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The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997) More at IMDbPro »La femme de chambre du Titanic (original title)


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Release Date:
14 August 1998 (USA) See more »
There was more than one love story on the Titanic.
Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Spanish Producer Mate Cantero Dies
 (From Variety - Film News. 14 August 2015, 2:39 AM, PDT)

Bigas Luna obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 April 2013, 4:05 PM, PDT)

An Appropriately Titanic Roundup
 (From MUBI. 10 April 2012, 9:57 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Olivier Martinez ... Horty

Romane Bohringer ... Zoe

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... 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
Enzo De Caro ... Lacroix (as Vincenzo De Caro)
Salvador Madrid ... Leon
Barbara Lerici ... Blanche
Stefania Orsola Garello ... Mimi
Maurizio Solda ... Lou
Jim Adhi Limas ... Chinese Photographer

Directed by
Bigas Luna 
Writing credits
Cuca Canals  scenario and
Jean-Louis Benoît  scenario and
Bigas Luna 

Didier Decoin (novel)

Produced by
Mate Cantero .... producer
Gérard Crosnier .... executive producer
Massimo Ferrero .... executive producer
Gerardo Herrero .... associate producer
Yves Marmion .... producer
Stéphane Sorlat .... associate producer
Stéphane Sorlat .... producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
Martin Wiebel .... associate producer
Martin Wiebel .... producer
Original Music by
Alberto Iglesias 
Cinematography by
Patrick Blossier 
Film Editing by
Kenout Peltier 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
Luigi Spoletini 
Production Design by
Gualtiero Caprara  (as Walter Caprara)
Set Decoration by
Bruno Cesari 
Costume Design by
Franca Squarciapino 
Makeup Department
Gaia Banchelli .... makeup artist
Claudia Bianchi .... hair stylist
Laura Borselli .... makeup artist
Massimo Camiletti .... assistant makeup artist
Giorgio Capograosso .... assistant hair stylist
Desideria Corridoni .... hair stylist
Francesca De Simone .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Desiato .... makeup artist
Mirella Ginnoto .... hair stylist
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist
Giovanna Lucopone .... assistant makeup artist
Vincenzo Mastrantonio .... assistant makeup artist
Luca Zampiroli .... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Annie Dautane .... production supervisor
Isabelle Madelaine .... post-production supervisor
Roberto Manni .... production manager
Roberto Manni .... production supervisor
Frederic Moreau .... production supervisor
Luis Villar .... post-production manager: Spain
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luca Brignone .... assistant director
Alberto Cutdonio .... assistant director
Alessandra Fornari .... assistant director
Gianni Ricci .... first assistant director
Paola Scola .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Cristina Cecili .... construction
Tommaso Dubla .... construction
Vittoria Ferrero .... set designer
Egidio Gallo .... construction
Roberto Magagnini .... props
Alessandra Martelli .... set designer
Roberto Pace .... construction
Nazzareno Piana .... set designer
Remo Pizzaroni .... props
Francesco Postiglione .... set designer
Vito Reina .... construction
Corrado Rizzardo .... construction
Mauro Tonet .... construction
Francesco Fonda .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Fabien Adelin .... sound mixer
Aurore Camp .... post-synchronization engineer
Eduardo Fernández .... sound mixer
Jaime Fernández .... sound mixer
Christian Fontaine .... sound mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... assistant sound editor
François Lepeuple .... sound effects editor
Didier Lizé .... sound mixer
Laurent Lévy .... sound effects editor
Françoise Maulny .... post-synchronization engineer (as Françoise Maulny Levy)
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Francis Perreard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perrard)
Jaume Puig .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Chantal Quaglio .... sound editor
Laurent Quaglio .... sound
Hervé Roux .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Véronique Tiron .... sound
José Vinader .... sound mixer
José Vinader .... sound
Special Effects by
David Danesi .... special effects
Riccardo Ricci .... special effects
Roberto Ricci .... special effects
Francesco Sabelli .... special effects (as Sabelli)
Franco Galiano .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Carlos J. Santos .... opticals
Jean-Marie Vives .... Digitak matte painter
Eve Ramboz .... visual effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Diego Allegro .... Steadicam operator
Fabrizio Ancillai .... assistant camera
Alessandro Bolognesi .... Steadicam operator
Piero Bosi .... grip
Maurizio Broglio .... electrician
Carlos Cabeceran .... Steadicam operator
Carlos Cabeceran .... camera operator: second unit
Daniele Cafolla .... electrician
Giovanni Canevari .... Steadicam operator
Francesco Colangeli .... electrician
Bruno Colanzi .... grip
Luigi Conversi .... assistant camera
Francesca D'Antoni .... assistant camera
Paolo Di Stefano .... electrician
Claudio Diamanti .... grip
Alessandro F. Dobici .... still photographer
Riccardo Ferrero .... grip
Gianni Gentili .... electrician
Roberto Gentili .... assistant camera
Stefano Marino .... electrician
Giuseppe Meloni .... electrician
Fabrizio Micheli .... grip
Teresa Punzi .... camera operator (as Maria Teresa Punzi)
Marco Santarelli .... grip
Yves Vandersmissen .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sergio Ballo .... dress maker
Elena Caucci .... dress maker
Chiara Donato .... dress maker
Anna Fontana .... dress maker
Marisa Giurissevich .... dress maker
Laura Losurdo .... dress maker
Lorenzo Mancianti .... dress maker
M. Erminia Melato .... dress maker
Maria Paola Progtsan .... dress maker
Cristina Rosa .... dress maker
Renata Rosa .... dress maker
Marzia Soldoni .... dress maker
Maria Tadoci .... dress maker
Editorial Department
Pepe Cruz .... color timer (as José Cruz)
Christelle Didier .... assistant editor
Stéphanie Gaurier .... assistant editor
Brigitte Mennesson .... assistant editor
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Music Department
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Nicole Grierson .... assistant music producer
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
Transportation Department
Paolo Dominici .... driver
Alberto Grassi .... driver
Ludovic Papin .... driver
Aldo Rocchi .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Anna María Berardi .... administration staff
Beatrice Biggi .... production staff
Sergio Bologna .... administration staff
Marylène Béquin .... dialogue coach: Mrs. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Maria Chiara Costanzo .... production staff
Enrico Delle Site .... production staff
Nathalie Dupuy .... production staff
Petra Esparza .... production staff
Vanessa Ferrero .... production staff
Laurence Granec .... press attache
Nicole Lenfant .... administration staff
Donatella Maiorca .... script supervisor
Aurelio Marino .... production accountant
Gian Luca Prida .... production staff
Federica Procetti .... production staff
Carlos J. Santos .... title designer
Bruno Schiavi .... tapestry
Hugo Serrano .... production staff
Marco Stefanelli .... wrangler
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
Alessandro Tonnini .... production staff
Xavier Torres .... administration staff (as Javier Torres)
Christine von Schemm .... production staff
Sandra Bensadón .... press attache (uncredited)
Ana Herce .... thanks
Jean-Marc Maniatis .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La femme de chambre du Titanic" - France (original title)
"The Chambermaid" - USA (promotional title)
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Argentina:100 min | France:101 min | Poland:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | France:Tous publics | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

