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A Housekeeper (2002)
"Une femme de ménage" (original title)

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After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her... See full summary »

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Jacques
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Laura (as Emilie Dequenne)
Brigitte Catillon ...
Claire
Jacques Frantz ...
Ralph
Axelle Abbadie ...
Hélène
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Constance
Apollinaire Louis-Philippe Dogue ...
Ernest, le barman
Amalric Gérard ...
Julien
Laurence Colussi ...
La femme à la terrasse
Djura ...
La chanteuse
Nathalie Boutefeu ...
La jeune fille au concert
Xavier Maly ...
Assistant de Jacques
Abel Nahmias ...
Le voisin
Daniel Humair ...
Musicien (as H.U.M.)
Emilhenco ...
Musicien (as H.U.M.) (as Rene Urtreger)
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After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the headache that such an intrusion brings to his new domain of singlehood. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »
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13 November 2002 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$42,083 (USA) (11 July 2003)

Gross:

$455,026 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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Realistic depiction of a summer-winter love affair
8 April 2005 | by (Boise, Idaho) – See all my reviews

Please, it's "aspirateur" not "respirateur". Having lived in France for many years I've seen similar situations develop countless times. I've also seen many Claude Berri films and he has got it down pat. It was pleasant to recognize the familiar Paris neighborhood scenes and to wax nostalgic over such familiar goings on. The two leads are most realistic and the supporting actors lend a tone of verité. All in all, a most realistic slice of life à la française. For anyone who has lived in Europe this film will be a pleasant reminder of the sophisticated approach and attitudes that the Europeans (especially the French)bring to situations such as the one depicted in this movie.


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