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20 October 1999 (France) See more »
In this low key satirical farce, a CEO is released from prison and rejoins his family, who have a difficult time with his complete change in character, moving from a captain of industry to an eccentric innocent. | Add synopsis »
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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 Perreard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
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)
Jean-Claude Bonnichon .... travelling car
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:Tous publics | 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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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Very French Film, 4 February 2001
Author: lesyeuxdechat from Seattle, USA

There are many levels of emotional drama that are much more common in French cinema than in the United States. While American moviegoers tend to demand action and fast-paced dialogue in their films, French moviegoers are much more comfortable with films that explore the ways people deal with relationships, especially when they also poke a little fun at society.

This particular film does both in a way that is totally French, and simply cannot be understood in an American context. It is serious and yet it is light. Readjusting to life after serving a term in prison which he felt he did not deserve, a French executive mocks conventions even as he struggles with finding himself.

It's a good-natured kind of French cynicism that delights and annoys at the same time. From mocking people in a restaurant to wondering what's up at work to an innocent flirtation with a beautiful young woman, the focus is on the emotions, with a depth seldom found in American films.

Enjoyable for those who are tired of more of the same.

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