MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 520 this week

The Giraffe's Neck (2004)
"Le cou de la girafe" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 253 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 9 critic

Ten year old Mathilde (Louisa Pili) lives with her mother Helene (Sandrine Bonnaire) in a suburb of Paris... See full synopsis »

Director:

Writers:

, (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 301 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 98 titles
created 01 Nov 2012
 
a list of 750 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
 
pub
a list of 1017 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Giraffe's Neck (2004)

The Giraffe's Neck (2004) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Giraffe's Neck.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Laine
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Marina Foïs, Pascal Elbé
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Fabrice Luchini, Michel Duchaussoy
Resistance (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

On 16 January 1944, a reconnaissance pilot survives a plane crash in Delahaut in the Nazi occupied Belgium. The boy Jean Benoit finds the wounded pilot and brings him to the house of Claire... See full summary »

Director: Todd Komarnicki
Stars: Bill Paxton, Julia Ormond, Philippe Volter
Debt of Love (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Andreas Gruber
Stars: Ruth Rieser, Sandrine Bonnaire, Rüdiger Vogler
Voleur de vie (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Alda, her sister Olga, and the latter's daughter Sigga live together in an old house facing a cemetery by the sea. Self-assured Alda collects men; Olga shuns them, but cannot help following... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Sandrine Bonnaire, André Dussollier
Est - Ouest (1999)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve
The Light (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Philippe Torreton, Grégori Derangère
Queen to Play (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Bottaro
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The upper-class owner of a gallery, Catherine Lelievre, hires the efficient and quiet maid Sophie to work in the family manor in the French countryside. Her husband Georges Lelievre, who is... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset
La puritaine (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Bonnaire
Adieu Paris (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Investment bank manager FRANK BERNDSSEN (c. 40), based in Berlin, believes life to be just a matter of careful advance planning. Currently, he works for a Swiss investor group keen on ... See full summary »

Director: Franziska Buch
Stars: Jessica Schwarz, Hans Werner Meyer, Jean-Yves Berteloot
Bad Seeds (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Safy Nebbou
Stars: Emile Berling, Charles Berling, Sarah Stern
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hélène
...
Paul
Louisa Pili ...
Mathilde
Darry Cowl ...
Léo
Philippe Leroy ...
Maxime (as Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu)
Maurice Chevit ...
Maurice
Monique Mélinand ...
Madeleine
Marie Mergey ...
Émilie
Geneviève Rey-Penchenat ...
Marguerite (as Geneviève Penchenat)
Paul Pavel ...
M. Achraf
Françoise Jamet ...
Lucie
Sarah Boreo ...
Renée
Arlette Didier ...
Josette
Stéphane Bissot ...
Stéphanie
Frédéric Gorny ...
L'inspecteur
Edit

Storyline

Ten year old Mathilde (Louisa Pili) lives with her mother Helene (Sandrine Bonnaire) in a suburb of Paris... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

29 September 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A zsiráf nyaka  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Neither Seen Nor Recognized (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rich story-telling
20 November 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is such a rich story that it could entertain and succeed in several ways, depending on your point of view. It's a story about old age, about family relationships, and wise characters who know when to stay quiet.

For myself, it was a story of how children can trick you, or charm you, or drag you kicking and screaming out of your comfort zone. And where did they learn to do all this? From none other than ourselves, when we did it to them. Still, they seem to be so much better at it than us; our comfort zones are so much more rusted into place.

Just an observation: Why are middle-aged heroines in French films so often called Helene?


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Yuk! with the cigarettes Fish_chips
Discuss The Giraffe's Neck (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?