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Release Date:
28 August 2002 (France) See more »
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Plot:
When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 nominations See more »
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Oh boy! Auteuil! See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Daniel Auteuil ... Jean-Marc Faure

Géraldine Pailhas ... Christine Faure

François Cluzet ... Luc

Emmanuelle Devos ... Marianne
Alice Fauvet ... Alice
Martin Jobert ... Vincent
Michel Cassagne ... Le père de Jean-Marc
Joséphine Derenne ... La mère de Jean-Marc
Anne Loiret ... Cécile
Olivier Cruveiller ... Jean-Jacques
Nadine Alari ... La mère de Christine
Nicolas Abraham ... Xavier
Bernard Fresson ... Le père de Christine

François Berléand ... Rémi
Muriel Amat
Arié Arichi
Humbert Balsan ... Dr. Michel Philippot
Marie Barronet
Anne Benoît

Roberto Bestazzoni
Sibylle Blanc
Sylvie Blotnikas
Patricia Bopp
Catherine Chevallier
Paola Comis
Maimouna Coulibaly
Catherine Epars
François Germond
Arnaud Guenet
Valérie Kéruzoré
Jean-Claude Leguay ... Le magistrat à la déposition
Judith Marouani
Bernard Nissile
Christian Pageault
Hubert Saint-Macary ... Dr. Lantier
Ian Smith
Marc Tissot
Théodule Carré-Cassaigne ... Child (as Théodul Carré-Cassaigne)
Zéphirin Carré-Cassaigne ... Child
Zoé Carré-Cassaigne ... Child

Corentin Daumas ... Child
Florent Delaunoy ... Child (as Florian Delaunoy)
Romain Dreyfus ... Child
Augustin Jacquet ... Child
Audrey Lavirotte ... Child
Aristide Renting ... Child
Isidore Renting ... Child
Pippa Schallier ... Child
Fanny Winter ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sébastien Thiery ... Family member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nicole Garcia 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frédéric Bélier-Garcia 
Emmanuel Carrère  novel
Jacques Fieschi 
Nicole Garcia 

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... executive producer
Andres Martin .... associate producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Ruth Waldburger .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Marc Fabre 
 
Film Editing by
Emmanuelle Castro 
 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Véronique Barnéoud 
Thierry Flamand 
 
Costume Design by
Nathalie du Roscoat 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Leticia Rochaix .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Helene Glabeke .... post-production supervisor
François Menny .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Barronet .... third assistant director
Olivier Horlait .... first assistant director
Joseph Rapp .... second assistant director
Charles Senard .... second second assistant director
Isabelle Vossart .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Stéphane Cressend .... property master
Jacky Hardouin .... carpenter
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... set dresser
Christine Teulier .... property master
Gilles Tissot .... set dresser
Cecile Vatelot .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound
Dominique Eyraud .... boom operator
Stéphanie Granel .... sound
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound
Nicolas Moreau .... sound
Stephane Rabeau .... conform editor
Annick Raoul .... dialogue editor
Stéphane Thiébaut .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
David Genty .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blaise Bauquis .... grip
Philippe Canu .... grip
Emilie de la Hosseraye .... still photographer
Nicolas Le Gal .... assistant camera
Nicolas Ragetly .... crane technician grip
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician
Jan Rubens .... steadicam operator
Benjamin Speyer .... crane technician
Christian Weyers .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tess Hammami .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Carlos Pinto .... apprentice editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
 
Other crew
Marie-Jo Duchemin .... production assistant
Agnès Feuvre .... script supervisor
Charles Senard .... additional location scout: Paris
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'adversaire" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
129 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Based on a true story, that of Jean-Claude Romand, who on January 9, 1993, killed his wife, two children and both his parents.See more »
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Oh boy! Auteuil!, 9 October 2004
Author: hokeybutt from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

THE ADVERSARY (3+ outta 5 stars)

Chilling French suspense tale (based on a true story) of a seemingly well-to-do doctor, a husband and father, who turns out to be a complete fraud. He pretends to go to work in a prestigious medical building but all he does is loiter and kill time until he has to return home. He takes money from family and friends, pretending to invest it in foreign ventures... but he just uses their money to live on, buying his family more expensive homes and automobiles (plus a hot, young mistress for himself). But eventually people start demanding to see some returns on their investments... or want to withdraw large sums that the good "doctor" just doesn't have. So he keeps stalling and putting them off until he runs totally out of options and his whole world comes crashing down... resulting in his final, chilling actions. Terrific performance by Daniel Auteuil... who has the difficult job of trying to engender sympathy for a man who deserves none.

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