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Director:
Writers:
Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue)
Jacques Parsi (scenario consultant: literature)
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Release Date:
8 June 2001 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
20 films you must watch at Mumbai Film Festival 2012
 (From DearCinema.com. 27 September 2012, 2:14 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Vermeer, not Rubens See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michel Piccoli ... Gilbert Valence

Catherine Deneuve ... Marguerite

John Malkovich ... John Crawford, Film Director
Antoine Chappey ... George
Leonor Baldaque ... Sylvia
Leonor Silveira ... Marie
Ricardo Trêpa ... Guard
Jean-Michel Arnold ... Doctor
Adrien de Van ... Ferdinand

Sylvie Testud ... Ariel
Isabel Ruth ... Milkmaid
Andrew Wale ... Stephen
Robert Dauney ... Haines
Jean Koeltgen ... Serge
Mauricette Gourdon ... Guilhermine, the Housekeeper
Vania ... Organ Grinder
Jacques Parsi ... Friend of the Agent
Armel Monod ... Second Friend of the Agent
Jean Chicot ... Waiter
Christian Ameri ... Bistro Patron
Bruno Guillot ... Street Thug
Bernard Sanchez ... Bistro Patron Carrying Le Figaro
Jean-Luc Horvais ... Bistro Patron Carrying Le Monde
Nathalie Guéraud ... Agent's Secretary
Madame Duteil ... School Director
Catherine Trembloy ... Saleswoman at Art Store
Vina Hiridjee ... Autograph Seeker #1
Caroline Lavallée ... Autograph Seeker #2
Emmanuelle Fèvre ... Make-Up Woman
Philippe Mangin ... Hairdresser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Burns ... Equipe tournage Américaine
Marlon Courbin
Eddie Crew ... Equipe tournage américaine
Stephen Croce ... Equipe tournage américaine
Max Seide ... Equipe tournage américaine

Directed by
Manoel de Oliveira 
 
Writing credits
Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue)

Jacques Parsi (scenario consultant: literature)

Eugène Ionesco (play "Le roi se meurt")

William Shakespeare (play "The Tempest")

James Joyce (book "Ulysses")

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sabine Lancelin 
 
Film Editing by
Valérie Loiseleux 
 
Casting by
Marion Touitou 
 
Production Design by
Yves Fournier 
 
Costume Design by
Isabel Branco 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Combas .... key makeup artist
Emmanuelle Fèvre .... key makeup artist
Philippe Mangin .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mohand Hadjlarbi .... unit manager
Alexandre Meliava .... unit production manager
Philippe Rey .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Bouffard .... assistant director
José Maria Vaz da Silva .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bernard Bridon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jean-François Auger .... sound mixer
John Fewell .... sound effects editor
Henri Maïkoff .... sound
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Magis .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Slovenská Filharmónia .... orchestra
 
Other crew
Júlia Buisel .... script supervisor
Marielle Duigou .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Marcel Bozonnet .... thanks
Daniel Jean .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Je rentre à la maison" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Trivia:
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#05)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: From the 2nd to the 3rd Café scene, the headlines on both Le Figaro and Liberátion do not change, and it is supposed to be another day.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Vermeer, not Rubens, 28 September 2002
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

I'm Going Home [Je rentre à la maison (2001)] is a

masterpiece from Manoel de Oliveira. This film is quiet,

fascinating, and truly memorable. de Oliveira has chosen

the aging, brilliant French actor Michel Piccoli to portray an

aging, brilliant French actor. The combination of skilled

director and skilled actor results in an almost perfect film.

The plot is basic and could be summarized in a paragraph.

What makes this movie a masterpiece is the manner in which

de Oliveira sets up each scene so that it is an organic

entity--linked to the scenes before and after it, but nonetheless

able to stand on its own. Each scene is, in fact, a small

masterpiece.

As an example, Piccoli's character is seated in front of the

mirror, while a makeup artist carefully, skillfully, and

professionally adds makeup. The scene is shot as if

through the mirror, so Piccoli and the makeup person are

looking at us to check the results. A man stands quietly in

the background. At first we don't understand why he is there.

Then, the makeup artists pauses, and the man begins to

place a wig on Piccoli's head. All three of these people are

portrayed as experienced, capable, and clearly expert at what

they do. They work quietly and efficiently in a manner

expected of people who have done this before, and will do it

again. The man steps back, the makeup person begins to

add a moustache, and, by the end of the scene, Piccoli's

appearance is transformed. A gem!

Think of this movie as if you were at an exhibition of Vermeer

paintings. You move from painting to painting. Most of the

works are small, often just one or two persons are portrayed,

and the lighting and composition are perfect. Each painting

is a masterpiece, and together they create a brilliant exhibition.

This is "I'm Going Home."

If you want bright colors, action, large expanses of flesh,

multiple characters, and constant movement, find an

exhibition of paintings by Rubens. Perhaps equally enjoyable,

but not Vermeer, and not de Oliveira.



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