grace Kelly. It would have been interesting to see Grace Kelly in, say, Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid (1969) with Jean-Paul Belmondo instead of Deneuve. Or, how about Grace Kelly as "Belle de Jour"?

But I digress.

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