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Priceless -- Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

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Director:
Writers:
Pierre Salvadori (scenario) and
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Release Date:
13 December 2006 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She only dated men with money...until she met a man with a heart See more »
Plot:
Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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User Reviews:
Grand Prix See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Audrey Tautou ... Irène

Gad Elmaleh ... Jean
Marie-Christine Adam ... Madeleine

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Jacques
Jacques Spiesser ... Gilles

Annelise Hesme ... Agnès
Charlotte Vermeil ... Dame au chihuahua
Claudine Baschet ... Dame au dogue
Laurent Claret ... Responsable bar Biarritz
Jean de Coninck ... L'homme au cigare
Blandine Pélissier ... La femme de chambre
Philippe Vendan-Borin ... Serveur restaurant Biarritz
Bernard Bourdeau ... Collègue Jean Biarritz
Didier Brice ... François
Laurent Mouton ... Serveur café François
Frédéric Bocquet ... Réceptionniste Monaco
Jean-Michel Lahmi ... Chirurgien esthétique
Luc Chavy ... Serveur piscine 1
Guillaume Verdier ... Serveur piscine 2
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Directed by
Pierre Salvadori 
 
Writing credits
Pierre Salvadori (scenario) and
Benoît Graffin (scenario)

Pierre Salvadori (dialogue)

Franck Bauchard (script consultant)

Produced by
Philippe Martin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Camille Bazbaz 
David Hadjadj 
 
Cinematography by
Gilles Henry 
 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Devinck 
 
Casting by
Alain Charbit 
 
Production Design by
Yves Fournier 
 
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
 
Makeup Department
Laurence Boulet .... additional hair stylist
Madeleine Cofano .... hair designer: Audrey Tautou
Paul de Fisser .... additional hair stylist
Turid Follvick .... makeup artist (as Turid Follvik)
Catherine Ichou .... additional makeup artist
Nathalie Kovalski .... makeup artist
Alain Luzy .... additional hair stylist
Frédéric Marin .... additional makeup artist
Muriel Martin .... additional hair stylist
Franck Mendoche .... additional hair stylist
Jane Milon .... hair stylist
Agathe Moro .... hair stylist
Dominique Rabout .... additional makeup artist (as Dominique Rabout-Manory)
Liliane Rametta .... additional makeup artist
Marilyn Rieul .... additional makeup artist
Franck Silvi .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Pascal Bonnet .... production manager
Christophe Fustini .... assistant unit manager
Bertrand Girard .... assistant unit manager
Pierre Leimbacher .... assistant unit manager
Juliette Mallon .... post-production manager
Tony Matos .... assistant unit manager
David Moreillon .... assistant unit manager
Frédéric Morin .... assistant unit manager
Roxanne Pinheiro .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Corno .... first assistant director
Hicham Kadiri .... assistant director
Julie Laugier .... additional assistant director
Amélie Marfurt .... second assistant director
Alexandre Tisseyre .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Natacha Altman .... painter
Céline Barray .... landscape designer
Nicolas Barray .... painter
Sabine Barthélémy .... painter
Matthieu Baudry .... painter
Laurent Bessou .... constructor
Martin Boutilié .... constructor
Bernard Bridon .... property master
Séverine Brunner .... tapestry
Denis Cantiteau .... constructor
Bruno Canzani .... painter
Marianne Capdeville .... painter
Jean-Baptiste Chartier .... dressing props
Caroline Chauvel .... tapestry
Jérome Clavier .... painter
Philippe Cord'homme .... set dresser: Monaco
Daniel Crociati .... painter
Hubert De Forcade .... constructor
Britta Demasse .... set dresser
Christine Descloitres .... painter
Ivan Desru .... trainee property master (as Ivan Desrue)
Guillaume Diehl .... constructor (as Guillaume Dielh)
Marie Dos Santos .... head painter
Denis Falgoux .... first assistant decorator
Valérie Faynot .... assistant decorator
Magali Fontaine .... painter (as Magalie Fontaine)
Magali Fournier-Clavere .... painter (as Magalie Clavere)
Christian Joly .... constructor (as Christain Joly)
Eric Lambert .... assistant decorator
Maryline Le Bihan .... locksmith
Pawel Lokczewski .... landscape artist (as Pavel Lockzewski)
Vincent Martin .... painter
Jean-Louis Morin .... landscape artist
Samir Moundy .... assistant property master
Samir Moundy .... swing gang
Franck Mouteault .... painter
Muriel Nicolle .... sculptor
Yves Noras .... sculptor
Jean Noviel .... painter
Paul Pasquier .... computer graphics
Anne Pelosi .... assistant art director
Jérôme Poirier .... constructor
Manuel Poulain .... constructor
François Roux .... sculptor
Janie Ryckmans .... tapestry
Sandra Sasportas .... constructor (as Sandra Saportas)
Juan-Carlos Soler .... constructor
Marie-Hélène Sulmoni .... set dresser
Didier Tardivel .... painter
Nicolas Testas .... constructor
Rémy Valognes .... tapestry
Alejandro Vasquez .... constructor
Angelo Zamparutti .... construction coordinator
Valérie Genty .... production assistant: art department (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pascale Aubaret .... dialogue editor
Mathilde Boussel .... additional dialogue editor (as Mathilde Bousselle)
Hélène Catuhe .... assistant sound editor
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Lionel Lebras .... boom operator
Alexis Leverve .... assistant sound mixer
Alexis Leverve .... co-sound mixer
François Maurel .... sound
Fred Messa .... boom operator (as Frédéric Messa)
Annie Pierre .... assistant sound editor
Joël Rangon .... sound mixer
Franck Tassel .... assistant foley artist
Christophe Vingtrinier .... foley engineer
Jean-Christophe Winding .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Grégoire Delage .... special effects: rain
Georges Demétrau .... special effects: rain
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects: rain
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects: rain
 
