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11 May 2005 (France) See more »
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The wife of a young engineer's boss dies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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Dominik Moll To Direct Franco-British Series ‘The Tunnel’; More Cast Added
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A Mind-bending Film that Challenges the Viewer: What is Dream and What is Reality? See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Laurent Lucas ... Alain Getty

Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Bénédicte Getty

Charlotte Rampling ... Alice Pollock

André Dussollier ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natacha Boussaa ... Une call-girl

Directed by
Dominik Moll 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gilles Marchand 
Dominik Moll 

Produced by
Michel Saint-Jean .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Whitaker  (as David Sinclair Whitaker)
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Marc Fabre 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Fromentin 
 
Production Design by
Michel Barthélémy 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Duboisberranger 
 
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
Isabelle Pannetier 
 
Makeup Department
Mabel Anzalone .... additional makeup artist
Kaatje Van Damme .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charles Besnard .... assistant production
Olivier Lagny .... unit production manager
Catherine Lapoujade .... production manager
Laurent Weitmann .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Alzieu .... second assistant director
Julien Greco .... second assistant director
Rafaele Ravinet-Virbel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
François Borgeaud .... property master
Thomas Broyon .... assistant property buyer
Tom Danos .... carpenter
Xavier Floris .... props: exteriors
Virginie Hernvann .... assistant art director
Arnaud Le Roch .... assistant art director
Boris Piot .... set dresser
Nathalie Rousseau .... trainee art director
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
David Laurent .... ripper (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank Ceven .... assistant foley artist (as Franck Ceven)
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Armelle Mahé .... assistant sound mixer
François Maurel .... sound
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
James McWilliam .... programmer
Fred Messa .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Pascal Molina .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Chrystèle Barbarat .... visual effects production manager
Erwann Baudet .... digital effects artist
Anne Chatelet .... character animator
Laurent Clavier .... research & development support
Christophe Courgeau .... matte painting lead
Sophie Denize .... visual effects coordinator
Nicolas Dumay .... digital effects artist
Cédric Fayolle .... digital compositor
Ludovic Fouche .... matchmover
Pascal Laurent .... visual effects coordinator
Cyrille Martin .... character animator
Pierre Michel .... digital compositor
Michael Nauzin .... character animator
Laurent Pancaccini .... animator
Guillaume Pondard .... digital compositor
Nicolas Rey .... visual effects supervisor
Alexandre Rouil .... particle animator
Morgan Sagel .... digital effects artist
Vincent Venchiarutti .... digital compositor
Francois Zarroca .... research & development support
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurent Duquesnoy .... grip
Nicolas Le Gal .... assistant camera
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olivia Lahougue .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gilda Fine .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Fabien Pascal .... assistant color timer
Fabien Pascal .... color timer
Clotilde Tellier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Vivien Mergot .... additional music recordist
Colin Sheen .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bénédicte Darblay .... script supervisor
Nathalie Lesage .... accountant
Ronan Moucheboeuf .... assistant: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Puiroux .... unit production assistant
 
Thanks
Julie Depardieu .... thanks
 

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129 min
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An der schönen blauen DonauSee more »

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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A Mind-bending Film that Challenges the Viewer: What is Dream and What is Reality?, 4 September 2006
Author: gradyharp from United States

Nightmares have never been so decidedly well scripted as in LEMMING, another bizarre creation by French director Dominik Moll ('With a Friend like Harry', 'Intimacy') and writer Gilles Marchand ('Red Lights', 'Who Killed Bambi?', 'Bon voyage', 'Tender Souls', 'Joyeux Noël'). As played by a superlative quartet of actors - Charlotte Rampling, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Laurent Lucas, and André Dussollier - the film is no easy path to follow but one that in retrospect seems to fit together like a Chinese puzzle.

The story involves the 'model couple' who invite the rogue older couple to dinner where a belated arrival heralds the singly strange behavior of the boss' wife. When the outrageously 'eccentric' wife subsequently is thwarted in a seduction of the model husband and the model husband fails to immediately communicate this embarrassing encounter to his young wife, the nightmare begins: the tale embraces suicide, alienation, adultery, philandering, murder, abandonment, a car crash - all seemingly related in a linear sense. But as it turns out, in the end of the film the events appear to be the fodder of a nightmare that could only have been induced by a simple initial guilt of lack of communication.

The 'lemming' of the title refers not only to a Scandinavian rodent that is found in the plumbing of the young couple's kitchen, but it also is part of the nightmare of the concept that lemmings 'commit suicide' in their migration from their overpopulated Scandinavia to the oceans of death beyond their home. In retrospect each piece of the bizarre story is laid very carefully in the opening of the film, at times a bit occult but the pieces are there. Rampling and Gainsbourg are their usual beautiful and gifted selves in very tough roles, and the entire cast is on target, succeeding in catching us off guard at every turn. Perhaps this is not a 'great movie', but it certainly is a fine exercise for the mind and gives further evidence that Dominik Moll is a formidable artist. Grady Harp, September 06

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