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My Wife's Name Is Maurice -- Welcome to this wild, wacky French comedy where silly outfits rule!


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Release Date:
25 September 2002 (France) See more »
Georges, a wealthy Parisian, has a mistress who wants to marry him, but he has no intention of divorcing his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Une mauvaise copie du Pere Noel est une ordure! See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alice Evans ... Emmanuelle
Régis Laspalès ... Maurice Lappin
Philippe Chevallier ... Georges Audefey

Götz Otto ... Johnny Zucchini
Anémone ... Claire Trouabal
Martin Lamotte ... Jean-Bernard Trouabal
Virginie Lemoine ... Marion Audefey
Guy Marchand ... Charles Boisdain
Urbain Cancelier ... Poilard

Stéphane Audran ... Jacqueline Boisdain

Marco Bonini ... Marcello Le pentre
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Le concessionnaire
Michèle Garcia ... La vendeuse de prêt-à-porter
Sylvie Joly ... La femme dans Orlyval
Raphaël Mezrahi ... Le type au défilé de mode
Paul Belmondo ... Vendeur automobile 1
Danièle Evenou ... La boulangère
Benjamin Castaldi ... Vendeur automobile 2
Julie Arnold ... Une commerçante
Stefano Antonucci ... Le concierge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lakshantha Abenayake
Sacha Briquet ... Le concierge de Georges
Macha Béranger ... La cliente outrée
Gérard Caillaud
Jacques Collard
Hélène Hily ... La cliente de la boulangerie
Leonardo Manera
Bijou Thiam

Directed by
Jean-Marie Poiré 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Marie Poiré  adaptation
Raffy Shart  adaptation
Raffy Shart  play

Produced by
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Jean-Marie Poiré .... producer
Rosanna Roditi .... executive producer
Hartwig Schulte-Loh .... co-producer
Igor Sekulic .... producer
Original Music by
Pierre Charvet 
Vincent Prezioso 
Cinematography by
Robert Alazraki 
Film Editing by
Jean-Marie Poiré 
Henry Revlou 
Casting by
Iris Wong 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
Art Direction by
Albrecht Konrad (supervising art director)
Anja Müller 
Set Decoration by
Bernhard Henrich 
Gérard Marcireau 
Costume Design by
Olivier Bériot 
Makeup Department
Aurélie Elich .... assistant makeup artist
Liliane Rametta .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-Philippe Avenel .... unit manager
Jean-Philippe Avenel .... unit production manager
Mederic Bourlat .... unit manager
Mederic Bourlat .... unit production manager
Sébastien Didelot .... trainee unit manager
Cedric Ettouati .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Hélie .... production manager
Oliver Lüer .... production manager
Sonja Sommer .... assistant production manager (as Sonja Döring)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Bartonio .... second unit director
Jean-Christophe Delpias .... first assistant director: preparation
Olivier Horlait .... first assistant director
Stéphane Manaranche .... third assistant director
Andreas Meszaros .... first assistant director
Alexandre Schmitt .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Lionel Callari .... property master
Jean-René Coulon .... props
Christian Ehlert .... lead set dresser
Eckart Friz .... prop buyer
Thierry Houyoux .... painter
Axel Kahnt .... property master
Fabien Lacaf .... storyboard artist
Lars Lange .... leadman/prop buyer
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Stephanie Rass .... set dresser assistant
Torsten Schwartz .... supervisor plasterer
Sound Department
William Flageollet .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Heslop .... sound effects editor
Paul Lainé .... sound
Special Effects by
Karl-Heinz Bochnig .... special effects supervisor
Stefan Knauer .... special effects technician
Endres Löber .... pyrotechnician
Armin Moritz .... special effects technician
Christoph von Lengerke .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Graham Cristie .... digital artist
Davina Gottschalk .... digital compositor
Dennis Jones .... digital compositor
Natalie MacDonald .... digital compositor
Igor Sekulic .... visual effects supervisor
Udo Harnach .... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt double
Armin Sauer .... stunt coordinator
Yannick Derrien .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Isabelle Arnold .... assistant camera
Maurice Bricler .... grip
Dominique Delguste .... camera operator: second unit
Sönke Hansen .... director of photography: Italy
Philippe Houdart .... camera operator
Maxime Héraud .... first assistant camera
Rafael Jeneral .... clapper loader
David Kennedy .... gaffer
Yves Michaud .... Steadicam operator
Steve Moreau .... second assistant camera
Won-suk Park .... second assistant camera
Laurent Passera .... grip
Teja Schwede .... video operator
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... Steadicam operator
Christof Wahl .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Lilia Trapani .... casting: Italy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sabine Groh .... set costumer
Susanne Vierkötter .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Simon Njoo .... assistant editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Patrick Zouzout .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Axel Hübner .... driver: cast
Tobias Lauterberg .... driver: props, London
Other crew
Peter Brown .... location assistant
Nicola Catullo .... location manager
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Claude Ludovicy .... location manager
Paul Meyer-Gerlt .... production accountant
Sébastien Peiffer .... set manager: Luxembourg
Andreas Pense .... legal counsel: producer
Andreas Pense .... legal services: co-production
Andreas Pense .... legal services: production
Gabi Scheiger .... production coordinator
Mahaut Vidal .... production secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ma femme... s'appelle Maurice" - France (original title)
"My Wife Maurice" - USA (video title)
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102 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The movie was a Warner Bros release in France, and was selected in 18 Gay and Lesbian film festivals in North America, starting with Philadelphia.See more »


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5 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Une mauvaise copie du Pere Noel est une ordure!, 4 October 2002
Author: Gabriel Azoulay from Los Angeles

All the ingredients are there for a funny movie and finally the result is really poor. After Papy fait de la résistance,les visiteurs et le Père Noël est une ordure we know what to expect.... and.. no. It is unexpected and finally confusing and boring. Anemone (Claire Trouabal)as soon as she appears will give you a hope quickly destroyed by Götz Otto (one of the main actors (acting as Johnny Zucchini), unknown and certainly not ready to be discovered:-) Disappointing, confusing ... few funny scenes but why do we feel uneasy from beginning to end, you know, like when you drive a car with no gas thinking it can stop anytime?

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