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29 January 1999 (USA) See more »
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A bored couple takes in a young man who turns their lives inside out Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An excellent film, in direction and acting, with an abrupt and surprising ending. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Miou-Miou ... Nicole Kunstler

Charles Berling ... Jean-Marie Kunstler
Stanislas Merhar ... Loïc

Mathilde Seigner ... Marylin
Nanou Meister ... Yvette
Noé Pflieger ... Pierre
Michel Bompoil ... Robert
Christopher King ... Steve
Gérard Blanc ... Bertrand
Betty Petristy ... Madame Bertrand
Bobby Pacha ... Patron du Ranch
Corinne Nejman ... Josiane
Thérèse Gehin ... Maryse
Joëlle Grégorie ... Travestie aux bananes
Pascal Allio ... Danseur
Caroline Galiani ... Danseuse
Thomas Seiler ... Danseur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sue ... Danseur (uncredited)

Directed by
Anne Fontaine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne Fontaine 
Gilles Taurand 

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Caroline Champetier 
 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
 
Casting by
Sylvie Meyer 
Frédérique Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Antoine Platteau 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Tavernier 
 
Makeup Department
Joël Lavau .... makeup designer
John Nollet .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Michèle Arnould .... production manager
Jacques Scarrone .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brahim Arbia .... assistant director
Béatrice Humbert .... assistant director
Arnaud Mathey-Dreyfus .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Marc Fiess .... assistant art director
Camille Guillon .... assistant art director
Bruno Lefebvre .... property master
Françoise Rabut .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Olivier Dô Hùu .... assistant sound mixer
Olivier Goinard .... sound trainee
Denis Guilhem .... assistant sound
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound engineer
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound engineer
Brigitte Taillandier .... assistant sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy-Auguste Boléat .... key grip
Julien Hirsch .... camera operator
François Mestoudjian .... camera operator
Luis Peralta .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Bobby Pacha .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Julia Gregory .... assistant editor
Pierre Réali .... color timer
Gerard Savary .... color timer
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Ariel Askénazi .... financial director
Rahila Bootwala .... production administrator
Sandrine Boulet .... production assistant
Marie Calderon .... production assistant
Brigitte Faure .... administrator
Marine Guez .... production assistant
Pierre Jouille .... location manager: Belfort
Blanca Li .... choreographer
Maggie Perlado .... script
Bettina Strainchamps .... intern
 

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Also Known As:
"Nettoyage à sec" - France (original title)
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97 min
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An excellent film, in direction and acting, with an abrupt and surprising ending., 24 February 2002
Author: fps37 from san rafael, ca. usa

This story of a French couple, middle class business people leading a life that they only find boring when they encounter a young, free spirited and unisexual man, takes some weird turns but does it with excellent performances and direction. Though the ending was a bit abrupt, as well as shocking, getting there was the fun - well, pleasure, maybe. The young man has an affair with the woman, and is clearly drawn toward the man as while. The husband's reaction is the key to the drama, and the actor's subtle signs of being tempted, against his nature and resisting all the way , are truly fine acting. The whole cast is excellent, and the sensual , open tone of the movie, mixing the fairly straight-laced couple, their young child, middle class friends and family, and the worldly young man and depicting them, ultimately, as not really all that different, is almost comforting...until that ending, which came rather fast and furious after a more slow moving development, shattering the mood. Still, this is a really fine job of direction, and development of characters who all seem far more common than we would think if merely being told about them.

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