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Jacques Fieschi (writer)
Nicole Garcia (writer)
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Release Date:
7 October 1998 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 13 nominations See more »
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Stodgy film-making that takes forever to get to its point See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Catherine Deneuve ... Marianne Malivert

Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jean-Pierre

Emmanuelle Seigner ... Nathalie

Jacques Dutronc ... Battistelli
Bernard Fresson ... Vincent Malivert

François Berléand ... Eric Malivert
Dragan Nikolic ... Janos

Otto Tausig ... Samy
László Szabó ... Charlie Rosen
Élisabeth Commelin ... Mademoiselle Pierson (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Philippe Clévenot ... Kleiser

Malik Zidi ... Sam's Son
Eric Ruf ... Phillipe Ternece
Nidal Al-Askhar ... Saliha

Larry Lamb ... Christopher Makos

Julian Fellowes ... Wajman

Michael Culkin ... De Beers Man
Nick Ellsworth ... De Beers Man
Antoine Blanquefort ... De Beers Man
Coralie Seyrig ... Malivert Shop Assistant
Carmen Román ... Malivert Shop Assistant
Martine Erhel ... Louise

Arnaud Xainte ... Malivert Employee
Aristide Demonico ... Malivert Employee
Paolo Capisano ... Malivert Employee
Germaine Labarthe ... Shop Customer
Eric Landau ... Diamond Expert
James Oliver ... Advocate
Sylvie Flepp ... Clinic Nurse
Hélène Otternaud ... Clinic Nurse
Saliha Fellahi ... Clinic Nurse
Pierre Mottet ... The Doctor
Michel Hulby ... Dinner Guest
Paul Chevillard ... Dinner Guest
Catherine Cretin ... Dinner Guest
Delphine Blamont ... Chambermaid at the Ritz
Pierre-Jean Le Gregan ... Bellhop
Pascal Renault ... The Hunter
Mykhaël Georges-Schar ... Hilton Concierge
Philippe Giblin ... Jean-Pierre's Assistant
Arno Feffer ... Musician Behind with the Rent
Cécile Camp ... His Wife
Mehdi Mengal ... His Son
Jean-Claude Perrin ... The Priest
Albert Goldberg ... Poker Player
David George ... Samy's Friend
Henry Leon Bakon ... Samy's Friend
Béatrice Demachy ... Rosen's Secretary
Jacques Michel ... Kleiser's Associate
Patrick Colucci ... Cafe Manager
Paul Kawan ... Broker at Antwerp Exchange
Abel Monem ... An indian diamond buisnessman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willy Holt
Samir Sarkar ... Waiter

István Szabó ... Charlie Rosen
Vincent Niclo ... A man (uncredited)
Noël Sorrente ... A Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicole Garcia 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Fieschi  writer
Nicole Garcia  writer

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... executive producer
Pascal Judelewicz .... co-producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Dailland 
 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
Françoise Bonnot 
Jean-François Naudon 
 
Casting by
Lucy Boulting 
Mirta Guarnaschelli 
Frédérique Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Thierry Flamand 
 
Art Direction by
Thierry Flamand 
 
Set Decoration by
Bernadette Saint Loubert 
 
Costume Design by
Nathalie du Roscoat 
Elisabeth Tavernier 
 
Makeup Department
Loli Avellanas .... key hair stylist (as Lolita Avellanas)
Laurence Azouvy .... makeup artist (as Laurence Azouvy-Jarriau)
Caroline Bufalini .... hair stylist
Sylvie Duval .... key makeup artist
Cédric Gérard .... key makeup artist
Agathe Moro .... key hair stylist
Christophe Robin .... hair colorist
Hervé Soulié .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marco Dellamula .... unit manager: Switzerland
Nicolas Fagard .... unit manager
François Hamel .... production manager
François Menny .... unit manager
Peter Van den Borre .... unit manager: Belgium
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruno Chauris .... second assistant director
Douglas Law .... first assistant director
Laurent Lemarchand .... second assistant director
Pierre Minot .... second assistant director
Mathieu Thouvenot .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Luc Compère .... construction manager
Bruno de Dieuleveult .... storyboard artist
Marie Desforge .... key painter
Valérie Guilbaud .... second assistant art director
Denis Hager .... props
Alain Mac Keldey .... props (as Alain Mackeldey)
Thierry Lautout .... painter
Anne Millorit .... props
Jean-Philippe Reverdot .... set designer
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... set dresser
Manuel Swieton .... carpenter
Christine Teulier .... props
Alain Veyssier .... first assistant art director (as Alain Veissier)
 
