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Director:
Writers:
Robin Campillo (scenario)
Laurent Cantet (scenario)
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Release Date:
14 November 2001 (France) See more »
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Now he must decide between his life of lies...or the truth.
Plot:
An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Masterpiece See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aurélien Recoing ... Vincent

Karin Viard ... Muriel
Serge Livrozet ... Jean-Michel
Jean-Pierre Mangeot ... Father
Monique Mangeot ... Mother
Nicolas Kalsch ... Julien
Marie Cantet ... Alice
Félix Cantet ... Félix
Olivier Lejoubioux ... Stan
Maxime Sassier ... Nono
Elisabeth Joinet ... Jeanne
Nigel Palmer ... Jaffrey
Christophe Charles ... Fred
Didier Perez ... Philippe
Philippe Jouannet ... Human resources director
Pauline de Laubie ... Laetitia
Jamila Abdallah ... Fati
Didier Folques ... Luc
Sophie Cabaille ... Valerie
Pascal Maugein ... Patrick
Jacques Gillot ... Warehouse customer
Thierry Fernandez ... Security guard
Elisabeth Lalanne ... Jeffrey's wife
Lola Rhode ... Jeffrey's daughter
Manon Lepage ... Julie
Maryline Merat ... Jeffrey's secretary
Philippe Maynial ... Fred's director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicolas Beauvais

Directed by
Laurent Cantet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robin Campillo  scenario
Laurent Cantet  scenario

Produced by
Simon Arnal .... associate producer
Caroline Benjo .... producer
Barbara Letellier .... executive producer
Carole Scotta .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Milon 
 
Film Editing by
Robin Campillo 
Stephanie Leger 
 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
Constance Demontoy 
 
Production Design by
Romain Denis 
 
Art Direction by
Patrick Barthelemy 
Mario Belf 
Brahim El Amrani 
Mylene Graziano 
Laeticia Lagache 
Benoit Noiret 
Raymond Pied 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Laval 
Elisabeth Mehu 
 
Makeup Department
Manuela Taco .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Benoît Baverel .... assistant unit manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Guerbois .... unit manager
Jérôme Petament .... unit manager
Elise Voitey .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Alzieu .... assistant director
Isabelle Coursin .... assistant director
Rafaele Ravinet-Virbel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Vincent Dietschy .... art consultant
Florent Maillot .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... sound effects editor
Fabrice Conesa .... sound mixer
Valérie Deloof .... supervising sound editor
Assia Dnednia .... sound effects editor (as Assia Zipper)
Olivier Mauvezin .... sound
Agnes Ravez .... sound editor
Paulin Sagna .... sound
Francis Violette .... post-synchronization
 
Special Effects by
Joaquim Duro .... special effects
Christophe Schmitt .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ludovic Caron .... electrician
Loic Evenou .... first assistant camera (segments)
Jean-Michel Fages .... Steadicam operator
Sophie Lelou Mollard .... electrician (as Sophie Mollard)
Patrick Llopis .... grip
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Philippe Marton .... grip
Patrice Milet .... electrician
Mathilde Perreau .... assistant camera
Jacques Philipponeau .... electrician (as Jacques Philipponneau)
Catherine Pujol .... assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... Steadicam operator
Jean-Mary Vodoz .... electrician
Pierre Weité .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Catherine Manners .... music coordinator
Steve Parr .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal services
Agnès Chabot .... press attache
Emmanuelle de Reynal .... production assistant
Cathy Tomasi .... script supervisor
Sandrine Vitali .... production administrator
 

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Also Known As:
"L'emploi du temps" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sensuality
Runtime:
134 min
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Trivia:
Inspired by a true story, that of Jean-Claude Romand. In reality, Romand went on to kill, on January 9, 1993, his wife, two children and both his parents.See more »
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece, 17 August 2002
Author: MICHAEL O'FARRELL (mpofarrell) from Albany, NY

There is a telling moment toward the end of the new French film L'Emploi Du temps (Time Out) when the main protagonist confides to another character that he hated his previous job so much that many times while driving to a designated business appointment he would intentionally miss the appropriate exit and continue driving aimlessly , not wanting to leave his car. This behavior eventually results in his dismissal , a fact he hides from his family.

A white collar worker who has lost enthusiasm for his job , Vincent spends each "work day" sitting in public parks and eateries fabricating imaginary business meetings and appointments , talking to his wife on a cell phone and promising her that he will be home soon ; for supposed longer trips he sleeps in his car at night , interrupted at times by parking lot security who gruffly tell him to leave, What follows is a devastating tale of lies and more lies , of eroding relationships with wife , children , parents and friends. Vincent finds himself in a nether world and this film's director , Laurent Cantet , brings a chillingly cold but compassionate eye to the proceedings. Curtly refusing help from a former friend and business associate who is aware of his predicament , Vincent becomes enmeshed in a labyrinth of deceitful money making schemes. If all this seems like so much high melodrama , be assured that Mr. Cantet has painted as naturalistic a portrait of one man's modern day angst as has been seen on the screen in many a moon. Here is a filmmaker who possesses a keen eye for ordinary , everyday life. What distinguishes this magnificent film from most contemporary releases is its total lack of artifice. Each sequence in this riveting movie is so spontaneous that it convinces the viewer that what is happening is real. Much of the credit for this must go to Aurelien Recoing as Vincent. A handsome French actor , he portrays a likable fellow encroaching middle age who has lost his way ; as the film progresses , his sturdy frame becomes weighed down as much from literally running away from home and responsibilities as running from himself. Equally impressive is Karin Viard as Vincent's loving but exasperated wife. The movie also benefits immeasurably from the director's penchant for casting on professionals in supporting roles , no better an example than the presence of Serge Livrozet as a petty crook , a character who serves as an important catalyst for the film's gripping denouement. Mr. Livrozet , who acts with the authority of a seasoned professional and turns in a brilliant performance , is in real life an ex-convict who apparently lived the life he portrays on screen. This adds a verisimilitude that makes watching this movie such a sobering experience. As spontaneous as this picture feels , it doesn't lack for a meticulous production design. Elegant camera work , carefully appropriated sets ( the interiors of the Geneva office building Vincent wanders through look as though they were photographed and designed by Stanley Kubrick ) add to the chilly atmosphere. Jocelyn Pook's melancholy chamber music seems suffocatingly oppressive at first but achieves an overwhelming resonance at the story's climax. One man's isolation may not seem like an earth shaking subject for a movie.

Playwrights from Becket to Genet to Miller have traversed this area very eloquently in the past. But Laurent Cantet has fashioned a modern day morality tale that very quietly and methodically builds to a fever pitch of anger , loss and sorrow. The final scene of this film is devastating ; it will fill you with contradictory emotions. It is one of the great endings in movies. L'Emploi Du temps is a giant of a film , a masterpiece for our time.

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