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The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)
"La femme de chambre du Titanic" (original title)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  14 August 1998 (USA)
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Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Horty
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Zoe
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Marie
Didier Bezace ...
Simeon
Aldo Maccione ...
Zeppe, Actor
Jean-Marie Juan ...
Pascal
Arno Chevrier ...
Al
Marianne Groves ...
Mathilde
Didier Bénureau ...
Simeon's Secretary
Alberto Cassadie ...
Giovanni
Giorgio Gobbi ...
Manu
Yves Verhoeven ...
Gaspard
Vincenzo De Caro ...
Lacroix
Salvador Madrid ...
Leon
Barbara Lerici ...
Blanche
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Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his room. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is gone, but he sees her at the sailing and gets a photo of her. When he returns home, he suspects that his wife Zoe has been sleeping with Simeon, the foundry owner. Horty goes to the bar, where his friends get him drunk and he starts telling an erotic fantasy of what happened with him and Marie, drawing a larger audience each night. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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There was more than one love story on the Titanic.

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$7,902 (USA) (14 August 1998)

Gross:

$244,465 (USA) (18 September 1998)
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When the Titanic is seen leaving the dock, smoke is coming from four funnels. On the real ship, the fourth smokestack was a dummy. See more »

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Written by J.L. Witas and Jean Marnay (as J. Marnay)
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This movie had me, then lost me
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've renewed my interest in Titanic over the past year or so and happened across this movie. I thought it was an OK movie after I saw it about two months ago but since then there's been an aspect that I can't get around.

I can go for how the townspeople were entranced by Horty's stories. They knew him, after all. But once he took the performance on the road and was charging admission to complete strangers, things changed; the least of which is that since they didn't know Horty, I don't think they'd relate to him the way the townspeople in the tavern did.

Imagine you were one of his audience members, seeing his show in the weeks following the disaster.

To imagine yourself as a member of the audience at that time, imagine that it's November 2001 and you're going to the show of someone claiming to be a survivor of the World Trade Center. You sit there and listen to the speaker go on and on about his torrid love affair with the coffee shop girl on the 80th floor sky lobby. Wouldn't he -- and you, for that matter -- be more interested in what it was like to survive the disaster? And after we've seen the pictures of the poor souls plunging from the buildings, and keeping in mind that the 9/11 lost are as dead as those on Titanic, wouldn't you think that having a set with the side of the building and an actress pantomiming the death plunge, much as Zoe was mimicking the drowning Marie, be in incredibly poor taste? That aspect of his production alone would make me consider Horty to be a shameless opportunist, regardless of what he actually said.


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