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1 March 2000 (France) See more »
The Sexy Comedy About Good Taste... And Bad Manners!
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  (in credits order)
Anne Alvaro ... Clara Devaux

Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jean-Jacques Castella

Alain Chabat ... Bruno Deschamps

Agnès Jaoui ... Manie

Gérard Lanvin ... Franck Moreno
Christiane Millet ... Angélique

Wladimir Yordanoff ... Antoine
Anne Le Ny ... Valérie, l'habilleuse
Brigitte Catillon ... Béatrice Castella
Raphaël Dufour ... Benoît
Xavier De Guillebon ... Weber
Camille Andraca
Céline Arnaud ... Virginie
Robert Bacri ... Le père de Castella
Marie Agnès Brigot ... La secrétaire de Castella (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
Michel Caccia ... Le peintre
Désir Carré ... Le passant
Claude Crétient
Scali Delpeyrat
Jérôme Huguet
Sam Karmann ... Le metteur en scène
Gaël Klein
Cécile Partouche
Bob Zaremba ... Fred
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bérangère Bailleul
Vanessa Chassaigne
Catherine Dewitt
Vincent Fouquet
Marie-Hélène Garnier
Réginald Huguenin ... Titus
Stanislas De la Tousche ... Le juge
Marc Le Gall
Jean-François Levistre ... Arsace
Didier Mahieu ... Le mari de Hedda
Maryse Ravera
Laurent Savalle
Jean-Marc Talbot ... Antiochus

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Un spectateur au théâtre (uncredited)

Directed by
Agnès Jaoui 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Pierre Bacri 
Agnès Jaoui 

Produced by
Christian Bérard .... producer
Charles Gassot .... producer
Jacques Hinstin .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jean-Charles Jarrel 
Cinematography by
Laurent Dailland 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
Set Decoration by
Marie Cheminal 
Costume Design by
Jackie Budin  (as Jackie Stephens-Budin)
Makeup Department
Sarah Guetta .... hair stylist
Philippe Mangin .... hair stylist
Jacky Reynal  (as Jackie Reynal)
Catherine Vrignaud .... makeup artist
Production Management
Daniel Chevalier .... production manager
Karine Ebert .... assistant unit manager
Marie-Paule Ester .... assistant production manager
Roland Godard .... unit manager
Trystram Sylvain .... unit manager
Bruno Vatin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sébastien Deux .... second assistant director
Antoine Garceau .... first assistant director
Béryl Peillard .... assistant director trainee
Art Department
Marie Cheminal .... set dresser
Ludovic Erbelding .... construction coordinator
Denis Hager .... property master
Philippe Lacomblez .... first assistant decorator
Emmanuel Marthon .... painter
Anne Passelergue .... assistant art director
Christophe Perruchi .... property master
Marie Rossignol .... painter
Sound Department
Jacques Ballay .... sound assistant
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Laurent Boudaud .... sound engineer
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Jacques Descomps .... recorder auditorium
Assia Dnednia .... assistant foley artist (as Assia Zipper-Dnednia)
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound engineer
Philippe Escanecrabe .... sound mixer
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound
Michel Klochendler .... sound editor
Jean-Noël Yven .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Georges Demétrau .... special effects
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects
Jorge Lorca .... stunts (as George Lorca)
Yoni Roch .... stunts
Daniel Vérité .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Banon .... first assistant camera
Touffik Chih .... grip
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Gil Fontbonne .... key grip
Philippe Giblin .... electrician
Tiphaine Helary .... assistant camera
Océane Lavergne .... second assistant camera
Olivier Neveu .... electrician
Pascal Pajaud .... gaffer
Nicolas Sommermeyer .... grip
Bernard Tissier .... camera operator: "b" camera
Casting Department
Laurent Soulet .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Breton .... costumer
Ann Dunsford .... costumer (as Anne Dunsford-Varenne)
Editorial Department
Elise Fievet .... assistant editor
Céline Jolivel .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Location Management
Sylvain Zorninger .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
Other crew
Sylvie Chevereau-Marchais .... production administrator
Marie-Paule Ester .... production secretary
Brigitte Hedou .... script supervisor (as Brigitte Hédou-Prat)
Thierry Valletoux .... reportage
Henry Villain .... travelling car

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Also Known As:
"Le goût des autres" - France (original title)
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Rated R for language and drug content
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The movie takes place and was shot in Rouen, Upper Normandy.See more »
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48 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Charm AND Substance, 18 October 2004
Author: julie-117 from OutWest

Why can't American directors make movies like this? It's quiet, calm, small, understated, beautifully paced (read: slow and leisurely) and thought-provoking. The premise of the movie is not whether opposites attract (which would be nothing new) but whether our preconceptions often keep us closed down to new people and new experiences. With some gentle nudges, the characters in this lovely movie take deep breaths, look again at people and situations, and see what had been missed before. And yes, it does make us think about how art enriches us and helps us abandon the old preconceptions. Jean-Pierre Bacri is, as usual, splendid, making himself mildly repulsive and appealing, almost simultaneously (though he ends up definitely on the appealing side of the line.) How does he do it? And it's a treat to know that the actress playing the younger woman, Manie, is both the film's director and screenwriter. If you want to know what I mean about pacing, just watch the main character, Clara, as she comes out of cafe after having been stood up for an English lesson. An American director would have cut the scene as she leaves the cafe and bustles across the street in the rain, annoyed and wound up tight as a drum. But in this movie, the camera follows Clara as she walks in the rain down a long street - the shot just lasts forever, and you can see all of Clara's irritation dissipating and turning into loneliness. It's a beautiful shot.

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