Sound Department
Jean-François Auger .... sound engineer: post-synchronization
Jacques Ballay .... assistant sound
Olivier Burgaud .... sound: post-synchronizer
Jacques Descomps .... sound recordist
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound mixer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Jean-Paul Hurier .... re-recording mixer
Emmanuelle Lalande .... sound editor
Anne Le Campion .... foley engineer
Hélène Le Morvan .... assistant post-synchronization
Jean-Louis Lebras .... sound engineer: post-synchronization (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Françoise Maulny .... assistant post-synchronization (as Françoise Maulny-Lévy)
Mario Melchiorri .... assistant foley artist
Christophe Pinel .... assistant post-synchronization
Cécile Ranc .... sound editor
Marie-Christine Ratel .... sound editor
Guillaume Rouan .... trainee sound mixer
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
 
Special Effects by
Bellali Larbi .... special effects assistant
François Philippi .... special effects
Yves Pupulin .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Banon .... first assistant camera
Philippe Camus .... crane operator: Akela crane
Olivier Caroff .... electrician
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Touffik Chih .... grip
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Gil Fontbonne .... key grip
Marie Gennesseaux .... trainee assistant camera
Philippe Giblin .... electrician
Frédérick Grosso .... assistant camera
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
Jean-Bernard Josko .... grip
Alain Masseron .... crane operator: Akela crane
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Neveu .... electrician
Pascal Pajaud .... gaffer
Catherine Pujol .... assistant camera
Eric Sacher .... crane technician
Nicolas Sommermeyer .... grip
Caroline Swarowsky .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Dan Berthier .... assistant extras casting
Kim Deschacht .... casting: Anvers
Laurent Soulet .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-José Escolar .... key costumer
Christiane Fageol .... costumer (as Chris Fageol)
Marine Orfino .... costumer
Khadija Zeggaï .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Christine Baz Le Gal .... assistant editor
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Franck Nakache .... assistant editor
Albane Penaranda .... assistant editor
Julia Gregory .... assistant editor (assistant editor) (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Christophe Graziani .... assistant location manager
Peter Van den Borre .... co-location manager
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Didier Lizé .... music mixer
Richard Robbins .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Bernard Caroff .... groupman
Claude Dallet .... production administrator
Carole-Marie Ifi .... trainee script supervisor (as Marie-Carole Ifi)
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
Audrey Mery .... production secretary
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Vincent Stevenel .... assistant production accountant
Nicolas Ronchi .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Stodgy film-making that takes forever to get to its point, 11 March 2000
Author: Andrew Gareth Billings from Cardiff, Wales

"Place Vendome" makes a few strange decisions early on. You would expect a thriller set in the Paris jewel industry to be glamorous and sexy, but Nicole Garcia has other ideas. Instead, she presents the industry as corrupt, jaded and full of downbeat, sleazy people. Deals take place behind closed doors, in cheap hotel rooms, and dimly-lit office suites. Garcia does everything to make this atmosphere suffocating - there are few outdoors scenes initially. When the action shifts briefly to London, there are no establishing shots. The only clue that we're no longer in Paris is that the dialogue switches to English.

This, no doubt, is an attempt to add realism to the milieu. It succeeds, but at the cost of draining the film of interest. Little narrative momentum is created, and the low-key lighting, presumably aimed at creating a noir atmosphere, ends up murky instead.

The main interest lies, predictably enough, with Catherine Deneuve, in yet another mid-life crisis role. Of course, she holds the attention like the old pro she is, but this is itself a problem. We're introduced to various mysterious characters when Deneuve is off-screen, but they seem lifeless and uninteresting by comparison.

And yet, the final half-hour actually works. Much is explained about the characters' motivations in a haunting flashback scene, set in an unforgiving wintry landscape. Following on from that the film finally develops some tension. However, this seems to be too little, too late. This is a wasted opportunity.

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