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Une femme de ménage (2002)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura (as Emilie Dequenne)
Brigitte Catillon ...
Axelle Abbadie ...
Apollinaire Louis-Philippe Dogue ...
Ernest, le barman
Amalric Gérard ...
Laurence Colussi ...
La femme à la terrasse
Djura ...
La chanteuse
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)


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 November 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Housekeeper  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,511,182 (France), 15 November 2002

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,083, 13 July 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$455,026, 9 November 2003
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2.35 : 1
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At the end of the film, goes for a swim. When she returns to the beach, she is wearing a completely different bathing suit. See more »

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Every middle aged man's fantasy
13 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

He's 50ish, contended being recently single, and in need of a housekeeper for his small bachelor flat in Paris. She's young, beautiful, deliciously jiggly, most accommodating in every way, and in need of work. He hires her as a part time housekeeper and she slowly insinuates herself into his life while he simply enjoys her, keeping things in perspective in a most mature way. "The Housekeeper" is a delightful for-men-only slice of life flick which is a sweet little tonic for the male midlife crisis. Go ahead, guys. Admit you're human and enjoy. (B)

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