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21 August 2002 (France) See more »
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Alex (Albert Dupontel) and Claire (Marianne Denicourt) are living a boring and tedious life after years of marriage... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Albert Dupontel ... Alex
Marianne Denicourt ... Claire
Philippe Uchan ... Marc
Marina Tomé ... Sophie
Sophie Mounicot ... Gabrielle
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Jeff
Margot Abascal ... Séverine

Dominic Gould ... Paul
Jean-Pierre Bernard ... Le vieux photographe
Augustin Legrand ... L'infirmier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Louis Annaloro ... Motard
Johny Bert ... Retraité
Claude Berthy ... Vieux voisin
Thierry Blandin ... Directeur hospice
Bruno Bollini ... Footballeur
Axelle Charvoz ... Assistante
Jacky Dumareix ... Footballeur
Claude-Alexandre Eclar ... Livreur
Cyrille Eldin ... Livreur
Christina Gomz ... Jeune allemande
Pierre Gérald ... Un vieil homme à l'hospice
Régis Iacono ... Gardien Stade
Grégoire Kupellan ... Footballeur
Dominique Légitimus ... Infirmier
Jean-Claude Magistri ... Footballeur
Roland Menou ... Le créatif
Antonin Minéo ... Retraité
Marie Plot ... Barbara
Tugdual Rio ... Prêtre
Daniel Rodighiero ... Footballeur
Robert Rollis ... René, un vieil homme à l'hospice
Dominique Roncero ... Infirmier
Jordan Santoul ... Thomas
Francia Seguy ... Une vieille dame à l'hospice
Isabelle Tanakil ... Cliente agence pub
Christel Willemez ... Vendeuse lingerie

Directed by
Valérie Guignabodet 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Valérie Guignabodet 

Produced by
Baudoin Capet .... executive producer
Philippe Godeau .... producer
Original Music by
Éric Neveux 
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Larrieu 
Film Editing by
Monica Coleman 
Casting by
Jeanne Biras 
Costume Design by
Fabienne Katany 
Makeup Department
Sophie Benaiche .... key makeup artist
Laurence Otteny .... makeup artist
Production Management
Baudoin Capet .... production manager
Marie-Paule Ester .... assistant production manager
Claude Guymont .... unit manager
Jérôme Rafalowicz .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicolas Bouaziz .... third assistant director
Jean-Christophe Delpias .... first assistant director
Mathieu Thouvenot .... second assistant director
Art Department
Laurent Baude .... assistant art director
Mathieu Menut .... set designer
Sound Department
Thierry Delor .... sound mixer
Benoit Gargonne .... sound assistant
Jean Gargonne .... sound editor
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Jean Minondo .... sound
Special Effects by
Nicolas David .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Hubert Fourneaux .... visual effects coordinator
Fabien Girodot .... visual effects supervisor
Dominique Fouassier .... stunts
Roland Neunreuther .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Stéphane Afchain .... additional best boy grip
Victor Dupuis .... additional assistant camera
Bertrand Follet .... first assistant camera
Olivier Joudiau .... grip
Kareem La Vaullée .... Steadicam operator
Kareem La Vaullée .... camera operator: "b" camera
Guillaume Leturgie .... gaffer
Alexandre Ricco .... grip
Antoine Sanier .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Douat .... costumer assistant
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
Other crew
Charlotte Bayle .... titles designer
Patrick Boshart .... location scout
Mathilde Cukierman .... location scout
Françoise Thouvenot .... script supervisor

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92 min
Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A pretty good movie, 28 August 2006
Author: baptiste-fontaine from France

I watched the movie yesterday and must admit that this is a pretty good one, although not the best ever. First of all one of the good arguments in favor of the movie is the very fact that this tackles the common issue of midlife depression in a very different way than it usually is dealt with. Second, the "carpe diem" feeling is very strong. The scenes with all of Alex's wife's friends coming to see him and convince to give up the molded doll is extremely funny on the one hand, and added to this it is sooooo true, so close to what reality would bring such a situation to ! After all, the movie is all about going blindly the way you want to, without paying attention to common society safeguards. Alex does what he wants, although everybody think his having a relationship with a doll makes him some sort of perverse ans sick guy. Even more, he eventually decides to take his doll out, and show everybody that he doesn't feel guilty nor sick. He's even proud of this relationship with the doll, and therefore proves his friends' and wife's feeling that their "common normal life" is very good. You'd first think that he's the one who might consider himself sick, but in the end everybody around him gets interested into his new silicone girlfriend, and all of a sudden everybody seem to realize that their common lifestyle and everyday life is as boring as ALex first considered his own life. Everybody needs a Monique, that would be the last word of the movie.

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