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Writers:
Benoît Delépine (screenplay)
Gustave Kervern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 December 2008 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(15 articles)
Mathieu Kassovitz: 'I'm not proud to be French'
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 18 April 2013, 4:06 PM, PDT)

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'Eat the Rich' in French - tough, funny, weird, a bit too much See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yolande Moreau ... Louise Ferrand

Bouli Lanners ... Michel Pinchon

Benoît Poelvoorde ... Guy l'ingénieur

Albert Dupontel ... Miro
Joseph Dahan ... L'employé des pompes funèbres

Mathieu Kassovitz ... Le propriétaire de la ferme
Agnès Aubé ... La veuve
Kafka ... Flambart, le sous-directeur (as Francis Kuntz)
Hervé Desinge ... Le directeur de l'usine en Picardie
Fabienne Berne ... La secrétaire
Terence Debarle ... Terence
Yannick Jaulin ... L'employé de banque
Jacqueline Knuysen ... Jackie
Sylvie Van Hiel ... Sylvie, la déléguée syndicale
Pierrette Broodthaers ... Pierrette
Christine Ancelin ... Christine
Patricia Sageot ... Patricia
Sylvie Sageot ... Sylvie
Béatrice Croisille ... Béatrice
Stéphanie Davergne ... Stéphanie
Marguerite Ducroquet ... Marguerite
Jackye De Nayer ... La patronne du bar à hôtesses
Garance Fiévet ... Garance
Lumir Richet ... Lumir
Jean-Michel Carlier ... 1er client
Philippe Arezki ... 2e client

Benoît Delépine ... 3e client
Jawad Enejjaz ... Le serveur du bar louche
Lémi Cétol ... L'homme à la collerette
Eric Martin ... L'homme qui rit
Catherine Hosmalin ... Madame Pinchon - la mère de Michel
Siné ... M. Pinchon - le père de Michel
Alanis Freitag ... Michel Pinchon enfant
Pierre Renverseau ... Le prof de gym
Miss Ming ... La cousine Jennifer
Jean-Louis Barcelona ... Le serveur de fromages
Aurore Lagache ... La femme du propriétaire de la ferme bio
Jacky Lambert ... Le réceptionniste
Philippe Katerine ... Le chanteur de cabaret
Dominique Delhotte ... Le barman du cabaret
Christophe Salengro ... Le gogo-dancer
Olivier Simola ... Un client du cabaret
Pascal Rabaté ... Le père de famille au petit-déjeuner
Clotilde Delcommune ... L'hôtesse d'accueil du siège Nin-Nin
Aurélia Petit ... L'hôtesse en Segway
Nicolas Crousse ... Le cadre miraculé

Gustave Kervern ... Le capitaine du bateau

Frédéric Pierre ... Le second du bateau
Stephane Canda ... Le cadre pressé
Guillaume Le Bras ... L'avocat (as Guillaume Le Braz)
Denis Robert ... Le vigile
Jean-Luc Ormières ... Le businessman
Charles Steve Davey ... Le vieux rocker
Aliette Langolff-Colas ... La femme du businessman (as Aliette Langolff)
Anaïs Samoko ... Le bébé adopté
Duarte Prioste ... Le vigile 'nain de jardin'
Robert Dehoux ... L'aumônier prison
Isabelle Delépine ... La sage-femme
Manaël Simola-Bourgaux ... Le bébé
Frank Benoist ... Le policier (as Franck Benoist)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dodo Avrel ... Bar tender
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Directed by
Benoît Delépine 
Gustave Kervern  (as Gustave de Kervern)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benoît Delépine  screenplay
Gustave Kervern  screenplay

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Benoît Jaubert .... producer
Mathieu Kassovitz .... producer
Elisa Larrière .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gaëtan Roussel 
 
Cinematography by
Hugues Poulain 
 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Elmadjian 
 
Production Design by
Paul Chapelle 
 
Set Decoration by
Laurent Weber 
 
Costume Design by
Cécile Roullier 
 
Makeup Department
Frédéric Balmer .... special makeup effects artist
Geraldine Garetier .... key makeup artist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Anne Bennet .... production manager
Loïc Jouanjan .... unit production manager
Elisa Larrière .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gérard Bonnet .... first assistant director
Cécile Roullier .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Galina Bouquet .... assistant property master
Sylvie Cousin .... painter
Alexis Kinebanyan .... assistant property master
Fabrice L'Hereec .... carpenter
Nicolas Lefèbvre .... second assistant production designer
Franz Merckling .... carpenter
Julien Poitou-Weber .... property master
Fabien Tuizat .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Laurent Cercleux .... boom operator
Gregoire Couzinier .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Couzinier .... supervising sound editor
François Devin .... boom operator
Florent Lavallée .... foley recordist
Guillaume Le Bras .... sound
Alexis Place .... sound editor
Matthieu Roche .... assistant sound
 
Visual Effects by
Chadi Abo .... visual effects supervisor
François-Xavier Aubague .... visual effects producer
Xavier Perol .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Ballard .... electrician
Stephane Canda .... key grip
Julie Conte .... first assistant camera
Michel Foropon .... gaffer
Rachel Perez .... first assistant camera: first week
Synchro X. .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Géraldine Bastien .... costumer
Natacha Diehl .... seamstress
Catherine Duros .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Mélanie Bénard .... assistant editor
Jonathan Lepage .... post-production assistant
Nadine Makris .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Thomas Couzinier .... music editor
 
Other crew
Jean-Yves Achard .... weapons designer
Hélène Grand .... script supervisor
François Guerrar .... press attache (as François Hassan Guerrar)
Laurent Hanon .... location manager: Brussels
Jean-François Landon .... caterer
Yann Landon .... caterer
Stephane Lieser .... lawyer
Christophe Mahé-Menant .... production administrator (as Christophe Mahé)
Marine Meillan .... assistant: Mathieu Kassovitz
Marine Meillan .... production assistant
Julie Sadeg .... production secretary
Charlotte Tourret .... press attache
 

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Runtime:
Argentina:94 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | France:94 min
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Award: Amphore d'or du meilleur film grolandais à Quend (Somme), 2008.See more »
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1000 bateauxSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
'Eat the Rich' in French - tough, funny, weird, a bit too much, 20 January 2010
Author: Radu_A

Just how strange are Belgians? For some reason, this country's film makers are unmatched in creating extremely weird or dysfunctional character pieces like 'Aaltra' (same director as this one), 'Ex-Drummer', 'L'Iceberg' or 'Man bites Dog'. If you liked those, you'll love this.

'Louise-Michel' is a cheap-looking movie which is drifting away from its subject matter in an entertaining, if confusing way. The story is quite straightforward: ex-convict overweight lady with a surprise hires hapless wannabe security guard to off her boss after her company is shut down. The problem: the boss isn't really the boss, and pretty hard to identify...

Nobody here is much of a hero or sympathetic, but the basic idea is just plain wonderful: sticking the blame for economic misery is pretty hard when the economy is global. Naming the two main characters after French anarchist Louise Michel (as evident by a quote of hers in the end) is another funny little idea. The problem - if it is one - may be that there are so many quirky little details in this film that the story becomes obscure. You'll find crematory humor (maybe a film first), 9/11 conspiracy theory, gender confusion, a short painful pun on illegal immigration, abuse of terminally ill people with a final twist, but also absolutely divine moments like the difficulty of shooting a dog, how to use a briefcase as a hare-trap, or locating a company that only exists as a letter box.

All in all a nice little film which could have used a bit of trimming, but certainly good for a bag of sarcastic laughs.

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