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L'ivresse du pouvoir
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Release Date:
22 February 2006 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A magistrate investigates a corporate executive. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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(4 articles)
Nightcap | Blu-ray Review
 (From ioncinema. 7 October 2014, 10:30 AM, PDT)

Claude Chabrol obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 September 2010, 3:47 AM, PDT)

Printemps du Cinema see 30% increase
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 20 March 2006)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Isabelle Huppert ... Jeanne Charmant-Killman

François Berléand ... Michel Humeau

Patrick Bruel ... Jacques Sibaud
Marilyne Canto ... Erika
Robin Renucci ... Philippe Charmant-Killman

Thomas Chabrol ... Félix
Jean-François Balmer ... Boldi
Pierre Vernier ... Président Martino
Jacques Boudet ... Descarts
Philippe Duclos ... Jean-Baptiste Holéo
Roger Dumas ... René Lange
John Arnold ... Homme jaguar #1
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Me Parlebas
Jacques Bouanich ... Le gardien de la prison
Benoît Charpentier ... Journaliste économique
Laurence Colussi ... Secrétaire ascenseur
Dominique Daguier ... Inconnu #2

Stéphane Debac ... Flic trentenaire #1
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Leblanc
Raphaëlle Farman ... La cantatrice
Pierre-Henri Gibert ... Larbin pôle financier
Michelle Goddet ... Nicole Humeau (as Michèle Goddet)
Cyril Guei ... Le diplomate africain
Fernand Guiot ... Le Belge (voice)
Sophie Guiter ... Evelyne
Jean-Marie Juan ... Marco
Aicha Kossoko ... Infirmière Jeanne (as Aïcha Kossoko)
Nathalie Kousnetzoff ... Michèle
Pascale Mariani ... Femme de ménage Palais
Raphaël Neal ... Inconnu 1
Jacky Nercessian ... Le maître d'hôtel du club
Jean-Pierre Niobe ... Jipé
Emmanuel Noyant ... Policier 1
Anthony Paliotti ... Surveillant fouille
Guy Perrot ... Le médecin
Hubert Saint-Macary ... Le directeur de la prison
Michel Scourneau ... Homme Jaguar #2
Yves Verhoeven ... Benoît, le greffier
Jean-Marie Winling ... L'homme de pouvoir
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Leguéret ... Flic Trentenaire #2 (as Eric Sendra)
Pascale Michaud
Eric Moreau ... Un client du grand hôtel (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Odile Barski 
Claude Chabrol 

Produced by
Françoise Galfré .... executive producer
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Alfred Hürmer .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
 
Production Design by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco 
 
Costume Design by
Mic Cheminal 
 
Makeup Department
Fabienne Bressan .... key hair stylist
Reynald Desbant .... hair stylist
Axel Guemraoui .... hair stylist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... key makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Roger .... makeup artist
José Salguiero .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Grégory Back .... assistant unit manager
Laurent Bourgarel .... assistant unit manager
Pascale Guerre .... assistant unit manager
Michel Jullien .... production manager
Serge Klinger .... assistant unit manager
Alexis Lavergne .... assistant unit manager
Thierry Magniez .... unit production manager
Sandrine Rouquié .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Frizat .... assistant director
Vincent Guillerminet .... assistant director
Eymeric Ioualalen .... assistant director
Cécile Maistre .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Galliard .... property master
Mathieu Junot .... assistant art director
Michel Mourgues .... set dresser
Catherine Pierrat .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Denis Carquin .... sound assistant
Vincent Cosson .... sound re-recording mixer
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Michel Filippi .... post-synchronization
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Lebras .... boom operator: post-synchronisation
Pierre Lenoir .... sound
Anaïs Libolt .... sound trainee
Vincent Maloumian .... assistant foley artist
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Atanassian .... electrician
Michel Atanassian .... grip
Florent Bazin .... first assistant camera
Eric Bonnaire .... grip (as Erik Bonnaire)
Gabriele Buti .... video assistant
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Stéphane Duchemin .... grip
Xavier Embry .... grip
Franck Fiquet .... electrician
Michel Garçon .... generator operator
Pierre-Henri Gibert .... still photographer
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
Laurent Lemonnier .... grip
Margot Lestage .... second assistant camera
Georges Manuélis .... electrician (as Georges Manulélis)
Laurent Martin .... grip
Marc Mulero .... electrician
Marc Nove .... electrician
Dominique Robert .... key grip
Philippe Vigier .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Laurence Glentzin .... costumer
Hélène Kurant .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Stanislas Moreau .... assistant editor
Olivier Rossignol .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Vincent Bell .... location scout
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor
Stéphanie Fouet .... administrator
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... travelling car
Cyril Lagarde .... travelling car
Sandrine Rouquié .... production assistant
Eva Simonet .... press attache
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'ivresse du pouvoir" - France (original title)
"A Comedy of Power" - Canada (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:110 min | France:110 min | Argentina:110 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | France:U | Germany:o.Al. (f) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG
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Trivia:
Four Chabrols worked on the film: Director and co-writer Claude Chabrol, his screenplay-supervisor wife Aurore Chabrol, and his two sons: composer Matthieu Chabrol and actor Thomas Chabrol.See more »
Soundtrack:
Peer GyntSee more »

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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Based on "Elf affair", 1 March 2006
Author: jfseignol from Paris, France

This new movie by Claude Chabrol is directly inspired by a true story. The "Affaire Elf", named by the french oil-company, was a large financial and political scandal where several top-level french politicians where involved, such as Roland Dumas (ex foreign-affairs minister) or Charles Pasqua (ex minister of interior). As in the true story, a judge is investigating about some corruption in business between a french major company and some African states. Most of the characters in the movie are very similar to real persons involved in the "Affaire Elf".

The movie focuses on two subjects: the first one is how the judge (Isabelle Huppert) becomes more and more addicted to the power she uses by sending powerful businessmen to jail; the second one is the wide-scale cynicalness of people involved in the scandal, used to play with public money and take advantage of this without seeing anything immoral.

A good movie, very funny because, as stated at the beginning "any similarity with real person or event would be, as it is said, fortuitousness".

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