MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,770 this week

Monsieur Batignole (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 March 2002 (France)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,290 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 13 critic

In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 506 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Monsieur Batignole (2002)

Monsieur Batignole (2002) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Monsieur Batignole.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Juno (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner
The Valet (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil
The Butterfly I (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The plot summary says that the old man seeks a particular butterfly because of the request of his brother. Having just seen the movie, two of us are certain that it was his son, not his brother.

Director: Philippe Muyl
Stars: Michel Serrault, Claire Bouanich, Nade Dieu
99 francs (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

Director: Jan Kounen
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Jocelyn Quivrin, Patrick Mille
About Schmidt (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.

Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Fanny Cottençon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Georges has Down's syndrome, living at a mental-institution. Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social ... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A wood worker is trying hard to make his company survive every day... But a fire in his workshop leaves him in a lot of trouble when he realizes his insurer was swindling him - he does NOT ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Jolivet
Stars: Vincent Lindon, François Berléand, Roschdy Zem
Mariages! (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

On the day of the wedding of Johanna and Benjamin, her mother Gabrielle has carefully planned all the details to welcome family and guests in her house in the country and have an ... See full summary »

Director: Valérie Guignabodet
Stars: Mathilde Seigner, Jean Dujardin, Miou-Miou
Mammuth (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A retiree battles to obtain his rightfully due pension.

Directors: Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jules Sitruk ...
Simon Bernstein
...
Edmond Batignole
Michèle Garcia ...
Marguerite Batignole (as Michele Garcia)
...
Pierre-Jean Lamour
Alexia Portal ...
Micheline Batignole
Violette Blanckaert ...
Sarah Cohen
Daphné Baiwir ...
Guila Cohen (as Daphne Baiwir)
Götz Burger ...
SS Col. Spreich
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Irène
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Gendarmerie lieutenant
Daniel Martin ...
Brigadier Albert
Nadine Spinoza ...
Rachel Bernstein
Damien Jouillerot ...
Martin
Philippe du Janerand ...
Administrateur
Marie-Gaëlle Cals ...
Edwige
Edit

Storyline

In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis to arrest the Jewish Bernstein family, they move to the confiscated apartment. Some days later, the young Simon Bernstein escapes from the Germans and comes to his former home. When Batignole finds him, he feels sorry for the boy and lodges him, hiding Simon from Pierre-Jean and also from his wife. Later, two cousins of Simon meet him in the cellar of the grocery. When Pierre-Jean finds the children, Batignole decides to travel with the children to Switzerland. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 March 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Monsieur Batignole  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,872,045 (France) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$6,463,671 (Europe) (22 March 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Pierre-Jean threatens Edmond with the cleaver, the blade is vertical in shots from the front but is horizontal in shots from behind Edmond. See more »

Soundtracks

Elle a tout ça
Music by Roger Dumas
Lyrics Raymond Vincy
Performed by Fernandel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A very pleasant surprise.
10 August 2002 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

Although some of the characters are clichés, they are all well acted. The film manages to mix its humor with the seriousness of the subject without the awkwardness and maudlin artificiality of "Life is Beautiful." I don't know if this has been released in the U.S. (I saw it on an Air France flight), but it is worth looking for.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone know where I can buy a copy of this DVD? joetindall
Discuss Monsieur Batignole (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?