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  (in credits order)
Sasha Andres ... Christine Blanc
Carlo Brandt ... Degas
Pierre-Félix Gravière ... Sébastien

Catherine Mouchet ... Patricia

Éric Caravaca ... Éric
Mireille Roussel ... Pascale
Jacques Spiesser ... Danjard
Geneviève Mnich ... La mère de Christine
Dominique Valadié ... Marie-Noëlle, la voisine
Clotilde Mollet ... Carole
Stanislas Stanic ... Inspecteur Brebion
Rodolphe Congé ... Inspecteur Cazalis
Nathalie Besançon ... La serveuse
Valérie de Dietrich ... Sonia
Delphine Elliet ... Comptable
Pascal Cervo ... Policier accueil
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo ... Le patron

Thomas Chabrol ... Directeur Promocash
Laurent Bateau ... Employé Promocash
Hélène Alexandridis ... Vendeuse chouettes
Laurent Poitrenaux ... Jean-Michel, le moniteur d'auto-école
Florence Viala ... Caissière Continent
Violaine Schwartz ... Cliente Continent
Agathe Dronne ... Secrétaire Promocash
Monique Couturier ... Mme Imbert
Alexis Perret ... Employé agence immobilière
Lise Lamétrie ... Caissière piscine
Pierre Baux ... Chauffeur Transeuro
Béatrice Chéramy ... Hôtesse Transeuro
Jérôme Beaujour ... Client à la cigarette
Léonore Chaix ... Secrétaire Danjard
Emmanuelle Weber ... Employée auto=école
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Le père de Christine

Directed by
Siegrid Alnoy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Siegrid Alnoy  writer
Jérôme Beaujour  writer
François Favrat  writer

Produced by
Béatrice Caufman .... producer
Original Music by
Gabriel Scotti 
Cinematography by
Christophe Pollock 
Film Editing by
Alice Plantin (segment: stagiaire montage) (as Plantin Alice)
Benoît Quinon 
Casting by
Stéphane Gaillard 
Production Design by
Michel Vandestien 
Costume Design by
Mic Cheminal 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Tabareau .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Marianne Germain .... unit production manager
Marie-Pierre Paracel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Muriel Monnard .... second assistant director
Jérôme Tardieu .... first assistant director
Isabelle Vossart .... trainee assistant director
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Geraldine Falieu .... sound editor
Christophe Gagnot .... post-production sound
Xavier Griette .... sound
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound mixer
Benoît Quinon .... sound editor
Julien Sicart .... boom operator
Benjamin Viau .... sound re-recordist
Patrick Bruneton .... stunts
Daniel Vérité .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Florence Dugowson .... still photographer
Olivier Regent .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Bruno Patin .... color timer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Elle est des nôtres" - France (original title)
"For She's a Jolly Good Fellow" - International (English title)
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98 min | France:100 min
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22 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing, 15 March 2004
Author: relfyh from NY, USA

An unsettling film about a woman unable to fit into her surroundings, out of place at work, at home, with her parents. Shot in a very clinical manner - it should come as no surprise that the director admires Resnais and Antonioni. There is some humor in the film, though even that is undercut by some dialogue about wishing to laugh for once without it being at the expense of others. The film manages, however, to include some melodrama: a murder, a police investigation, an off-screen suicide.

I saw the film at a series of French films in New York and was inclined, despite everything, to give the director the benefit of the doubt on a film which, though unpleasant, seemed to have a great deal of sympathy for those who just don't fit in. Unfortunately, the director was present and explained that the film was above all a critique of the workplace, which saps the creativity of workers. Despite my upper middle-class status, I could only think at that point: Elitist bulls**t! For most people, work is the means by which they support and protect themselves and their families. And for many, the workplace is the locus of their creativity--or at least where they can draw on the support and friendship of their co-workers.

There were in this film no children, no books, no sign of the civil society that sustains people faced with earning a living, being decent, facing mortality. The film seemed to succumb, ultimately, to the fallacy of form: only something lifeless, dreary and unrelenting could describe the situation of the workplace. Convinced me more than ever of the formal validity of the work of leftist filmmakers like Loach, Leigh and Godard (at least the early Godard), who are able to depict the contradictions of modern life with vitality and humor and, ultimately, respect for those who have to endure it.

So, yes, a provocative film, but the work of a scold.

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