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Director:
Writers:
Tonie Marshall (scenario and dialogue) and
Anne-Louise Trividic (scenario and dialogue) ...
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Release Date:
20 November 2002 (France) See more »
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Plot:
People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
NEAREST TO HEAVEN: More Of An Homage To Deneuve Than AN AFFAIR... See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Catherine Deneuve ... Fanette

William Hurt ... Matt
Bernard Le Coq ... Bernard
Hélène Fillières ... Lucie

Gilbert Melki ... Alain
Nathalie Richard ... Brigitte

Patrice Chéreau ... Pierre
Noémie Godin-Vigneau ... Carole

Emmanuelle Devos ... Jeune femme cinéma
Daniel Pommereulle ... L'éditeur
François Arnal ... Himself
Christian Cloarec ... Videur cinéma

Sebastien Fontaine ... Le client de la libraire

Paulina Porizkova ... Mary Rafelson
Thomas Beckett
Merwin Goldsmith
Alan Fawcett

Joris Jarsky
Tony Calabretta ... Barman
Ian Stone
Cecile Cristobal
Bill Corday
Vie Nystrom
Jacques Bassal
Amanda Strawn ... Receptionist
Bill Rowat

Molly O'Brien
Kevin Ryder ... Man in Bar

Randy Thomas ... Mr. 5th Avenue

Michael Daniel Murphy
Pierre Gage ... Chanteurs restraurant

Richard Jutras ... Chanteurs restraurant
Nancy Helms ... Chanteurs restraurant
Katie Emme McIninch ... Chanteurs restraurant (as Katie McIninch)
Clive McLean
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Beckett ... Gallery Owner
Nathalie Belanger ... Restaurant patron
Ondine Desfosses ... La petite fille

Cary Grant ... Nickie Ferrante from film 'An Affair to Remember' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Deborah Kerr ... Terry McKay from film 'An Affair to Remember' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Conrad Pla ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Dimitri Storoge ... Extra (uncredited)
John Way ... Lui (uncredited)

Directed by
Tonie Marshall 
 
Writing credits
Tonie Marshall (scenario and dialogue) and
Anne-Louise Trividic (scenario and dialogue)

Tonie Marshall (idea)

Produced by
Olivier Bomsel .... producer
Callum Greene .... line producer: New York
Andrés Vicente Gómez .... producer
Daniel Louis .... co-producer: Canada
Alain Peyrollaz .... producer
Denise Robert .... co-producer: Canada
Gilles Sandoz .... producer
Fabienne Vonier .... producer
 
Original Music by
François Dompierre 
David Hadjadj 
Jérôme Rebotier  (as Jérôme Robotier)
 
Cinematography by
Agnès Godard 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Comets 
 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
Jeanne Millet 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne-Charlotte Vimont 
 
Costume Design by
Friquette Thévenet 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Cédric Gérard .... key makeup artist
Cécile Rigault .... key makeup artist
Hervé Soulié .... makeup artist
Nathalie Trépanier .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Danielle Champoux .... production manager: Canada
Anthony Katagas .... production manager: New York
Jaime Tobon .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aude Cathelin .... first assistant director
Mariela Comitini .... second second assistant director: New York
Buck Deachman .... first assistant director: Montreal
Marc Flouquet .... art department
Vince P. Maggio .... first assistant director
Fabien Pondevaux .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gonzalo Cordoba .... property master: New York
Pierre-François Limbosch .... artistic director
Erik Leif Nelson .... art department production assistant
Jose Pavon .... assistant property master: New York
Thierry Poulet .... head painter
Ginette Robitaille .... production designer: Canada
Lucie Tremblay .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Hugo Callegari .... boom operator: Canada
Assia Dnednia .... assistant foley artist (as Assia Zipper)
Jean-Baptiste Faure .... boom operator
Jean-Jacques Ferran .... sound
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Béatrice Wick .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Lenoir .... special effects
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Robyn McNicoll .... stunt double (as Catherine Deveuve)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... gaffer
Tony Chapuis .... second assistant camera
Pauline Coste .... assistant camera
Pauline Coste .... first assistant camera
Gérard Delayat .... key grip (as Gérard Guingne Delayat)
Amelie Duceppe .... camera trainee
Steven C. O'Neill .... grip
Lionel Perrin .... focus puller
Richard Vidal .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Mike Bucci .... extras casting
Kathleen Chopin .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean-Paul Gaultier .... costume designer: Mademoiselle Catherine Deneuve
Ginette Magny .... chief costumer: Canada
Eden Miller .... assistant costume designer: New York
Marielle Robaut .... chief costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gaëlle Baud .... post-production assistant
Mike Fromentin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jean-Marc Bakouch .... music supervisor
Étienne Daho .... composer: theme song "Tu mi delirio"
David Hadjadj .... composer: additional music
Eric Michon .... music supervisor
Jérôme Rebotier .... composer: additional music (as Jérôme Robotier)
 
Transportation Department
Michel Boulanger .... driver: actress
 
Other crew
Emmanuelle Balestrieri .... financial controller
Emmanuelle Balestrieri .... production administrator
Annemarie Berthiaume .... film production secretary
Daniel Boudreau .... production assistant
Michel Boulanger .... assistant: Catherine Deneuve
Da Cruz Bruno .... physical coach
Caroline Dieusaert .... production assistant
Julie Garceau .... computer playback operator
Francois Larose .... set runner
Peri Lupowitz .... assistant production office coordinator: New York
Christian Ménard .... production assistant
Arnaud Plé .... assistant administrator
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
Jackie Stolfi .... production coordinator
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
Julie Thouin .... production coordinator
Maggie Shuter .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Au plus près du paradis" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Italy:100 min (Venice Film Festival)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:G | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:T | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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Movie Connections:
Features An Affair to Remember (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
'Round About MidnightSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
NEAREST TO HEAVEN: More Of An Homage To Deneuve Than AN AFFAIR..., 11 April 2005
Author: coffee_N_cigz from United States

NEAREST TO HEAVEN a memorable line from the 1957 classic AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER is the springboard for this film...Fanette (Deneuve) is a woman living in regret over the fact she failed to commit to the love of her life during the best times of her life...she's haunted by him on every street corner, corridor, & movie theatre...his image seems to be burnt into her head...now after years of waiting & wondering she finally gets a second chance at love...

The story is uneven & frustrating...music score is sometimes inappropriate to say the least...it's more of a homage to Deneuve than the wonderful Grant/Kerr film...Yes, Deneuve is stunning & yes, the camera seems to caress her every move & expression...but...she comes across as very cold & distant...uncomfortable mostly...its quite believable men in Fanette's life have thrown themselves at her feet & she just shrugs them off....one of them, Matt (Hurt) is a spontaneous photographer who's unexpectedly become her partner in NYC while she's there on business & a long awaited personal appointment...but it seems his character is written in as filler for someone to bounce Deneuve's dialogue off of...

Overall: Even if your a Catherine Deneuve fan as I am, you might want to skip this one...

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