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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
"Ma femme est une actrice" (original title)

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A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

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Yvan
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John
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Nathalie
Laurent Bateau ...
Vincent
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David, the film director
Jo McInnes ...
David's assistant
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Géraldine
Lionel Abelanski ...
Georges
Valérie Leboutte ...
Young sexy girl
Annette Hazanavicius ...
Yvan's mother
Jean Abelanski ...
Yvan's father
Marie Denarnaud ...
Colette
Jean-Rachid ...
Blaise (as Jean Rachid)
Céline Cuignet ...
Lisette
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Paris can boast a population of 2,125,246. Of these 1,153,000 are women and 10,000 are actresses. Yvan, a young sports writer, is married to one who is very well known - Charlotte. They try to live a normal life, but her fame makes it difficult - autograph hunters interrupt their dinners, cops about to serve traffic summonses let them off with a warning and a smile when they recognize her, and impossible-to-get restaurant reservations magically appear when Charlotte makes the calls instead of Yvan. All this threatens and challenges his male ego, but Yvan is able to take her stardom in stride. Until, that is, a man at a bar asks him if he gets jealous watching his wife make love in the nude to another man on screen. It has never seriously bothered him before, but the stranger sows the first seed of doubt in his head... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »
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14 November 2001 (France)  »

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Budget:

FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,687 (Hong Kong) (8 November 2002)

Gross:

$1,052,922 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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Excellent and witty, a wonderfully balanced film.
13 September 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw the world premiere of "Ma femme est une actrice" last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. It's a wonderful romantic comedy that occasionally strays into the darker subject of sexual jealousy and paranoia that can rip lovers apart. Yvon Vital writes and directs with a mature sense of balance - darker scenes balanced with humour, imagined problems weighed against real crises, love compared with lust. Vital uses his dual role as writer and director to make reference to plot points in his own choice of framing and direction of the scene - this again balances the film, giving the viewer the feeling that they're being let in on a joke or personal reference.

I would highly recommend seeing this film if possible. We were told that a North American distributor has picked it up, so hopefully it will be released in a theatre near you.

Bravo!


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