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15 October 2003 (France) See more »
A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 nomination See more »
The Key
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 3 January 2008)

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  (in credits order)

Josiane Balasko ... Michèle Varin

Éric Caravaca ... Sylvain Bazinsky
Ange Rodot ... Léo Kopmans

Aurélien Recoing ... L'homme de l'identité judiciaire

Frédéric Pierrot ... Daniel

Thierry Lhermitte ... François Manéri
Didier Abot ... Homme bus
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Dalton 2
Pascal Bongard ... Evens
Stéphane Comby ... Policier sandwich
Béatrice Chauvin ... Femme buste (as Béatrice Chauvin-Ballay)
Corinne Debonnière ... Catherine
Florence Denou ... Policière gantée
Pascal Demolon ... Dalton 1
Scali Delpeyrat ... Médecin légiste
Alex Descas ... Denis

Valérie Donzelli ... Claire Atken
Valérie Dréville ... Femme médecin HP
Anne-Marie Falot ... Femme pendue
Yann Goven ... Ami de Sylvain
Hammou Graïa ... Docteur Borde
Patty Hannock ... Professeur de yoga
Eva Ionesco ... Madame Kopmans
Nicolas Jouhet ... Vétérinaire Ogel
Florence Loiret Caille ... Femme piscine (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ... Commissaire Fauler
Nathalie Nerval ... Mère Michèle
Guillaume Nicloux ... Agent de la BAC
Ludovic Schoendoerffer ... Infirmier HP
Clément Thomas ... Yvan Thiel
Fabio Viscogliosi ... Chanteur groupe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fabienne Jousselin

Directed by
Guillaume Nicloux 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guillaume Nicloux  writer

Produced by
Frédéric Bourboulon .... producer
Agnès Le Pont .... executive producer
Original Music by
Éric Demarsan 
Fabio Viscogliosi 
Cinematography by
Pierre-William Glenn 
Film Editing by
Guy Lecorne 
Casting by
Christel Baras  (as Christelle Baras)
Brigitte Moidon 
Production Design by
Olivier Radot 
Art Direction by
Gwendal Bescond 
Costume Design by
Gilles Bodu-Lemoine 
Annie Périer 
Makeup Department
Cédric Chami .... key hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Didier Abot .... unit manager
Béatrice Chauvin .... production manager
Maud Quiffet .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Camille Bonvallet .... assistant director
Joseph Rapp .... first assistant director
Charles Senard .... second assistant director
Art Department
Serge Borgel .... assistant art director
Anne-Marie Castaño-Padovan .... set dresser
Christophe Mercier .... assistant art director
Christophe Offret .... property master
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... foley recordist
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Le Maître .... boom operator
Frédéric Mascaras .... boom operator
Gael Nicolas .... sound editor
Jérôme Pougnant .... sound mixer
Jérôme Pougnant .... sound
Christian Riffard .... post-production audio
Pascal Villard .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Philippe Alleton .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Alexandre Bon .... visual effects supervisor
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects coordinator
Mathilde Germi .... digital compositor
Thibaut Granier .... digital compositor
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunts
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Eric Fournol .... stunts
Patrick Médioni .... stunts
Dany Roca .... stunts
Sébastien Seveau .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Frak-Lauer .... focus puller: "b" camera
Michel Galtier .... assistant camera
Michel Galtier .... focus puller: main camera
Cyril Kuhnholtz .... key grip
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Christelle Poupin .... video assistant
Michel Rodas .... Steadicam operator
Eric Thurot .... electrician
Casting Department
Daniel Ben Loulou .... extras casting
Dominique Delaroche .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Marie Barré .... location scout
Valérie Dompnier .... production secretary
Jacqueline Granier-Deferre .... script supervisor
Michèle Lauzier .... administrator
Agnès Le Pont .... administrator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cette femme-là" - France (original title)
"That Woman" - International (English title)
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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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A viewing offense, 23 June 2013
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is a really terrible film, with one redeeming feature: it has fascinating cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. I have been trying to figure out 'how he did it'. For some years it has been a tiresome cliché that gloomy crime thrillers must be shot through a blue filter, and the Danes have certainly overdone that! Sometimes I think if I see any more blue-tinted scenes I shall scream. In this film, something bizarre was done by the cinematographer. Warm colours such as reds and browns glow supernaturally with an eerie radiance, while light is generally suppressed. I would like to take Monsieur Glenn aside, hold his hand, and say to him: 'Please tell me how you feel. And while you are at it, tell me what your secret is. I mean your cinematographic secret, not all those others.' But having praised the magnificent cinematography, I must now hasten to condemn the film itself. It is gloomy, despondent, depressing, and a total 'downer' from first to last. It meanders around in a depressive staggering fashion, it has contrived card inserts of the date and time of the day which are absolutely not needed, and it is a work of vanity and arrogance in my opinion. Why did the talented Josiane Balasko agree to do this? Obviously it was a meaty role for her, and she was nominated for a César (French Oscar) which may have been because everybody loves her, but as for this particular performance, although she did it very well indeed, it was a non-role in many respects and hardly worthy of her. Her character Michèle Varin reappears, once again played by her, in a subsequent collaboration between her and this director, Guillaume Nicloux, THE KEY (LA CLEF, 2007), which is rather better than this one. But surely they could both find something a bit more cheerful to be doing in their spare time than depressing everyone so very much. It is Nicloux who writes these things, and perhaps someone needs to put him on Prozac. This film has some really harrowing and revolting nightmare dream sequences, such as Balasko dreaming that she is being buried alive. They should have buried this film instead.

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