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  (in credits order)

Isabelle Adjani ... Ellénore

Stanislas Merhar ... Adolphe

Jean Yanne ... The Count

Romain Duris ... D'Erfeuil
Jean-Louis Richard ... Mr. d'Arbigny
Anne Suarez ... Mrs. d'Arbigny
Jean-Marc Stehlé ... Adolphe's Father
Maryline Even ... Housemaid
Olween Heudig ... La gouvernante
Cindy David ... La fille d'Ellénore
Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis ... Le fils d'Ellénore (as Gabriel Kane)
Bernard Ballet ... Le préfet

Isild Le Besco ... La lingère
Pierre Charras ... Le valet de chambre
Rémy Roubakha ... Le concierge
François Chattot ... L'ambassadeur
Patrice Juiff ... L'ingénieur
Jean-Claude Braquet ... Le palefrenier
Benjamin Rataud ... Le barbier
John Arnold ... Le secrétaire d'ambassade
Maurice Bernart ... Le monsieur
Isabelle Caubère ... La femme du concierge
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Tante Choupie
Astrid Cathala ... La fille d'Erfeuil
Christophe Lavalle ... Le laquais d'ambassade

Directed by
Benoît Jacquot 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benjamin Constant  novel
Benoît Jacquot 
Fabrice Roger-Lacan 

Produced by
Laurent Pétin .... producer
Michèle Pétin .... producer (as Michèle Halberstadt)
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
Art Direction by
Geneviève Dufour 
Set Decoration by
Gérard Marcireau 
Costume Design by
Catherine Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Laurence Azouvy .... key makeup artist
Cédric Chami .... key hair stylist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Bobo Sobotka .... makeup artist: Czech Republic
Production Management
Daniel Baschieri .... production manager
Pierre Cordonnier .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Dumas .... unit manager
Daniela Humlova .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raphaël Chevènement .... first assistant director
Mathilde Cukierman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Frédéric Jourdan .... carpenter
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Karel Vanásek .... property master
Sound Department
Nicolas Cantin .... boom operator
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Goinard .... sound editor
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Sylvain Malbrant .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Jirí Vojtech .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Laurent Avare .... stunts
Joëlle Baland .... horse stunt
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunt double
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrice Cossoneau .... stunt double: horse stunts
Yan Dron .... assistant stunt coordinator
David Grolleau .... stunts
Vincent Haquin .... stunt double
Alain Pedouan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Fromentin .... gaffer
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... assistant camera
Milan Jirsa .... gaffer: Czech Republic
Olivier Martin .... key grip
Jérôme Prébois .... still photographer
Petr Svoboda .... best boy: Czech Republic
Casting Department
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
Marek Juracek .... casting: Czech Republic
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Bernard .... wardrobe
Aurore Vicente .... costumer
Editorial Department
Julia Gregory .... assistant editor
Bérengère Saint-Bezar .... assistant editor
Music Department
Robert Schumann .... composer: theme "Quintett für Klavier und Streichquartette, op. 44"
Other crew
Christelle Chagnot .... groom
Pierre de Domingo .... assistant: Isabelle Adjani
Corinne Devaux .... choreographer
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor
Rémy Launay .... groom
Philippe Lévy .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
102 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Adolphe:[to his father who wants to exile Ellénore, for separate her from Adolphe] Believing to move away me from her, you could bind me her forever.See more »


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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Benoit Jacquot's "Adolphe", 11 July 2006
Author: baruch-1 from new york, new york

receives a 1, instead of a -0- due to the quality of the actors. the amazingly beautiful Isabelle Adjani as Ellenore, an incredibly boring, one-dimensional, stupid woman. Stanislas Merhar, who delivers an incredibly un-nuanced performance as the moronic "Adolphe". the usually always wonderful Jean Yanne in a wasted performance as The Count. Romain Duris, as usual, an excellent performance as the effeminate D'Efeuil; and the fabulous Jacquot muse, Islid Le Besco as a wasted bit player, La Lingerie. i spend time on the actors because of the incredibly UNtalented directorship of M. Jacquot! where his reputation comes from is a huge question mark? however, he does have the unique talent of both selecting very unteresting topics, then making each of his movies very very boring, droll, and worst of all, he simply does NOT know how to tell a story in a way that "doesn't" put the viewer to sleep; OR, he thinks of himself as a genius and selects subjects, (only) he believes, will be of interest to the viewer. after having seen, actually wasting time, 3 of his movies at a Benoit Jacquot festival at Lincoln Center, NYC June-July 2006, i can unequvically say, he may be the worst director, or the most boring, of the last 35 yrs!!! it's a shame, so many fine actors have been gulled to appear in his odious interpretations, & hopefully, he will retire, left to watch his own boring work, which should easily put even him to sleep, as most of the audience in attendance at this "Festival" were?!

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