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Cast

Credited cast:
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Alain Getty
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Bénédicte Getty
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Alice Pollock
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Richard Pollock
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Nicolas Chevalier
Véronique Affholder ...
Francine
Michel Cassagne ...
Le vétérinaire
Florence Desille ...
L'infirmière
Emmanuel Gayet ...
Le médecin de garde
Félix Gonzales ...
Félix, le fils du voisin
Nicolas Jouhet ...
L'employé des eaux
Fabrice Robert ...
Bruno
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Natacha Boussaa ...
Une call-girl
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The automation engineer Alain Getty and his beloved wife Bénédicte have just moved to the suburb of Bel-Air. Alain has developed the prototype of a flying web-cam for Pollock S.A., a high-tech company. After a successful presentation of his project to their clients, Alain invites his boss Richard Pollock and his wife Alice for dinner at his home. The couple arrives late, and Alice is extremely rude, insulting her husband and the young couple, and forcing Richard to leave the house earlier. During the night, Alain finds a rare Scandinavian lemming stuck in the siphon of the sink in the kitchen. On the next night, Alice unsuccessfully tries to seduce Alain after-hours in the laboratory of the company. On the next afternoon, she visits Bénédicte to apologize her behavior and cynically tells her sexual harassment to her husband. Then she locks herself in a room and commits suicide. On the next days, Bénédicte changes her behavior and relationship with Alain, seeming to be possessed by ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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11 May 2005 (France)  »

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$11,310 (USA) (19 May 2006)

Gross:

$81,612 (USA) (8 September 2006)
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Cool, but lacking in angst
27 December 2008 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

A cool thriller with a supernatural air, 'Lemming' has much to commend it, including a walk on role (so to speak) for the Pic du Midi d'Osseau, one of my favourite Pyrennean mountains. The story is actually quite limited, but M. Pollock and his wife both make an interesting pair of monsters and a frighteningly believable couple, and the movie's four-handed structure pits them nicely against the model pairing of the hero and his wife. Ultimately, it might have been better had the lemmings of the title seemed more connected to the meat of the story; but the acting is good, even if the hero is just a little too reserved for us to really feel his angst.


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