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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 »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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"Je rentre a la maison" is an elegant exploration of aging and personal loss directed by 93-year-old Manoel de Oliveira. See more (23 total) »

Cast

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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
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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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"Je rentre a la maison" is an elegant exploration of aging and personal loss directed by 93-year-old Manoel de Oliveira., 28 September 2001
Author: (claytonlowe@hotmail.com) from Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

"Je rentre a la maison" opens on the stage of a rather seedy theatre in Paris during the closing act of Ionesco's absurdist drama "Exit the King" - exit the king indeed!

Portraying the old king is Gilbert Valence (Michel Piccoli), a well known Parisian actor, who like the king is coming to the end of his career. Piccoli no sooner steps off stage than a group of somber friends deliver to him the bad news that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have just been killed in an auto accident. All that now remains of his family is his young grandson.

In this remarkably understated film Oliveira uses long takes, a rarely moving camera, and natural background sounds to emphasize what's going on in the faces of his actors. After a summer of films like "Fast and Furious," "Rat Race," and "Rush Hour 2" it is a relief to be able to slow down and indulge in the more subtle nuances of the filmic art.

One of the movie's most treasured moments occurs when Piccoli is cast in an English-language film based on James Joyce's novel, "Ulysses." Appearing in a cameo role as the director of this movie-within-a-movie is John Malkovich who takes full advantage of Oliveira's long take close-ups of him as he sadly watches Piccoli having difficulties with his lines. The last shot in the film is also a long take of the face of Piccoli's grandson as he watches his grandfather pause on the landing while making his way up the stairs to his room.

"Je rentre a la maison" is a low-key version of Scott Hicks' more thickly romantic, "Hearts in Atlantis," which has a similar theme.

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