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Le septième ciel
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31 July 1998 (USA) See more »
The slightly kleptomanic 29-year-old Mathilde is experiencing strange swoonings since a few days. There... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sandrine Kiberlain ... Mathilde

Vincent Lindon ... Nico

François Berléand ... Le docteur
Francine Bergé ... La mère de Mathilde
Pierre Cassignard ... Etienne
Philippe Magnan ... Le praticien
Florence Loiret Caille ... Chloé (as Florence Loiret)
Léo Le Bevillon ... Arthur
Sylvie Loeillet ... Assistante de Nico
Anne Fassio
Pascale Mariani
Geoffrey Bateman
Louis Lindon
Jean-Claude Barban

Eriq Ebouaney

Marc Rioufol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria da Conceica Ferreira
Pascal Daubias

Directed by
Benoît Jacquot 
Writing credits
Benoît Jacquot  &
Jérôme Beaujour 

Produced by
Georges Benayoun .... producer
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Françoise Guglielmi .... executive producer
Chantal Poupaud .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Romain Winding 
Film Editing by
Pascale Chavance 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
Production Design by
Arnaud de Moleron 
Costume Design by
Caroline de Vivaise 
Makeup Department
Karina Gruais .... makeup artist
Stéphane Malheu .... hair stylist
Nathalie Tissier .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Patrice Arrat .... production manager
Eric Bassoff .... post-production supervisor
Gilles Martinerie .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antoine Santana .... assistant director
Art Department
Dominique Canal .... painter
Nicolas Doyon .... construction manager
Bruno Via .... assistant art director
Catherine Werner Schmit .... set decorator (as Catherine Werner-Schmidt)
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound mixer
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Daniel Sobrino .... boom operator
Pascal Villard .... sound editor
Michel Vionnet .... sound
Special Effects by
Benoît Lestang .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-François Garreau .... key grip
Nicolas Juge .... electrician
Philippe Lardon .... first assistant camera
Bruno Le Cardonnel .... grip
Dorothée Lindon .... still photographer
Philippe Ramdane .... additional first assistant camera
Olivier Rodriguez .... gaffer
Thierry Valletoux .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elisabeth Mehu .... set costumer
Patricia Saalburg .... costumer
Other crew
Virginie Barbay .... script supervisor
Dora Benchetrit .... production assistant
Dominique Frizat .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"Le septième ciel" - France (original title)
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91 min | Argentina:94 min | USA:88 min
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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I was feeling very sleeeepy...drifting deeper and deeper..., 20 April 2004
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Seventh Heaven" is a subtitled French dud which focuses on a young wife and mother who see a therapist for some neurotic tendencies such as kleptomania, frigidity, dyspenia, etc. He attempts to heal her through feng shui (yeah, right) and hypnosis while her husband reacts. This film is well crafted but not very interesting. If it has a problem, it is simply the lackadaisical zombiesque approach to drama and the absence of story arc. A sort of flat fizzling dud, "Seventh Heaven" lacks the passion its subject, offers no resolution, expects us to buy into some hokey hypnotherapist characters, and doesn't have much of a story to tell. In a word...unsatisfying. (C+)

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