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12 December 2007 (France) See more »
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While squatting in his uncle's Paris apartment, an out-of-work man (Lavoine) strikes up a relationship with the writer (Bouquet) who lives next door. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Carole Bouquet ... Hélène
Marc Lavoine ... Valentin
Florence Foresti ... Roseline
Jean Senejoux ... Jérémy
François-Eric Gendron ... Hubert
Jean-Claude Adelin ... Henri
Marc Fayet ... Le voisin au restaurant
Jean-Paul Bonnaire ... Roger - le clochard
Grégory Montel ... Bruno Suchet
Yves Lambrecht ... L'éditeur
Yvan Varco ... Michel Deboison
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fanny Atlan ... L'infirmière
Raphaël Canard ... Jeune père Noël
Eric Declerck ... Le médecin
Patrice Demonière ... Vincent
Tania Dessources ... La femme africaine
Hédi Klai ... Homme restos du coeur
Aude Léger ... L'amie
Monique Martial ... La voisine
Ariane Moret ... L'hôtesse d'édition
Monique Nevers ... La bénévole
Charles Sire ... Le marié
Edwart Vignot ... L'écrivain qui doute
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Directed by
Anne-Marie Etienne 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne-Marie Etienne 

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... producer
David Poirot-Gozlan .... executive producer (as David Poirot)
Laurent Pétin .... associate producer
Michèle Pétin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Julien (original music)
 
Cinematography by
Gilles Henry 
 
Film Editing by
Christophe Pinel 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Baptiste Poirot 
 
Costume Design by
Florence Emir 
 
Makeup Department
Jacques Clemente .... key makeup artist
Simine Commien .... makeup artist (as Simine Comien)
Diana López .... hair stylist trainee
Agathe Moro .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
François Menny .... unit manager
Nicolas Mestrallet .... assistant unit manager
Gatien Nida .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raphaëlle Bruyas .... second assistant director
Clothilde Carenco .... assistant director trainee (as Clotilde Carenco)
Elizabeth Marre .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gérard Bouquet .... carpenter
Liliane De Vos Conil .... key painter
Paola Debiasi .... set accessories
Philippe Durand .... carpenter
Patrice Fasola .... painter
Denis Gambs .... chief constructor
Christine Rey .... tapestry
Annie Senéchal .... set dresser
Gilles Tissot .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Sophie Chiabaut .... boom operator
Grégory Lacroix .... boom operator
Olivier Laurent .... sound editor
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator
Jean-Max Morise .... post-synchronisation
Elisabeth Paquotte .... sound editor
Franck Tassel .... assistant foley artist
Pierre Tucat .... sound engineer
Pierre Tucat .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kamel Belaïd .... electrician
Eric Bialas .... Steadicam operator
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Patrick de Ranter .... steadicam operator
Samuel Dumarcher .... additional grip
Jean-Marc Dupuy .... grip
Bertrand Follet .... first assistant camera
François Gallou .... additional electrician
Sebastien Gaulon .... additional electrician (as SébastienGaulon)
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
Mohamed Khaznadji .... key grip
Marion Koch .... camera operator
Eric Labosse .... additional camera operator
David le Mevel .... additional electrician
Pierre Michaud .... gaffer
Anne Nicolet .... camera operator
Mathieu Szpiro .... electrician
Benoît Theunissen .... Steadicam operator
Frederick Vanard .... additional electrician (as Frédéric Vanard)
Valerio Villalba .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Laura Declerck .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Véronique Biron .... wardrobe
Marie Rospabe .... additional wardrobe
Indiana Sylla .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Gilles Granier .... digital color grader
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Carlos Pinto .... assistant editor
Frederique Veillard .... assistant editor (as Frédérique Veillard)
 
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Bruno Mercere .... music recording mixer
 
Other crew
Jean-Marc Balmayer .... production administrator: Thelma Films
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Ludovic Eyrolle .... production administrator
Charlotte Frances .... production assistant
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
Pierre Selinger .... production attorney
Charles Sire .... assistant script
Fang Sun .... production assistant
Jerôme Vimard .... groupman (as Jérôme Vimard)
 

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"Si c'était lui..." - France (original title)
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If it were him!, 19 February 2011
Author: jotix100 from New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Helene, a writer of high brow texts, is a single mother in Paris. She has a young son, Jeremy, a boy that appears to be mature for his tender age, caring for the homeless that use their sidewalk as a home. The man that moves to the apartment across the landing from Helene, is another story.

Valentin, is an unemployed man that is occupying the apartment while the owners are away. The other people in the building are furious with his presence among these bourgeois Parisians. At first Helene is somewhat reluctant to let Jeremy be friendly to Valentin. When he finally gets a chance to meet the man, although upset by his being her neighbor, begins to see him in a different light.

Helene had a man in her life, although nothing serious. Her sister Roseline is a woman of a certain age looking for romance, but never landing a serious relationship. Helene's life is complicated, but she finds time to try to get Valentin a job, something that backfires on her. After all, he is a man with a lot of pride and dignity. He wants her love, but not charity.

A moderate funny comedy from France, "Perfect Match", as it is known in English, offers some good moments. It was written and directed by Anne Marie Etienne, who has the good sense to keep things uncomplicated. She was lucky in getting the services of Carole Bouquet, one of the most beautiful women working in the French cinema. Valentin is played by singer Marc Lavoine, a man that kept reminding us of a French William Dafoe because of his face bone structure. Ms. Bouquet and Mr. Lavoine make good music together in a comedy that while not a must see, is pleasant enough to watch.

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