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17 November 2004 (Belgium) See more »
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A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rendell-Chabrol : a good match. See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Benoît Magimel ... Philippe Tardieu
Laura Smet ... Stéphanie "Senta" Bellange

Aurore Clément ... Christine
Bernard Le Coq ... Gérard Courtois
Solène Bouton ... Sophie Tardieu
Anna Mihalcea ... Patricia Tardieu
Michel Duchaussoy ... Le clochard
Suzanne Flon ... Madame Crespin
Eric Seigne ... Jacky
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Nadeau
Philippe Duclos ... Capitaine Dutreix

Thomas Chabrol ... Lieutenant José Laval

Isolde Barth ... Rita (as Isild Barth)
Mazen Kiwan ... Pablo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chantal Banlier ... La caissière épicerie
Jacqueline Cassard ... Madame Bertillon
Brigitte Chamarande ... Madame Soupin
Emmanuel Faure
Pascal Franks
Pierre Galliard
Florent Gibassier ... Le serveur de pizza
Vincent Guillerminet
Joëlle Legua
Isabelle Leprince ... Madame Pélissier
Isabelle Mamère ... Nathalie Dumont
Jean-Pierre Niobe (as Jean-Pierre Niobé)
Cécile Peroua
Taïeb (as Taieb)
Michel Vivier
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Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Chabrol 
Pierre Leccia 
Ruth Rendell  novel

Produced by
Françoise Galfré .... executive producer
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Alfred Hürmer .... co-producer
Antonio Passalia .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
 
Production Design by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco 
 
Costume Design by
Mic Cheminal 
 
Makeup Department
Françoise Andrejka .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Laura Einmahl .... unit manager
Michel Jullien .... production manager
Anne Lessnick .... production manager
Thierry Magniez .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Guillerminet .... second assistant director
Cécile Maistre .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Yvonnick Bousso .... painter
Aleth Galen .... sculptor
Patrick Loret .... painter
Jérôme Perrin .... key construction
Catherine Pierrat .... set dresser
Amanda Ponsa .... painter
Evariste Richer .... painter
 
Sound Department
Vincent Cosson .... sound re-recording mixer
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Lenoir .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Delphine Desbruères .... second assistant camera
Sascha Govic .... grip
David Grinberg .... assistant camera
Dominique Robert .... key grip
Michel Thiriet .... camera operator
Jakob von Lenthe .... video operator
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Stanislas Moreau .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Vincent Bell .... scout
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor
Stéphanie Fouet .... administrator
Aleth Galen .... sculptress
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... travelling car
Caspar Heider .... production coordinator
Laurent Mulot .... travelling car
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Carolin von Fritsch .... set manager: Munich
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La demoiselle d'honneur" - France (original title)
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111 min
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37 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Rendell-Chabrol : a good match., 21 November 2004
Author: guy-bellinger (guy.bellinger@wanadoo.fr) from Montigny-lès-Metz, France

Just like Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell is a perfect inspiration to Claude Chabrol. Following Patricia Highsmith's example, Ruth Rendell minutely explores the troubled minds of unbalanced characters and the effects of their dangerous conduct on the people they mix with, the latter unaware of their mental imbalance. And what is director Chabrol pet theme? Just that!

This second child of a love match ( "La Demoiselle d'Honneur" is "La Cérémonie"'s younger sister ) is - unsurprisingly - as good as the first product of their encounter.

This time around, two hearts, two bodies are irrepressibly attracted to each other but will the sick mind of one contaminate the other's healthy brain? This is what the story is about and fascination slowly but surely finds its way to the viewer. Indeed Chabrol's talent mainly lies in his ability to make the story shift from the ordinary ( Philippe's family life, his job, the wedding ) to the uncanny ( Senta's odd ideas, the queer characters living in a bizarre house, Senta's sincere love tainted with unsettling ideas).

Benoît Magimel and Laura Smet embody the cursed couple to perfection.

In addition, there are excellent supporting performances, mainly from Aurore Clément ( the mother whose suffering is made apparent despite the character's efforts to hide it ), from young Anna Mihalcea ( striking as a young tortured rebel ) and from Michel Duchaussoy ( very amusing as good-natured tramp ).

All this fine movie lacks to be a genuine masterpiece is an extra dose of intensity. But , as it is, it's quite worth seeing.

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