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Two couple of friends, one very rich the other almost homeless, decides to go on Holiday. Julie, a single mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Charlotte Rampling ... Elizabeth Lannier
Jacques Dutronc ... Bertrand Lannier

Carole Bouquet ... Lulu
Michel Blanc ... Jean-Pierre

Karin Viard ... Véronique
Denis Podalydès ... Jérôme

Clotilde Courau ... Julie
Vincent Elbaz ... Maxime
Lou Doillon ... Emilie

Sami Bouajila ... Kevin

Gaspard Ulliel ... Loïc

Mélanie Laurent ... Carole
Matthieu Boujenah ... Romain
Mickaël Dolmen ... Rena / Nanou
Barbara Kelsch ... Pauline

Nicolas Briançon ... Dr. Davy

Jade Phan-Gia ... Mme Davy
Serge Brincat ... Samuel
Hélène Pecqueur ... Clotilde

Dominic Gould ... Homme au parasol
Benoît Soles ... Hotel barman
Tugdual Rio ... Maitre d'hôtel restaurant
Arnaud Le Bozec ... Maître d'hôtel cocktail
Jean-François Demay ... Père Carole
Valérie Clairet ... Esthéticienne
Solène de la Villesbret ... Nina
Delphine Serina ... Femme Maxime
Gérard Renault ... Policier 1
Stéphane Bouby ... Policier 2
Nathalie Grandhomme ... Hôtesse aéroport

Ed Stoppard ... Rick
Park Bench ... Type boîte
Stephen Croce ... Passager US avion
Anna Murie ... Bébé 1
Zoé Murie ... Bébé 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Charles
Sylvie Normandeau ... Bar waitress

Craig Snoyer ... Bouncer

Directed by
Michel Blanc 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Blanc 
Joseph Connolly  book "Summer Things"

Produced by
Julie Baines .... co-producer
Yves Marmion .... producer
Jason Newmark .... associate producer
Enzo Porcelli .... co-producer (as Franco Vincenzo Porcelli)
 
Original Music by
Mark Russell 
 
Cinematography by
Sean Bobbitt 
 
Film Editing by
Maryline Monthieux 
 
Casting by
Françoise Menidrey 
 
Production Design by
Benoît Barouh 
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Jarrier-Prieur 
 
Costume Design by
Olivier Bériot 
 
Makeup Department
Katherine Hill .... makeup department head
Lydia Pujols .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pierre-François de Malézieu .... Assistant régisseur adjoint
Gérard Gaultier .... production manager
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production manager
Anne-Sophie Henry-Cavillon .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Inès de la Bévière .... second assistant director
Patrick Delabrière .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Christophe Couzon .... second assistant decorator
Benoit Dindinaud .... first assistant set designer
Jérémy Duchier .... props
Frank Monseigny .... first assistant art director
Dévi Tirouvanziam .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Katia Boutin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Denis Carquin .... boom operator
Christophe Chevalier .... foley artist assistant
Sophie Guindon .... assistant to sound editor
Vincent Hedon .... sound assistant
Pierre Lenoir .... sound
Vincent Montrobert .... dialogue editor
Kath Pollard .... re-recording assistant
Bruno Tarrière .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruno Tarrière .... sound
Jérôme Wiciak .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
David François .... digital artist
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
François Vagnon .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-François Drigeard .... rigger gaffer
Eric Gies .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Nic Lawson .... assistant camera
Stéphane Paillard .... assistant camera
Thierry Valletoux .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olivier Ligen .... costumer
Olivier Ligen .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Virginie Bruant .... assistant editor
Agathe Cauvin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
London Telefilmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
Gerry O'Riordan .... music recording engineer
Mark Russell .... conductor
Mark Russell .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Tim Fagan .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Patrick Aubrée .... script supervisor
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Carlos Lopez .... production assistant: UK
 

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Also Known As:
"Embrassez qui vous voudrez" - France (original title)
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103 min
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Moving film about the complicated ways of love, 22 June 2003
Author: meitschi from Vienna, Austria

A moving, sometimes hilarious film about a group of characters who go on vacation together just to be confronted with each other and their own lies toward the others and themselves. A family that has lost both their baby daughter and all their money keep pretending towards their rich friends that they still live well; a middle-aged couple separate for the first time for vacation and both make new and surprising emotional experiences; a notoriously jealous husband turns his pretty wife's life into hell; a young mother searches desperately for a new man in her life and finds a dashingly handsome, but very suspicious guy; a young employee goes to America with his boss' daughter whom he loves, only to see himself ruthlessly let down by her.

The week on vacation changes the lives of the characters in one way or the other: friendships and love blossom; other relationships end; everyone makes important personal experiences.

No-one of the characters is entirely dislikeable (maybe the bitchy, sex-crazed daughter is the most), but they keep hurting each other in spite that many of the characters care a lot about the others, notably Charlotte Rampling's Elizabeth.

A film about the complicated and intriguing ways of love, friendship and caring that makes one think a lot. Wonderfully played by an excellent cast, sensitively written by also-director and star Michel Blanc (he plays the most grotesque character, the jealous husband).

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