5.6/10
459
4 user 1 critic

Le derrière (1999)

Frédérique's mother has died recently leaving her the family stud farm. She's never met her father, doesn't even know his name. But she finds it on the back of an old photo. She sets off ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Palais royal! (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A comedy set in the world of European royalty.

Director: Valérie Lemercier
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Lambert Wilson, Catherine Deneuve
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian
Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia
Quadrille (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

What happens when two women fall in love with the same two men while the men also fall for the two women? A comic quadrille.

Director: Valérie Lemercier
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, André Dussollier, Sandrine Kiberlain
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Aleksandra and Cyrille are the trendiest of Parisian couples. Succesful and up to date, they decide to adopt a 7 year old as the latest added accessory to their chic life. What they don't ... See full summary »

Director: Valérie Lemercier
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Gilles Lellouche, Samatin Pendev
9 mois ferme (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ariane Felder, a judge of strict morals discovers she's pregnant by Bob Nolan, a criminal wanted for murder.

Director: Albert Dupontel
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicolas Marié
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director: Danièle Thompson
Stars: Cécile De France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel
Les visiteurs (1993)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier
Comedy | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a shoplifter finds herself unexpectedly released on parole, she pays a call on the judge at her flat. The judge, Carole Rewinsky, does not tell Tina that her elease was only a ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Jolivet
Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Sylvie Testud, Vincent Lindon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Coline Serreau
Stars: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Urbain and his grandmother are stingy. They buy gold with all their money, and hide it inside the bricks of a wall at their country house. Jackes, his chauffer, and his lover (who casualy ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Christian Clavier, Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Frédérique / Frédéric Sénèque
...
Pierre Arroux
Dieudonné ...
Francis
...
Christina
Patrick Catalifo ...
Jean-François
Didier Brengarth ...
Marc
Franck de la Personne ...
Georgette
...
Anne-Laure
Didier Bénureau ...
Monsieur Mulot
Alain Doutey ...
Le patient français
...
Patrick
Patrick Zard ...
Philippe (as Patrick Zard')
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Arckless ...
Le prof de danse
Monique Aussudre ...
La mère de Frédérique (voice)
François Baudot ...
Jacques, l'ami du brunch

What You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

From the madness of the convention floor to the emotional panel reveals and star-studded interviews, catch up on all the unforgettable sights from Comic-Con.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

Frédérique's mother has died recently leaving her the family stud farm. She's never met her father, doesn't even know his name. But she finds it on the back of an old photo. She sets off for Paris. She stays with her gay dancer pal Marc. Marc and friends decide to go to their favourite gay bar... but it's men only. So Frédérique becomes Frédéric, an effeminate gay boy... Frédérique follows her father. Pierre Arroux is an art curator - and gay. She introduces herself to him, but as Frédéric. So while Frédéric is quite an awkward young man and an embarrassment to his father, Frédérique is secretly meeting with her old boyfriend now living in Paris... Written by David Carless

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

From Behind  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An intriguing comedy with heart
27 September 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Le Derrière tells the story of a provincial young woman (Lemercier) who, after the death of her mother, goes to Paris to look for her mysterious father (Rich) who is in fact a sympathetic, rich, snobbish and gay figure of the art scene. With the help of gay friends, she makes him believe that she's a boy, and moves to his place. Though this summary makes the movie look like the "Cage aux folles" sort of gay comedies, it's much better than this. Lemercier, a well-known comedian in France, has a bizarre talent for characters who, in spite of being "extreme" or close to caricature, are also touching and complex. She mixes physical (and sometimes gross) comedy with more subtle things (like the relationships between her father and his boy-friend). At the end of the film we really like these people and care for them. The last shot of the movie is a pure delight.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?