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The wife of a young engineer's boss dies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
4 nominations See more »
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  (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
Julie Depardieu .... thanks

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129 min
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13 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The onset of "Lemming" is catchy but then it gets bogged down in oil slick, 4 September 2005
Author: dbdumonteil

In 2000, Dominik Moll had introduced us Harry in "With a Friend Like Harry" (2000), a charismatic and mysterious character admirably acted by Sergi Lopez who by wishing Michel's well had managed to break his peaceful household although it was a bit on the edge on a knife. Five years later, he returned to the attack with the long-anticipated "Lemming" starring once again Laurent Lucas. This time it's not one person who is nasty to him but two offbeat people: André Dussollier and Charlotte Rampling. There's a major difference with Moll's previous opus: "Lemming" doesn't match "With a Friend Like Harry"'s brilliance at all because it's too woolly, incoherent to hold water whereas the former work was absolutely clear in its script and didn't present the single mistake in its logical way of thinking.

The movie promises great things but loses steam halfway through. It gets off to a good start with a Chabrolian aura to let the vices of a seemingly well-behaved and respectable upper-class couple show through. Even better, Moll has the capacity to create from a trite situation an ominous atmosphere which makes the viewer feel uncomfortable. Is there anything more trite than a dinner with one's boss? But when Rampling asks Dussollier the following question: "Was it one of your b******?", a feeling of unpleasantness invades the viewer and stays inside him or her until the middle of the film. And an eerie Charlotte Rampling excels in a part which requires ambiguity, mystery. Her motivations towards Lucas and her frail spouse Charlotte Gainsbourg remain undetermined: does she try to put an end to their love life or isn't she prey to madness? And one could also specify that her husband as weird as her tries to make life impossible to Lucas. Perhaps, he try to split them too. Be that as it may, after this memorable evening, the movie takes the way of the fantastic and one figures that we have a first-class movie between one's hands. The making evolutes on the razor's edge, the unusual nature of the movie is slowly and softly hatched, the relationships between the characters become blurred, the strangeness of the situations alarm...

Alas, in the middle of the course, it's downhill and the attention ends up diluting itself in the ins and outs of a convoluted and tortuous story à la David Lynch and the protagonists' psychological drifts remove the flick all charm and all cohesion. Because it wants too much, "Lemming" loses its efficiency and the whole crew loses the plot. Moll's work is also marred by a cosy end which takes the easy way.

If "With a Friend Like Harry" occupies a prominent place in my favorite movies made in 2000, "Lemming" has a prime place in the category of the dashed hopes of 2005. If you are a David Lynch buff, this one has your name on it and for the others: caution!

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