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Release Date:
22 December 2004 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
Louise, younger sister, natural and straightforward, lives in province; Martine, older sister, beautiful and aloof... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Isabelle Huppert ... Martine Demouthy

Catherine Frot ... Louise Mollet

François Berléand ... Pierre Demouthy
Brigitte Catillon ... Sophie
Michel Vuillermoz ... Richard
Christiane Millet ... Géraldine
Rose Thiéry ... Fernanda, la bonne
Bruno Chiche ... Charles

Jean-Philippe Puymartin ... L'éditeur
Aurore Auteuil ... L'hôtesse accueil éditeur
Antoine Beaufils ... Alexandre Demouthy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe Breton
Philippe Cacheux
Françoise Dubois ... Hôtesse salon de coiffure
Denis Sylvain
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Directed by
Alexandra Leclère 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alexandra Leclère 

Produced by
Philippe Godeau .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Amathieu 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze 
Jacqueline Mariani 
 
Casting by
Agathe Hassenforder 
Françoise Menidrey 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
 
Set Decoration by
Sébastien Monteux-Halleur 
 
Costume Design by
Esther Walz 
 
Makeup Department
Chantal Leothier .... key hair stylist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Martin Berléand .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Le Forestier .... assistant unit manager
François Menny .... unit production manager
Guillaume Parent .... post-production manager
Antonio Tavares-Monteiro .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurent Perreau .... first assistant director
Jean Baptiste Pouilloux .... assistant director
Thierry Verrier .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Maxime Girault .... assistant set decorator
Virginie Le Romain .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... adr recordist
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Vincent Breau .... second boom operator
Sophie Chiabaut .... boom operator
Thomas Desjonquères .... sound editor
Assia Dnednia .... assistant foley artist (as Assia Zipper)
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound mixer
Raphael Sohier .... sound editor
Christian Thurot .... cable person
Jean Umansky .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Émilie Feret .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Alain Barbier .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Blanckaert .... second assistant camera
Catherine Cabrol .... still photographer
Virginie Frot .... video assistant
Nicolas Juge .... electrician
Stefano Paradiso .... Steadicam operator
Teresa Punzi .... assistant camera
Samuel Renollet .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Françoise Dubois .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sylvie Lager .... assistant editor
Fabien Napoli .... digital color grader
Fabien Pascal .... color timer
Christophe Pinel .... assistant editor
Frederique Veillard .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Golding .... assistant music scoring engineer
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
Juliette Soubrier .... apprentice director
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les soeurs fâchées" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | France:U | Germany:12 | Spain:7 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)
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Trivia:
Alexandra Leclère met Isabelle Huppert and offered her her script while she was waiting outside school for her youngest son.See more »
Quotes:
Martine:Happiness, there's more to life than just that !See more »
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Soundtrack:
Rue de JollièresSee more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Better-than-average quality for French Cinema of today, 4 January 2005
Author: Nicholas Rhodes from Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France

First of all, the DVD of this film is now available in France ( Sept 10th 2005 ) It contains both French and English subtitles ( wonders will never cease !! ) plus numerous boni which are subtitled in French only !

Although French cinema had a heyday in the thirties, forties and even the beginning of the nineteen fifties, the general criticism applied to it at the end of the twentieth and first years of the twenty first century is that the films are "mou" or flabby. There may be a good idea now and then in the initial premise, but that doesn't necessarily make for viewer satisfaction in the "salles de cinéma" if the film itself is not carried out in a vivacious and lively way.

Happily, there are exceptions that confirm the general rule and "Les Soeurs Fâchées" is one of them. With a very limited plot ( one lady from the provinces making a visit to Paris and staying with her sister there ) the director has given us 90 minutes of excellent character study and percussive, cutting dialogue !! Both Catherine Frot and Isabelle Huppert put in truly magnificent performances in this film and let me assure the would-be spectator that there is not one boring moment ! Isabelle Huppert, beautifully freckly and good looking though she is has always had a tendency to interpret twisted, unhealthy or perverted characters in her films ... and this film is no exception. Her character is very unpleasant, intolerant, "coincée" or sexually repressed, impatient and unbearably snobbish .... I can confirm this is typical of a majority of Parisians to a greater or lesser degree !! Enter Catherine Frot, "la provinciale" adorable, friendly,spontaneous, natural, "naive" by Parisian standards, who has written a book and hopes to have it published by the parisian editor Grasset. Catherine Frot represents the simple, good-natured and uncomplicated, and unsophisticated person from the French provinces who is totally removed from the world of Isabelle Huppert but brings a breath of Fresh air into her stressed parisian life.

This difference between Paris and the provinces really does exist and although the characteristics are exaggerated in the film, I found it to be not that far removed from reality. There are moments when Huppert DOES realise she has an awful character, and repents but a few minutes later, this is forgotten and she's on the warpath again ! I am not sure whether the film would be that interesting for someone who does not live in France and does not know this profound difference between the parisian and provincial mentalities. When you have witnessed this first hand, the film with its dialogues takes on all its importance. The humour ( as such - as I don't know whether one can really call it humour - though there are a few moments where you smile ) vaguely recollects that distilled by the film "Tatie Danielle". If you've seen and appreciated the humour of the latter, then there are chances that you will appreciate this effort.

The dialogues of the film are surprisingly violent at certain stages and the spectator may be surprised or even shocked !! An excellent actors' performance in my opinion - and I would love to know how the film will go down in other countries !!!

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