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Release Date:
11 July 2001 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
The ability to love. The inability to love... The hunger to love. See more »
Plot:
Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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Masterful, atmospheric horror film, but certainly not for everyone See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Vincent Gallo ... Shane Brown

Tricia Vessey ... June Brown

Béatrice Dalle ... Coré
Alex Descas ... Léo
Florence Loiret Caille ... Christelle (as Florence Loiret-Caille)

Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Erwan
Raphaël Neal ... Ludo
José Garcia ... Choart
Hélène Lapiower ... Malécot
Marilu Marini ... Friessen

Aurore Clément ... Jeanne
Bakary Sangaré ... Le Gardien de nuit
Lionel Goldstein ... Le Réceptioniste
Céline Samie ... La Femme de la brasserie
Arnaud Churin ... Le Routier
Slimane Brahimi ... L'Ami de Christelle
Alice Houri ... La Jeune fille du métre
Véra Chidyvar ... La Femme du Métro
Csilla Lukacs-Molnar ... Femme de chambre 1
Nelly Zargarian ... Femme de chambre 2
Rosa Nikolic ... Femme de chambre 3
Lacrita Massix ... L'Hôstesse de l'air
Myriam Theodoresco ... Les amoureux
Alexandre Uzureau de Martynoff ... Les amoureux
Laure Guérard ... La Femme haute talons
Albert Szpiro ... La Patient du dispensaire
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Directed by
Claire Denis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claire Denis 
Jean-Pol Fargeau 

Produced by
Georges Benayoun .... producer
Françoise Guglielmi .... associate producer
Philippe Liégeois .... producer
Kazuko Mio .... co-producer
Jean-Michel Rey .... producer
Seiichi Tsukada .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tindersticks 
 
Cinematography by
Agnès Godard 
 
Film Editing by
Nelly Quettier 
 
Casting by
James Calleri 
Nicolas Lublin 
Richard Rousseau 
 
Production Design by
Arnaud de Moleron 
 
Art Direction by
Etienne Rohde 
 
Costume Design by
Judy Shrewsbury 
Caroline Tavernier (costumer)
 
Makeup Department
Magali Ceyrat .... makeup artist: Béatrice Dalle
Michel Demonteix .... hair stylist: Béatrice Dalle
Danièle Vuarin .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Xavier Amblard .... production manager
Christine Gaymay .... unit manager
Fabien Pondevaux .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Boshart .... second assistant director
Gabriel Julien-Laferrière .... first assistant director (as Gabriel-Julien Laferriere)
 
Art Department
Nicolas Contre .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Jean-Christophe Winding .... sound editor (as Christophe Winding)
 
Special Effects by
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
David François .... digital artist
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... gaffer
Julien Bureau .... assistant camera
Pauline Coste .... second assistant camera
Gérard Delayat .... key grip (as Gérard Guingne Delayat)
Lionel Perrin .... additional first assistant camera
Thérèse Somano .... assistant camera
Richard Vidal .... electrician
 
Casting Department
James Calleri .... casting: USA
Audrey Gatimel .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Glaser .... assistant editor
Emmanuelle Pencalet .... first assistant editor
Anne-Cécile Vergnaud .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dickon Hinchliffe .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Franck Belaiche .... production assistant (as Franck Prince)
Patrick Boshart .... location scout
Mathilde Cukierman .... location scout
Irene de Balasy .... production secretary
David Giordano .... production administrator
Zoe Zurstrassen .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gargoyle" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
101 min | Argentina:102 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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The title of this film comes from a Frank Zappa song of the same name from the album "Freak Out!"See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: At time-stamp 56:49, a face (presumably the crew since no one is in the house) can be seen reflected in the glass door/window on the right of the screen.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Masterful, atmospheric horror film, but certainly not for everyone, 13 August 2008
Author: ametaphysicalshark from prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com

Although I liked Claire Denis' "Trouble Every Day" even more on this second viewing, I can fully understand why many hate the film. It is not a film one enjoys (except in a manner appreciative of it as art), and offers a narrative with little closure and sparse plot. It is also moody, brilliantly photographed by Agnes Godard, excellently-acted, and genuinely unsettling, and not just for the much-talked about gore (which takes up around five or so minutes of the film over two scenes).

The film's thin plot is based around dark scientific secrets and is more than a little reminiscent of one of David Cronenberg's sexually-charged horror films, but Denis' approach is completely different. The film lacks dialogue for most of its scenes, but the visuals tell the story far better than dialogue could anyway. We don't find out very much about these experiments, but we don't need to; the film is about the characters, especially Shane (played brilliantly by Vincent Gallo), and the film is ultimately more about Shane's struggle with his condition and his love for his wife (girlfriend? Not that it really matters...) than about the general plot or the gore.

"Trouble Every Day" (Zappa reference!) is certainly graphic, but only when it needs to be. There are two scenes of gore, both far from the worst anybody well-acquainted with horror films has seen in terms of the actual on-screen violence, but it is testament to Denis' great skill as director and the actors' great conviction that they feel so hard to watch, in particular the latter scene.

There have been films with more or less similar subject matter made before, but most of them are harmed by a cynical, harsh approach to their subjects. Denis' approach to this film is far more human, even towards what some might not hesitate to call monsters. The film is quiet, ponderous, and sensitive (so is the brilliant score by Tindersticks). The brilliant photography and Denis' wonderful mise-en-scène capture this warm feel very well, especially during the sex scene between Shane and his wife .

The critics who almost unanimously lambasted the film in 2001 raise some good points. Perhaps "Trouble Every Day" is under-written, although I enjoyed the fact that the film let me piece things together rather than tell me precisely what was going on. Perhaps the film has less depth than it thinks it does. But the real question is whether or not that keeps "Trouble Every Day" from being a triumph of atmosphere and style, and a haunting examination of gender roles and human sexuality? As far as I'm concerned, it certainly does not.

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