Did You Know?

Factual errors: 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 »
Marching OffSee more »


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The genius who irritates me, 23 February 2003
Author: Keith F. Hatcher from La Rioja, Spain

Another viewing of this film recently simply left me where I was before: there is something about Bigas Luna which escapes me, or just simply irritates me. Whereas any viewing of Aitana Sánchez-Gijón evidently has its pluses, inasfar as anything else related to the story being told, I think I would rather make do with the pages of Didier Decoin.

Having already waded through the insufferable `Las Edades de Lulú' (qv), `La Teta y La Luna' (definitely no qv), the trivial and frivolous `Bámbola' (qv), and the overstated and over-coloured `Volavérunt' (qv), I think I can only be glad that, thus far, I have missed out on `Jamón, Jamón' or `Los Huevos de Oro', among others, without being unfortunate enough to have missed out on anything. But the irritating thing is that Bigas Luna is a genius. Maybe not in the sense of getting the best acting interpretations – he doesn't – but certainly in all other techniques involved in making a film, especially in scene-setting for yesteryear and even longer ago. This is evidently apparent in `La Femme de Chambre du Titanic' and `Volavérunt', in which the Italian Franca Squarciapino is clearly one of the best specialists in the matter: the period costumes are superb in both films. I see on IMDb that she had plenty of schooling back in the 1980s with operatic productions.

So I patiently sit here awaiting the next Bigas Luna – more or less anticipating what it will be, because I am definitely in no rush for it, and will not even be sorry if it goes by without my catching on. But if it does turn up, you can be sure I shall be watching: there is something fascinating about a man whose films do not exactly end up being very appetising fare but which show such remarkable cinematographic talent.

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