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15 October 2003 (France) See more »
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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 Key
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 3 January 2008)

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Balasko's Hour See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
100 min
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Visa d'exploitation en France #105152.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows A Private Affair (2002)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Balasko's Hour, 16 May 2006
Author: tinome from Montréal

The body of a young woman is found in the woods. It looks like a suicide, but Detective Michèle Varin thinks otherwise. Meanwhile, robbers terrorize the countryside... While the case is progressing , Varin soon finds herself dealing with demons of her own. Once again.

During the course of the seventies (and early eighties), France produced very interesting polars and noirs (Simenon was a big winner at this). I couldn't help but think of that period while watching "Cette femme-là". Although the setting is contemporary (somewhere in semi-rural France), the story would have fit perfectly in the above mentioned period... but it would have been a huge lost for moviegoers, since this one stars the uniquely gifted Josiane Balasko.

Ms Balasko is usually known as a comic, farcical actress. She's behind the very successful "Gazon maudit", as writer-director-star. But here is an altogether different actress, one of dept and substance. Her work in this picture, as a low-profile yet effective police-detective, is all nuances and carefully modulated expressions. Like Charlotte Rampling's character in "Sous le sable", Balasko's is one of interiority. Literally. She has build for herself an almost alternate life, an inner life, and much of the movie takes place there. That choice of narration makes for a complex storytelling, a storytelling that choose to have the murder-mystery part taking the backseat while the ambiguity of the reality vs phantasm is played full blast.

It takes quite a load of talent to pull off such a stunt, and director Guillaume Nicloux acquits himself quite nicely with a richly textured approach. But the real stand-out here is Balasko who, while speaking very few words, delivers a powerhouse performance. In less talented hands, this character could have been downright repellent, but here, one actually feels for that somewhat embittered woman. Somber, but ô so rewarding.

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