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12 February 2003 (France) See more »
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PETITES COUPURES tells the story of Bruno (Daniel Auteuil), a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kristin Scott Thomas shows up her adopted compatriots See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Béatrice

Daniel Auteuil ... Bruno

Pascale Bussières ... Mathilde

Ludivine Sagnier ... Nathalie
Jean Yanne ... Gérard, l'oncle de Bruno

Catherine Mouchet ... Anne
Hanns Zischler ... Verekher

Emmanuelle Devos ... Gaëlle
Aladin Reibel ... Fromager
Jérémie Lippmann ... Simon (as Jeremie Lippman)
Bettina Kee ... Laure
Alain Libolt ... Paul
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... André (as Louis Dominique de Lencquesaing)
Amina Medjoubi ... Noria
Dinara Drukarova ... Marie (as Dinara Droukarova)
Vincent Ozanon ... Emile
Jean-Claude Durand ... Homme accident
Christophe Vienne ... Chauffeur
Sylvie Weber ... Employée agence
Béatrice Audry ... La mère de Gaëlle
Pierre Wallon ... Le maître de cérémonie
Judith Rivière Kawa (as Judith Riviere Kawa)
Romain Eprendre
Pascal Magniez
Oleg Pouzankov
Wouter Zoon
Jean-Pierre Gérardin (as Jean-Pierre Gerardin)
Agathe Bonitzer
Nelly Auteuil
Alice de Lencquesaing
Nicolas Leclère
Emilie Alexandrine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Lemaire ... Le garçon dans la rue (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pascal Bonitzer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pascal Bonitzer  writer
Emmanuel Salinger  writer

Produced by
Douglas Cummins .... co-producer
Philippe Liégeois .... producer
Jean-Michel Rey .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Scott 
 
Cinematography by
William Lubtchansky 
 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Koch 
 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
 
Production Design by
Emmanuel de Chauvigny 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Wallon 
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriel Cascarino 
Laurence Vendroux 
 
Costume Design by
Pascaline Chavanne 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Benazet .... hair stylist
Céline Durand .... hair stylist: additional photography
Chantal Durpoix .... key hair stylist: additional photography
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Hugues Lavau .... makeup artist
Joël Lavau .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ève Albertini .... post-production manager
Thomas Douineau .... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Leclère .... unit manager
Vincent Léonard .... assistant unit manager
Marie Madec .... unit manager: additional unit
Christophe Masson .... unit manager
Sybil Nicolas .... unit manager
Frédéric Todeschini .... assistant unit manager: additional unit
Pierre Wallon .... production manager
Alexandra Weyers .... assistant unit manager: additional unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shirel Amitay .... first assistant director
Guillaume Bonnier .... second assistant director
Denis Kralj .... trainee assistant director
Laure Montbellet .... second assistant director: additional unit
Marie Toulza .... trainee assistant director: additional unit
 
Art Department
Agnès Aubert .... assistant art director: additional unit
Véronique Barnéoud .... first assistant art director
Gabriel Cascarino .... set dresser
Bernard Chenevier .... construction manager
Pascal Courtinel .... painter: additional unit
Najat Félicité .... painter: additional unit
Christine Rosier Kleynjans .... assistant set dresser
Bruno Margery .... first assistant art director
Corinne Martin .... painter: additional unit
Thomas Pitre .... first assistant art director
Olivier Prost .... second assistant art director
Philippe Saunier .... storyboard designer
Gérard Simonet .... constructor
Laurent Thevenot .... painter
Laurence Vendroux .... set dresser
Wouter Zoon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Katia Boutin .... sound editor
Franck Cartaut .... boom operator
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects editor
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor: UK
Alain Curvelier .... sound mixer: additional unit
Olivier Dô Hùu .... foley recordist
Geraldine Falieu .... dialogue editor (as Géraldine Falieu)
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Nikolas Javelle .... assistant sound editor (as Nicolas Javelle)
Anne Le Campion .... sound mixer
Anne Le Campion .... sound re-recording mixer
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronization
Michel Monier .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Kath Pollard .... re-recording assistant
Mike Ross-Trevor .... sound engineer
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
Frédéric Ullmann .... sound
Nick Watson .... stereo sound consultant: SDDS
 
Special Effects by
Alain Birchler .... special effects
Bruno Bourlieu .... special effects
Jean-Pierre Maricourt .... special effects (as Jean-Pierre Moricourt)
Christophe Messaoudi .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Hubert Fourneaux .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André Atellian .... key grip
Sylvain Bardoux .... grip: additional unit
Marion Befve .... first assistant camera
Jean-Bernard Bosko .... grip: additional unit
Laurent Bourgeat .... electrician
Marc Casi .... grip
Olivier Cazzitti .... electrician
Tanguy Delhez .... electrician
Jim Howe .... gaffer
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
David Koskas .... still photographer
Irina Lubtchansky .... first assistant camera: additional unit
Pascale Marin .... second assistant camera: additional unit
Laurent Pauty .... second assistant camera
Marc Romani .... electrician: additional unit
Bruno Roza .... grip: additional unit
Christophe Surbier .... assistant grip
Jean-Paul Toraille .... first assistant camera: additional unit
 
Casting Department
Maguy Aimé .... extras casting
Marion Tenet .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Causse .... costumer
Tess Hammami .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Elise Fievet .... assistant editor
Hélène Le Morvan .... assistant editor
Isabelle Manquillet .... assistant editor
Margot Meynier .... assistant editor
Charlotte Rembauville .... assistant editor
Gerard Savary .... color timer
 
Music Department
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Anne Bernard .... production coordinator
Lydia Bigard .... script supervisor
Pierre Cadeac .... animal trainer
Hélène de Filippo .... production accountant
Marie-Christine Gauchée .... administrator
Laurence Granec .... press attache
Philippe Guermouh .... groupman: additional unit
Guillaume Jamet .... product placement
Karine Menard .... assistant press attache
Melanie Robbins .... production assistant: UK
Djamel Sadelli .... groupman
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Petites coupures" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Portugal:M/12 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Kristin Scott Thomas shows up her adopted compatriots, 4 September 2003
Author: Framescourer from London, UK

Daniel Auteuil's Bruno in Petites Couperes is a middle-aged model of his Pierre in Christian Vincent's La Separation of 10 years ago. In both films, youthful confidence in left-wing ideology and love (mutual metaphors) crumbles into paranoia - manifesting itself as trapped aggression in Pierre and desperately comic womanizing in the more recent Bruno.

Unfortunately for Auteuil fans, the actor has become reliant on a uniform world-weariness (not unlike compatriot Johnny Hallyday in Leconte's recent l'Homme du Train). Acting it ain't, and becomes rather frustrating as the film progresses. Pascal Bonitzer doesn't help as the writer/director of the project. His sequencing of episodes overlaid with connecting symbolism fail to mask the film's lack of rhythm. I was particularly furious that the imposingly dramatic/romantic backdrops of Grenoble were made virtually redundant by a cameraman who was obviously shivering in the cold.

Krisitn Scott Thomas almost rescues the show with her female counterpart to Bruno, Beatrice. She dramatizes the dizzying contradictions intended as Bruno in a character of increasing complexity to the point of becoming surreal. Bonitzer cannot sustain this though, and the flagging plot demands Beatrice to even out into another bourgeois mannequin. In doing so Bonitzer shows then denies Scott Thomas the Oscar cabinet.

All the characters' submersion into the bourgeoisie may be a viable and indeed tragic outcome, but in this case it's a cop-out of a cadence (unlike the brutal, painful denouement of La Separation). A serious disappointment, 4/10.

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