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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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$455,026 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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Lite-Housekeeping
17 February 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Yet another small gem from that great year of French pics 2002. The talent is out of the right bottle too if anybody asks you, writer director Claude Berri and male lead Jean-Pierre Bacri, no slouch as a writer himself. To a certain extent is IS a male fantasy with Emillie Duquenne all but throwing herself at Bacri who has to be twice her age at least. But, as others have pointed out in these boards Bacri is basically decent and certainly wasn't looking for a May-December affair only for someone to police his apartment. For reasons of her own Duquenne developed what seemed to be genuine hots for him and naturally he's not going to turn down an attractive young girl. There's no special insight nor is any attempted, it's just a record of a brief fling in which nobody really gets hurt and we get to see some pleasant Parisian locations and listen to some pleasing music. Lemon soufflé anyone.


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