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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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Lemming is Lifeless 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
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Natacha Boussaa ... Une call-girl
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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
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
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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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Lemming is Lifeless, 16 December 2007
Author: st-shot from United States

Things begin to slide precipitously downhill for the young and upwardly mobile Getty's upon recovering a lemming very far from home in the trap under the kitchen sink at their home in a staid and dreary suburbia in Toulouse, France. More imbalance takes place as the husband has his boss and wife over for supper. The wife (Charlotte Rampling) creates a scene and the evening ends badly. She attempts later to seduce Allain Getty then follows this with a very destructive visit to Getty's wife. The Getty marriage now begins to disintegrate. Irrationality ensues, the ugliness increases-very slowly. Eventually we learn how the lemming ended up so far away from home. The end.

Lemming is a slow moving, lifelessly acted "suspense thriller" that is shooting for something higher with the ambiguous presence of the title character. I'm sure it has a variety of symbolic significances that the cahiers crowd could ruminate over for hours. For me though it is a contrived distraction that is unable to save this turgid Chabrol like (I apologize for being redundant.)bore and its cast of zombies.

Looking like a calcified Charles Bronson, Charlotte Rampling is miserable in every way. She's had an impressive late career with powerfully enigmatic performances in such films as Under the Sand and Swimming Pool but she fails to get beyond robotic in Lemming. The rest of Director Dominik Moll's cast barely remains awake. The audience may be more hard pressed to do so. Lemming has a couple of jolting moments but no where near enough to keep it mildly interesting for over two hours. It belongs with the doomed lemming, down the drain.

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