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Release Date:
13 November 2002 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Filling the gaps, The Housekeeper tempts the spectator while cheats on him. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jacques

Émilie Dequenne ... Laura (as Emilie Dequenne)
Brigitte Catillon ... Claire
Jacques Frantz ... Ralph
Axelle Abbadie ... Hélène

Catherine Breillat ... 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 (also as Rene Urtreger) (as H.U.M.)
Pierre Michelot ... Musicien (as H.U.M.)
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Directed by
Claude Berri 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Berri 
Christian Oster  book

Produced by
Claude Berri .... producer
Pierre Grunstein .... executive producer
Nathalie Rheims .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Frédéric Botton 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier 
 
Film Editing by
François Gédigier 
 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
 
Production Design by
Hoang Thanh At 
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Production Management
François-Xavier Bazin .... unit manager
Aimeric Bonello .... unit manager
Nicole Firn .... production manager
Olivier Lagny .... unit production manager
Jerome Pinot .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Judith Havas .... third assistant director
Thierry Mauvoisin .... first assistant director
Emmanuel Murat .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Stéphanie Bertrand .... assistant art director
Philippe Boulenouar .... construction manager
Frédéric Jourdan .... carpenter
Laure Lepelley-Monbillard .... set dresser
Yvon Moreno .... property master
Jochen Rohrig .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Vincent Goujon .... boom operator
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Nadine Muse .... sound
Laurent Poirier .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Berroir .... gaffer
Bernard Brégier .... key grip
Xavier Cholet .... electrician
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Etienne George .... still photographer
Eric Gies .... electrician
Jean-François Grancher .... best boy rigger
Tom Mitaux .... electrician
Ludovic Petit .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Laurent Soulet .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maïra Ramedhan Levi .... costumes (as Maira Ramedhan Lévy)
 
Editorial Department
Gwenola Heaulme .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Lucile Sautarel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christian Chevalier .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sylvie Coen .... legal counsel
Claude Fenioux .... chief financial officer
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Une femme de ménage" - France (original title)
"The Housekeeper" - USA (review title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and brief language
Runtime:
91 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | France:U | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Filling the gaps, The Housekeeper tempts the spectator while cheats on him., 29 July 2004
Author: donofrio08 from United States

The best thing coming from this Berri film is that plausibility and prediction conspire to improve a weak plot. The spectator, however, gets the surprise of his life when, in a sudden twist, the film reveals he has been watching the wrong movie. Give the kudos to the actors: sexily believable and deceitfully ordinary. Jacques and Laura, the main characters in this autumn-spring old line plot, early show their true self. She, young and beautiful, knows he is in a middle of a sentimental crisis. He, mature and confused, is never deceived by her egotist intentions. A sexual relationship is sure to occur, and so it does. But, it comes as a strange mix of feelings and desires, that the film never gets it clear. That's the relevance of this story: life cannot be deconstructed and explained in terms of art. Just the mirror, as the good Stendhal knew almost two centuries ago. Une femme de menage (more explicative than the English title) is a quiet thought on the passing of chances and the options we make; and a lecture on the futility of adapting our expectations to a self-deceitful sense of self-importance.

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