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12 January 2001 (Spain) See more »
After the dead of the eldest daughter, Germaine and Gilles and their children leave for a holiday in the mountains to restore their bond. However, the killer of their daughter also resides in those mountains and Gilles wants revenge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Rosa Renom ... Germaine Bedard

Dirk Roofthooft ... Gilles Bedard
Catherine Grosjean ... Muriel Bedard (as Cathy Grosjean)
Benoit Skalka ... Albert
Iwana Krzeptowski ... Janine
Simon de Thomaz ... Ronald
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valérie Ancel ... Françoise
Dominique Baeyens
Sjarel Branckaerts ... Duvivier
Jordi Cornell ... Doublier de Miguel
Agathe Cornez ... Nicole
Frederic Dailly ... Louis
Joan Dalmau ... Alfredo
Eva de Luis ... Rolande
Julie Delort ... Lisa
Philippe Drecq ... Chauffeur
Toni Duch ... Le client du bar
Dominique Garras ... Elilie
Christophe Godinou ... Francesco
Jan Hammenecker ... Policier 1
Serge Larivière ... Léon
Javier Lorente ... Figuration

Laia Marull ... Catalina
Josef Molins ... Le barman
Frank Morand ... Jean-Marc
Chloë Peytermann ... Louise Bisier
Chantal Pirotte ... Salsa dancer
Albert Pérez ... Agustín
André Simon ... Policier 2
Yves-François Spiguel ... Eric. le danseur

Tristán Ulloa ... Miguel Ibáñez

Directed by
Alain de Halleux 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alain de Halleux 
Claude Jasmin  novel
Eric van Beuren 

Produced by
Antonio Chavarrías .... producer
Eric van Beuren .... producer
Linda Van Tulden .... co-producer
Original Music by
Carles Cases 
Cinematography by
Philippe Guilbert 
Film Editing by
Michèle Maquet 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Gerda Diddens 
Patrick Hella 
Production Design by
Elisabeth Houtart 
Production Management
Victoria Borrás .... production manager
Pascual Otal .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Paul Figasso .... third assistant director
Marcus Himbert .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gert Beyns .... props
Sound Department
Ricard Casals .... sound re-recording mixer
Pascal Jasmes .... boom operator
Pierre Mertens .... sound
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-François Roqueplo .... key grip
Bruno Verstraete .... gaffer
Other crew
Mercedes Ayesta .... production coordinator
Élodie Van Beuren .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Pleure pas Germaine" - Belgium (original title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"I'm not the man I thought I was", 23 October 2005
Author: Travis_Bickle01

"Pleure pas Germaine" tells the story of Gilles, Germaine and their kids. A while ago, they lost their oldest daughter Rolande. Suicide or murder? The police doesn't know, but Gilles believes she was murdered. Of course, that theory was never been proved. Although they don't speak very often about the loss, it's always there.

The movie certainly isn't a classic drama of a dysfunctional family who has to deal with the death of a child. It's not a movie in the same style as "La Stanza Del Figlio" or "In The Bedroom". "Pleure pas Germaine" isn't melodramatic. There are next to several moving scenes also funny and hilarious scenes as well. Those two little kids are great, although their part is rather small. The other members of the cast are terrific as well, especially Dirk Roofthooft. He is very talented and he gives an amazing performance as Gilles, the father.

I don't know why this movie only has a 6.1 rating. It deserves much better. I really loved this movie. A laugh, a cry... "Pleure pas Germaine" has it all. Certainly worth watching!


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