Visual Effects by
Marc Alépée .... roto artist
Julien Buisseret .... visual effect artist: MIKROS
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Vincent Dudouet .... digital compositor: Mikros image
Cédric Fayolle .... visual effects supervisor
Ludovic Iochem .... matte painter
Sabine Lineres .... digital compositor
Magalie Léonard .... digital colorist (as Magali Léonard)
Jean Christophe Mairot .... roto artist
Caroline Mistral .... digital compositor
Jean-Yves Parent .... roto artist
Julien Rousseau .... digital compositor
Christine Szymkowiak .... digital colorist
Jessy Ykema .... visual effects producer
Salvador Zalvidea .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Abelé .... additional electrician: Biarritz
Matilde Blancke .... trainee assistant camera
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Fabrice Delalée .... additional electrician: Biarritz
Renaud Fidon .... grip
Sebastien Gaulon .... electrician
Marion Koch .... additional assistant camera
David Koskas .... still photographer
Marianne Lamour .... pre-light electrician
David le Mevel .... electrician
Olivier Leblanc .... crane operator
Pierre Michaud .... gaffer
Anne Nicolet .... first assistant camera
Stéphane Nègre .... additional electrician: Nice
Samuel Renollet .... second assistant camera
Eric Sacher .... crane operator
Frederick Vanard .... electrician
Antoine Vidal .... crane operator
 
Casting Department
Christiane Barale .... extras casting: Côte d'Azur
Françoise Decupère .... extras casting: Biarritz
Lucas Loubaresse .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elfie Carlier .... costumer
Emily Delahaie .... additional wardrobe
Olivia Lahougue .... wardrobe
Dorothée Lissac .... costumer
Isabelle Pannetier .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Marie Da Costa .... assistant editor
Gwenola Heaulme .... additional assistant editor
Le Guen Jean-Baptiste .... digital film supervisor
Sophie Lustière .... color timer
Nelly Ollivault .... trainee assistant editor
Emmanuelle Pencalet .... additional assistant editor
 
Music Department
Clement Souchier .... music synchronization
 
Other crew
Hélène Bastide .... production administrator
Max Belmessieri .... location manager
Sandrine Cayron .... script supervisor
John Kaylin .... dubbing producer
Alexandre Kyriakidis .... production assistant
Fabrice Legrand .... location manager: French Riviera
Florence Lemoine .... assistant administrator
Jean-Patrick Nourricier .... rush runner
Valérie Todisco .... production secretary
Pascal Tréguy .... dog trainer (as Pascal Trégui)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hors de prix" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content including nudity
Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During a French TV show, the actress and singer Marie Laforêt announced her participation in the film, but in the end, she did not appear in it.See more »
Quotes:
Irène:I love Italian food. You don't expect much, so you can never be disappointed.See more »
Soundtrack:
Amour Délices et ContrebasseSee more »

FAQ

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48 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Grand Prix, 13 May 2008
Author: frankenbenz from Sydney, Australia

Last night my girlfriend dragged me to a chick flick. Fortunately for me, my girl has pretty good taste and it happened to be a French chick flick. Priceless doesn't redefine the genre, but it does prove most European mainstream films have a lot more going for them than most mainstream American films.

"Love conquers all" is certainly not an original theme, yet clichéd or not, this telling feels both fresh and intelligent. Whereas American chick flicks portray women as lonely, hopeless and dying to meet Mr. Right, Priceless establishes its female lead as anything but. Audrey Tautou's Irène is an icy predator, a materialistic bitch with no redeeming qualities other than a great body every designer dress she dons showcases. Here the male lead Jean (Gad Elmaleh) is the hapless and hopeless romantic, who is desperate to melt the ice queen's heart. While this setup might call to mind the Coen Brother's Intolerable Cruelty, it doesn't suffer from IC's achilles heel: aping the films it was inspired by. The Coen's film is an all too obvious tribute to Howard Hawk's screwball romantic comedies, so much so, their respect for Hawk's becomes the very crutch that renders IC lame. Priceless also pays respect to classic French comedies (ie. the films of Louis de Funès and Jacques Tati) but, unlike IC, it never gets bogged down by its influences. Priceless manages to make the old seem new and it is buoyed by its charm, its nuanced writing and the performances of the two leads.

Gad Elmaleh who plays the naïve Jean, not only nails every bit of physical comedy assigned to him, but he also provides Priceless with its heart. You can't help but feel his pain as you see in his eyes the heartache and humiliation inflicted upon him by Tautou's Irène. Throughout the film Elmaleh effortlessly expresses a wide range of emotions and even though the comedy is, at times, broad it never feels contrived and always feels natural.

I'm not going to go over the top and call this a masterpiece, but if you've got to sacrifice some blood and sit through a chick flick after subjecting your better half to a Herzog marathon (as I recently did), then Priceless is the perfect choice.

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