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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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

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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French Visa d'exploitation number 107930See more »

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4 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Mediocrity in the name of art is no virtue, 15 October 2009
Author: eldino33 from United States

Sometimes the best way to understand a film is to listen to the director's own words. With "La demoiselle d'honneur," even that may not aid one's comprehension. For me, this film appears to be too loosely constructed to provide much more than very casually related scenes which appear to go nowhere. For example, director Clausd Charbrol, in a written interview in the special effects section of the DVD, says: " In my films the plot is not terribly significant. I try to get it out of the way in the first reel." One is left wondering why there is a wedding anyway? Why is there a bridesmaid? Why so much emphasis on the bride's mother doing hairdressing in her kitchen? Charbrol wants the audience to identify with Beniot, but identify with what? Charbol claims Phillipe's character is 80% sex and 20% passion. From this, the director expects the audience (in his words)to be "strong enough or crazy enough to reject their whole mental makeup." Phillipe drives a new car in the film apparently because the auto agency delivered it to the set by mistake, so his boss Nadeau lets him drive it for six months until his own driver's license is reinstated, but he admonishes Phillipe to "bring it back in one piece." The beach scene is an clearly stated as being an illusion to FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. There is also a clear illusion to PSYCHO. Of course, the absence of plot as the film progresses seems to allow the story to go out of control. Chabrol explains: "You have to ask funny questions at times." The only funny question I can think of is "Why would anyone want to see this film?" I find no merit for recommendation.

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