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Release Date:
20 October 1999 (France) See more »
Plot Keywords:
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Directed by
Benoît Jacquot 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jérôme Beaujour  writer
Benoît Jacquot  writer

Produced by
Georges Benayoun .... producer
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Brigitte Faure .... executive producer
Françoise Guglielmi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Olivier Lebé 
Cinematography by
Romain Winding 
Film Editing by
Pascale Chavance 
Production Design by
Sylvain Chauvelot 
Costume Design by
Thierry Delettre 
Corinne Jorry 
Makeup Department
Michèle Constantinides .... key makeup artist (as Michelle Constantinides)
Paul de Fisser .... key hair stylist
Karina Gruais .... makeup artist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key makeup artist
Nathalie Tissier .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christine De Jekel .... production supervisor
Marie-Eve Graviou-Dural .... unit manager (as Marie-Eve Dural)
David Lueza .... assistant unit manager
Olivier Martin .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilles Balezeaux .... assistant director
Yann Le Borgne .... trainee assistant director
Antoine Santana .... first assistant director
Guillaume Hanoun .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Eric Chemel .... assistant decorator
Pascal Courtinel .... painter
Dominique Junca .... painter
Jérôme Larivière .... carpenter
Frédéric Schaumburg .... carpenter
Gilles Tissot .... assistant decorator
Wouter Zoon .... property master
Sound Department
Serge Arthus .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Jean-Max Morise .... post-synchronisation
Francis Perrard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perreard)
Daniel Sobrino .... sound assistant
François Tourtet .... assistant sound editor
Pascal Villard .... sound
Michel Vionnet .... sound
Jérôme Wiciak .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Alain Figlarz .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marc Duez .... grip
Jean-François Garreau .... key grip
Kareem La Vaullée .... Steadicam operator
Philippe Lardon .... assistant camera
Jacques Philipponeau .... gaffer
Frédérique Saj .... trainee assistant camera
Joel Spinola .... electrician (as Joël Spinola)
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Semira Suspene .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gwenola Heaulme .... assistant editor
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Other crew
Ariel Askénazi .... production assistant
Franck Belaiche .... production assistant (as Franck Prince)
Tahar Boualam .... groupman
Sandrine Boulet .... production assistant
Marylène Dastugue .... production secretary
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor (as Genevieve Dufour)
Lydia Setton .... production administrator
Brigitte Vingadassamy .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pas de scandale" - France (original title)
"No Scandal" - Europe (English title)
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105 min | Argentina:107 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | France:U | Hong Kong:IIB | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) | Singapore:M18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud)


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Fabrice Luchini is wonderful, 24 March 2004
Author: Bob Taylor ( from Canada

Benoit Jacquot's work hasn't been seen much in North America. His work doesn't have the slam-bang vulgarity of Patrice Chereau (Reine Margot) or the easy commercial charm of Patrice Leconte (Les Bronzes, M. Hire) to name two contemporaries. I liked Le septieme ciel and L'ecole de la chair very much--Jacquot has a real touch with actors, and he managed to coax some expression out of Isabelle Huppert in the latter film.

This one is like a French version of the Magnificent Ambersons; you have the same sense of a family crumbling through generational conflict. Jacquot isn't Welles, however, and there are stretches of dullness (those cafe scenes). The story couldn't be more timely: a CEO has just been released from prison after doing time for some dubious transactions. He's depressed, guilty at how his family have suffered, perplexed at the mixed signals his wife is sending. Luchini and Huppert are excellent at these short scenes of bitterness and frustration at home. Gregoire is a blend of criminal and Prince Mishkin, Luchini looks like Alec Guinness and plays wonderfully. Agnes is a tightly coiled woman who never breaks down; we wait for the explosion that never comes.

Stephanie the hairdresser is meant to represent the natural instincts that the Jeancourt family have tried to repress for so long. The scene between her and Agnes over the forgotten scarf is wonderfully uncomfortable (see it). Louis finally manages to blurt out, at the family dinner, that he has a daughter, born out of wedlock, whom he has never told his family about. The others don't hesitate for a second: congratulations are in order, emotional pain is chased away.

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