MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,113 this week

Notre univers impitoyable (2008)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 289 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Victor and Margot are both lawyers in a major consulting firm and form a solid couple in private. Yet one day they find themselves competing for the same job promotion. How will their relationship stand up to the outcome?

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 29 Dec 2010
 
a list of 2235 titles
created 20 Mar 2012
 
a list of 12 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 664 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Notre univers impitoyable (2008)

Notre univers impitoyable (2008) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Notre univers impitoyable.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I Do (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At 41, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Lartigau
Stars: Alain Chabat, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bernadette Lafont
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An ecological pharmacist uses ancient Celtic techniques to murder industrial magnates whose practices harm the planet.

Director: Jean Veber
Stars: Vincent Perez, Guillaume Depardieu, Clara Bellar
L'antidote (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Vincent De Brus
Stars: Christian Clavier, Jacques Villeret, Agnès Soral
The Prey (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bankrobber Franck Adrien serves a prison sentence after successfully robbing a national bank, but before he gets caught he manages to hide the money and it's not just police that are ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Valette
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac
Ca$h (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After his brother is killed, Cash allies with a famous thief to pull of the biggest robbery in history.

Director: Éric Besnard
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Jean Reno, Valeria Golino
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Isabelle Mergault
Stars: Michel Blanc, Medeea Marinescu, Wladimir Yordanoff
Monsieur Papa (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager, knows that she will never reconcile with her ex-husband. She must do ... See full summary »

Director: Kad Merad
Stars: Michèle Laroque, Kad Merad, Vincent Perez
The Whistler (2009)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Cannes, the French Riviera. Armand Teillard is happy with life; a busy store downtown, a delightful girlfriend, a magnificent record collection and lunch every day at Sofia and Martial's ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lefebvre
Stars: François Berléand, Thierry Lhermitte, Sami Bouajila
Sans rancune! (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Yves Hanchar
Stars: Milan Mauger, Thierry Lhermitte, Benoît Cauden
Le cactus (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Directors: Gérard Bitton, Michel Munz
Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Pascal Elbé, Alice Taglioni
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Director: Alain Berbérian
Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Alice Taglioni, Jean-Paul Rouve
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An unlikely friendship develops between a hitman and a suicidal guy who have both checked into the same hotel for different reasons.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Richard Berry, Patrick Timsit, Pascal Elbé
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maître Margot Dittermann
...
Maître Victor Bandini
...
Maître Nicolas Bervesier
Pascale Arbillot ...
Juliette
Scali Delpeyrat ...
Maître Bertrand Lavoisier
...
Éléonore
Denise Aron-Schropfer ...
La mère de Margot
Antonio Cauchois ...
Le père de Margot
Eliot Pasqualon ...
Antonin
Flore Labrande ...
Clémentine
Thierry Gimenez ...
Mercier
Joe Sheridan ...
Goudal
Farid Bentoumi ...
Emmanuel
Isabelle Cagnat ...
Femme couple
Olivier Balazuc ...
Homme couple
Edit

Storyline

Victor and Margot are both lawyers in a major consulting firm and form a solid couple in private. Yet one day they find themselves competing for the same job promotion. How will their relationship stand up to the outcome?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

What If...?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Unforgiving World See more »

Soundtracks

Dallas
(French version)
Written by Jean Renard and Michel Salva (1981)
From original TV series theme "Dallas"
Written by Jerrold Immel (1978)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Promises more than it delivers
5 May 2008 | by (Montigny-lès-Metz, France) – See all my reviews

On paper the synopsis of this second movie by Léa Fazer ("Bienvenue en Suisse") looks very exciting. Indeed, this is the story of Margot and Victor, a couple of lawyers working for the same law firm, told twice, the story varying according to the premise that either he or she has been promoted to the rank of associate to the manager. This is of course not the first time that the device of two (or more) alternative realities has been used but seeing one alleged "reality" from several different angles is always thought-provoking. That's why I expected much from "Notre Univers impitoyable".

To tell the truth, my feelings after viewing the film, are mixed. I didn't really disliked it but I was a bit let down, possibly simply because I had had too high expectations. Or else because the finished product delivered less than it promised. It is up to the reader to decide.

There is no reason to complain about the acting. The star couple Alice Taglioni & Jocelyn Quivrin (a real-life couple, the trendy thing to do of late!) is okay and Thierry Lhermitte just excels as the villain of the piece. He has a knack for underplaying the despicable characters he is wont to play that actually enhances their sins. But the two actors who shine here are Pascale Arbillot as the unstable Juliette, Margot's single mother sister, and Scali Delpeyrat as Margot and Victor's shy colleague.

There is also a fine satiric edge and the construction IS original, as the story changes course whenever one of the two heroes starts wondering how things could have been had HE or SHE been the chosen one.

And yet, despite these undeniable qualities, the result is not wholly satisfying. The reason, to my mind, is that the way Fazer tackles her subject remains somewhat shallow. She all too often resorts to clichés (Margot serving coffee, Victor and his Maserati), which is a waste of time. On the other hand she does not go deep enough into the way a law firm functions. The working environment is examined to greater length and to better effect in contemporary French film like "No Smoking", "Violence des Echanges en Milieu tempéré" or "99F".

All in all, not a masterpiece but a rather enjoyable flick for all that. Léa Fazer will certainly do better if she manages not to remain on the surface of things next time.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Canadian DVD - English subtitles? gpp2
Discuss Notre univers impitoyable (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?