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Release Date:
13 September 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Crimes of passion are not always between lovers.
Plot:
Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Precise Acting and Chain-smoking Belie Ambiguous Reasoning in Therese
 (From Village Voice. 20 August 2013, 9:00 PM, PDT)

Claude Miller, 1942 - 2012
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DVD Release: I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive
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Fine rendering of the Rendell work. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sandrine Kiberlain ... Betty Fisher

Nicole Garcia ... Margot Fisher

Mathilde Seigner ... Carole Novacki
Luck Mervil ... François Diembele

Edouard Baer ... Alex Basato (as Édouard Baer)

Stéphane Freiss ... Edouard

Yves Jacques ... René the Canadian

Roschdy Zem ... Dr. Jerome Castang
Consuelo De Haviland ... Madame Barsky
Yves Verhoeven ... Martinaud
Annie Mercier ... Jacqueline
Alexis Chatrian ... Jose Novacki
Enzo Crebessegues ... Child
Arthur Setbon ... Joseph Fisher
Réva Rothstein ... Child
Pascal Gomis ... Child
Fouleymata Sidibe ... Child

Michaël Abiteboul ... Milo

Samir Guesmi
Béatrice Agenin ... La maîtresse d'Alex
Virginie Emane ... Fatou

Francis Leplay
Valérie Bettencourt
Pascal Bonitzer ... Monsieur Barsky
François Roy ... Jean-Jean
Noémie Fansten
Laurent Queval
Bernard Bolzinger
Tadrina Hocking
Julie Glenn
Antoine Cormery
Louis Burlet
Nicky Marbot
Tévy Loo K
Didier Mérigou
Mustapha Chadli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnès Gattegno

Valérie Lecomte ... The head nurse
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Directed by
Claude Miller 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Miller 
Ruth Rendell  novel "The Tree of Hands"

Produced by
Claire Barrau .... executive producer
Yves Marmion .... producer
Annie Miller .... executive producer
Annie Miller .... producer
Nicole Robert .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
François Dompierre 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Pollock 
 
Film Editing by
Véronique Lange 
 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko 
 
Set Decoration by
Patrick Colpaert 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Bouchard 
 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boitout .... key hair stylist
Lucía Bretones-Méndez .... key makeup artist
Marie Luiset .... makeup artist
John Nollet .... hair stylist
Emmanuel Pitois .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Claire Barrau .... unit manager
Rémi Bergman .... unit production manager
Gilles Loutfi .... production manager
Bruno Perdrigeat .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Estelle Bellin .... assistant director
Emmanuel Murat .... third assistant director
Laure Prévost .... first assistant director
Stéphane Talagrand .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Patrick Colpaert .... set dresser
Pierre Gompertz .... first assistant decorator
Laurent Jarriau .... property master
Emmanuel Lechat .... upholsterer
Françoise Lechat .... upholsterer
Thomas Leporrier .... props
Félix Malle .... props
 
Sound Department
Jo Caron .... adr foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Martin Cazes .... assistant sound mixer
Jérôme Décarie .... sound effects editor
Phillipe Frumignac .... foley assistant
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley assistant
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Clovis Gouaillier .... assistant sound mixer
Claude La Haye .... sound
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronization
Antoine Morin .... sound effects editor
Guy Pelletier .... dialogue editor
Louis Piche .... boom operator (as Louis Piché)
Francis Péloquin .... boom operator
Hans Peter Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Benoit Touchette .... sound coordinator
Raymond Vermette .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Bernard Chevreul .... special effects
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunt double
Dominique Fouassier .... stunt double
Dan Schwarz .... stunts
Daniel Vérité .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jérôme Alméras .... first assistant camera
Philippe Andron .... key grip
Lucilio Da Costa Pais .... electrician (as Lucilio Da Costa)
Catherine Georges .... first assistant camera
Izet Kutlovac .... electrician
Romain Lacourbas .... second assistant camera
Irina Lubtchansky .... first assistant camera
Nathan Miller .... assistant camera
Christophe Pollock .... camera operator
Olivier Porchet .... second assistant camera
Olivier Regent .... gaffer
Christian Thurot .... grip
Isabelle Weingarten .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Pascale Béraud .... extras casting director
Aude Tiberghien .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christel Birot .... costumer (as Christelle Birot)
Felia Torres-Guy .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Chrystel Alépée .... assistant editor
Pierre Berlot .... color timer
Gérard Heydon .... color timer: video
Peggy Koretzky .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Martin Lizée .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Valerie Arbib .... production secretary
Stéphane Aupetit .... production assistant
Frederik Bois .... title designer
Jean Brun .... production administrator
Michel Flaesch .... animal wrangler
François Guerrar .... unit publicist
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
Yann Le Borgne .... location scout
Pierre Reyssat .... production assistant
Myriam Segall .... location scout
Stéphane Talagrand .... location scout
Martine Vergnes .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Betty Fisher et autres histoires" - France (original title)
"Betty Fisher and Other Stories" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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Trivia:
In the scene in which Alex goes to the bookshelf and pulls down a book in which some money is hidden, all the books on that shelf are by Ruth Rendell, who wrote the book this film was based on. The cover of the French version of that book, entitled 'Jeux des Mains', is prominently displayed when he pulls down the book.See more »
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Version of Innocent Victim (1989)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fine rendering of the Rendell work., 18 October 2004
Author: dbdumonteil

When he's at his best,that is to say when his movies deal with childhood/parenthood ("la classse de neige) or the difficult passage from adolescence to adult age ("la meilleure façon de marcher" ,his towering achievement,and "l'effrontée"),Claude Miller makes really strong films.

Whereas his adaptation of Patricia Highsmith ("this sweet sickness" aka "dites-lui que je l'aime")was downright disappointing ,his foray into Ruth Rendell is highly successful.First of all,this novel was tailor-made for him:it's a movie about monstrous love,self-love for the grandmother (a never better Nicole Garcia),painful love for the young mother(Kimberlain) ,absence of love for Seigner's character in a story revolving around children.

Rendell's novels are very complex,involving many characters ,who brush against one another more than they meet ;sometimes,it takes a long time before we know the connection between them.But Miller succeeds brilliantly in his adaptation :he devotes each character a "chapter"

(hence the title) "Betty's story" "Joseph's story" etc.In Rendell's work ,like in Highsmith's ,the frontier between the "culprits" and the "innocents" is very vague and we never know which ones will get away.

Minor critic: the actor playing Alex is not very credible because he's not really the looks of a gigolo.

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