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Director:
Writers:
Agnès Jaoui (play) &
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Release Date:
12 June 1998 (USA) See more »
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Henri

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Denis

Catherine Frot ... Yolande

Agnès Jaoui ... Betty
Claire Maurier ... Madame Ménard - la mère
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Philippe
Alain Guillo ... Le Présentateur
Sophie Simon ... La Mère 1967

Cédric Klapisch ... Le Père 1967
Antoine Chappey ... Le Voisin
Chantal Gouard ... Une amie de la mère
Viviane Ordas ... Une amie de la mère
Aurélie Remacle ... Betty 1967
Nicolas Taeb ... Henri 1967
Ludovic Taeb ... Philippe 1967
Romain Legrand ... Kevin
Hugo Charpiot ... Mikael

Zinedine Soualem ... Un consommateur
Walter Depergh ... Un consommateur
Denis Falgoux ... Un consommateur
Albert Parisio ... Un consommateur
Elmoez Jalouli ... Jeune de la Cité
Olivier Rag Conauth ... Jeune de la Cité
Louis Espert ... Jeune de la Cité
Alexandre Garcia ... Jeune de la Cité
Lyamin Jaitiel ... Jeune de la Cité
Ciatta Ibrahima ... Jeune de la Cité
Yann Brunelles ... Jeune de la Cité
Christophe Bazemis ... Jeune de la Cité
Stéphane Pouillade ... Jeune de la Cité
Patricia Erdan ... Jeune de la Cité

Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
Agnès Jaoui (play) &
Jean-Pierre Bacri (play)

Agnès Jaoui  &
Jean-Pierre Bacri  &
Cédric Klapisch 

Produced by
Charles Gassot .... producer
Jacques Hinstin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Eidel 
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
 
Set Decoration by
Périne Barre 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Michel Demonteix .... key hair stylist
Irène Ottavis .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claire Augé .... unit manager
Vanessa Banes .... unit manager
Pierre Davallan .... unit manager
Philippe Dumas .... unit manager
Patrick Lancelot .... production manager
Laurent Pascaud .... unit manager
Martine Toussaint .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurence Pilon .... second assistant director
Jacques Royer .... first assistant director
Jacque Royet .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David Arson .... graphic artist
Philippe Auclaire .... construction manager
Cécilia Blom .... painter
Luc Deportes .... storyboard artist
Olivier Seiler .... props
 
Sound Department
Bernard Borel .... boom operator
Stéphane Brunclair .... assistant sound editor
Philippe Heissler .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound mixer
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
François Waledisch .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyril Kuhnholtz .... key grip
Xavier Tauveron .... assistant camera
Jean-Noël Viry .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Bruno Levy .... additional casting
Odile Sogno .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
Jenny Frenck .... assistant editor
Bruno Patin .... color timer
 
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
 
Other crew
Michel Flaesch .... animal trainer
Agathe Sallabery .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Un air de famille" - France (original title)
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110 min
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Yolande:What use is it to keep a paralysed dog in the house?
Denis:Think of it as a decoration. It's like a rug, but alive.
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Family strife., 30 June 2005
Author: kenneth groom (keng5@mac.com) from United Kingdom

If like me you like French films, you will like this one. There is no plot to speak of and no time wasted in car-chases and violent action sequences. There is just fascinating dialogue and the interaction of interesting characters, plus the expression of real emotion and nuances of feeling. There is an intimacy with the characters that is typically French and which the Americans rarely achieve. At the end of the film you feel you know and understand these people and are wiser for having known them.

I loved the performance of Catherine Frot in the film. She was delicious and made the character of Yolande incredibly appealing and lovable. What a crying shame she should have shackled herself to such a self-centred, unappreciative husband. He was the luckiest man alive and yet too obtuse to realise it. How appallingly sad.

The high-light of the film for me was the little dance Yolande had with the quiet, philosophic bar-man Denis, played by Jean Pierre Darroussin, who, revealing his kind heart, offered to dance with her when her insensitive husband refused - despite the fact that it was supposed to be her birthday celebration. Denis's skillful dancing surprised them all, and disclosed a whole new aspect of his personality. There is a touching moment at the bar when Yolande, suspecting Betty's romantic interest and trying to encourage it, says to her with a lovely winsome expression; "He's a good dancer." And at the end of the film when Betty and Denis are seen to declare their love for each other, she says delightedly, to the chagrin of her snobbish and spiteful mother-in-law; "You know what this means? It means he's going to be part of the family."

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