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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 »
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The mystery is the dark mind of an adult woman See more (8 total) »


  (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
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
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
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine dailies colorist
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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The mystery is the dark mind of an adult woman, 24 August 2004
Author: abisio from Miami

`Cette-femme la ` is a surprising thriller. Different to anything you see lately. The movie plays with the spectator, instead of letting be just a witness; and in the game is comes the over the top suspense.

A forty plus years old police officer, is in a highly depressive state due to his son dead years ago. We never know exactly how, but it seems guilt is all over her.

In one anniversary, Michele (the outstanding Josianne Balasko) becomes more and more obsessed with suicide. Everything around her seems to suggest it is time to end her life. A mysterious crime in the forest, turn up a series of coincidences and deaths, that we are never sure if they are real or in the woman's mind.

The movie becomes darker every second, but it is better not explain more, otherwise it will ruin the perfectly crafted suspense. Just a comment; as in another outstanding thriller (`Skin Deep' from the Peruvian director Lombardi), the police plot is secondary to the real story in the movie.

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