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Release Date:
20 March 2002 (France) See more »
Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sergi López ... Tom

Marilyne Canto ... Sylvie

Sylvie Testud ... Virginie

Sacha Bourdo ... L'éducateur
Jean-Jacques Vanier ... Le gendarme
Élisabeth Commelin ... La femme du gendarme (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Serge Riaboukine ... Martin
Catherine Riaux ... Nadine
Anne-Claire Le Bot ... Delphine
Kildine Barrière Bobes ... Copine Delphine
Jean-Paul Bonnaire ... Voisin retraité
Christiane Joguet-Laborde ... Voisine retraitée
Antoine Landraing ... Antoine
Jérémy Jouvance ... Jérémy
Maxime Landraing ... Maxime
Doria Achour ... Nina
Natacha Hanchiri ... Copine Nina
Hugo Bouin ... Enfant gendarme
Delphine Rio ... Enfant gendarme
Renaud Rio ... Enfants Nadine-Martin
Hugo Le Borgne ... Enfants Nadine-Martin
Jeanne Le Borgne ... Enfants Nadine-Martin
Morgan Le Borgne ... Enfants Nadine-Martin
Etienne Legendre ... Copain Maxime
Christine Paolini ... Assistante sociale
Gemma Guilemany ... Animatrice danse (as Gemma Guilemany Miret)
Alain Luc Guhur ... Animateur poterie
Jeanine Valignat ... Dame au vase
Marie Belhomme ... Secretaire du directeur
Yvette Harmonic ... Standardiste
Pierre Séverin ... Jeune directeur
Loïc Baylacq ... Paysan trançonneuse (as Loïc Bellac)
Roland Lancelot ... Patron crêperie
Dominique Prie ... Gendarme nationale
Hervé Mahieux ... Chasseurs
Antoine Pereniguez ... Chasseurs
Vincent Spatari ... Voisin de table
Yvon Le Goff ... Directeur foyer
Emmanuel Augeard ... Collègue gendarme
Fabien Kachev ... Couple terrasse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Poirier ... L'ivrogne à la fête (uncredited)

Directed by
Manuel Poirier 
Writing credits
Manuel Poirier (scenario)

Produced by
Maurice Bernart .... producer
Laurent Pétin .... producer
Michèle Pétin .... producer
Cinematography by
Christophe Beaucarne 
Film Editing by
Joël Jacovella 
Production Design by
Roland Mabille 
Costume Design by
Sophie Dwernicki 
Makeup Department
Françoise Bosc .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Hervé Duhamel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Portron .... assistant director
Art Department
Nuria Calavera .... set dresser (as Nuria Calavera Bitria)
Laurence Vendroux .... property master
Sound Department
Emmanuel Augeard .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Bernard .... sound mixer
Éric Bonnard .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Favre .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Cedric Nicolas .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Frédérique Barraja .... still photographer (as Freddy Barraja)
Angelo Chinosi .... key grip
Guillaume Deffontaines .... first assistant camera
Elodie Delettre .... second assistant camera (as Élodie Delettre)
David Lamberta .... electrician
Cyran Van Den Hove .... electrician (as Cyran Vandenhove)
Pierre Vergnes .... grip
Bruno Verstraete .... chief electrician
Editorial Department
Elodie Mittet .... assistant editor
Music Department
Java .... musician
Other crew
Fabiola Claz .... production secretary
Sophie Dwernicki .... script supervisor
Sandrine Vitali .... production administrator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les femmes... ou les enfants d'abord..." - France (original title)
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120 min | Spain:123 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
France:Tous publics | Spain:T | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
Filming Locations:

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Real and sweet, 8 December 2002
Author: LorienGL from Barcelona

This is a great film, not great in the sense of how much money had been spent to produce it, but in the real sense of the word great. This film touches your soul, makes something change inside you, because talks about real lives and real scenes, with happiness and trouble. I recommend to see it, I love it so much (my girlfriend too).

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