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Wild Grass (2009) More at IMDbPro »Les herbes folles (original title)

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Wild Grass -- A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite.

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Release Date:
4 November 2009 (Belgium) See more »
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A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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'Mama, when I become a cat, will I be able to eat cat munchies?' See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Sabine Azéma ... Marguerite Muir

André Dussollier ... Georges Palet

Anne Consigny ... Suzanne Palet

Emmanuelle Devos ... Josepha

Mathieu Amalric ... Bernard de Bordeaux
Michel Vuillermoz ... Lucien d'Orange (as Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française)

Edouard Baer ... Le narrateur (voice)
Annie Cordy ... La voisine

Sara Forestier ... Elodie

Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Jean-Mi
Vladimir Consigny ... Marcelin Palet
Dominique Rozan ... Sikorsky
Jean-Noël Brouté ... Mickey
Elric Covarel Garcia ... Acolyte aviation

Valéry Schatz ... Acolyte aviation
Stefan Godin ... Acolyte aviation
Grégory Perrin ... Acolyte aviation
Roger Pierre ... Marcel Schwer (as Roger-Pierre)

Paul Crauchet ... Patient 1
Jean-Michel Ribes ... Patient 2
Nathalie Kanoui ... Patiente 3
Adeline Ishiomin ... Patiente 4
Lisbeth Mornet-Arazi ... Patiente 5 (as Lisbeth Arazi Mornet)

Françoise Gillard ... La vendeuse de chaussures
Magaly Godenaire ... La vendeuse de montres
Rosine Cadoret ... La caissière du cinéma
Vincent Rivard ... Le serveur
Dorothée Blanck ... Passagère baptême de l'air (as Dorothée Blank)
Antonin Minéo ... Passager baptême de l'air
Emilie Jeauffroy ... Passagère baptême de l'air
Patrick Mimoun ... Jean-Baptiste Larmeur
Isabelle Des Courtils ... Madame Larmeur
Candice Charles ... Elodie Larmeur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cédéric Deruytère ... (uncredited)
Lahcen Elmazouzi ... Un policier (uncredited)
Olivier Martinaud ... Le vendeur de chez Marc Jacobs (uncredited)

Directed by
Alain Resnais 
 
Writing credits
Christian Gailly (novel "L'incident")

Alain Resnais (adaptation) (as Alex Reval) &
Laurent Herbiet (adaptation)

Produced by
Jean-Louis Livi .... producer
Julie Salvador .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze 
 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
 
Art Direction by
Matthieu Beutter (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Fabrice Bourderioux (swing gang)
 
Costume Design by
Jackie Budin 
 
Makeup Department
José-Luis Casas .... key hair stylist
Delphine Jaffart .... key makeup artist
Flore Masson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marianne Campos .... production secretary
Jérémie Chevret .... production manager
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production supervisor
Bruno Jouan .... assistant unit manager
Pierre Lochardet .... assistant unit manager
Sephora Mayer .... assistant unit manager trainee
Philippe Roux .... production manager
Timothee Talandier .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Armisen .... second assistant director
Matthieu Blanchard .... location assistant director
Nathalie Depose .... third assistant director
Christophe Jeauffroy .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jérôme Billa .... construction buyer
Pierre-Emmanuel Chatiliez .... storyboard artist
Jacky Hardouin .... construction coordinator
Yvan Hart .... head plasterer
Leonardo Pancari .... carpenter
Stéphane Richaud .... carpenter
Bernard Warnas .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Jean-Marie Blondel .... sound mixer
Katia Boutin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Gilbert Courtois .... additional sound design
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Pierre-Jean Labrusse .... assistant adr recordist
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthieu Tibi .... sound mix technician
 
Visual Effects by
Claire Cuinier .... visual effects artist
Arnaud Damez .... smoke artist
Simon Descamps .... i/o vfx
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT assistant
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Anita Lech .... digital artist (as Anita Lech Bedez)
Tim Mendler .... movematcher
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects designer
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects coordinator
Fred Roz .... titles
Mikael Tanguy .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stéphane Afchain .... additional grip
Yannick Audige .... electrician
François Berroir .... gaffer
Laurent Bourgeat .... best boy electric
Eric Cuffini .... rigging gaffer: studio
Raphaël Dougé .... second assistant camera
Eric Gies .... rigging electric
Kareem La Vaullée .... Steadicam operator
Huong Lam Thi Doan .... camera trainee
Nathalie Lao .... second assistant camera
Fabienne Octobre .... first assistant camera
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician
Bruno Seguer .... electrician
Thierry Valletoux .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... rigging electric
 
Casting Department
Dorothée Chesnot .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Caíque de Souza .... conform editor
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Reginald Gallienne .... dailies color grader (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Varda Kakon .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script
Marianne Campos .... production secretary
Gilles Cappelletto .... travelling car
Camille Ganivet .... script assistant
Julia Katz .... financial consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les herbes folles" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some thematic material, language and brief smoking
Runtime:
104 min
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:MA | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Brazil:10 | Italy:T | Japan:G | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG (certificate #45733)

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
'Mama, when I become a cat, will I be able to eat cat munchies?', 11 April 2011
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

The great master of the French cinema, Alain Resnais, has produced this bizarre, brilliantly made and intensely surrealist 'crazy masterpiece'. It is based upon a novel entitled 'l'Incident' ('The Incident') with which I am unfamiliar, so it is difficult to know how much of this film originated from the febrile brain of Resnais himself. The story and its treatment carry on the long-standing French traditions of two literary movements: surrealism and 'unanisme'. The surrealist input is immediately obvious, because the story itself, although realistically portrayed, is inherently entirely surrealist. It begins with an 'incident', namely the theft of a purse from a woman who has been shopping in the Palais Royale in Paris. For several minutes we do not even see her face, but only the back of her head, and her face only appears for the first time floating in a bath. It was André Breton's famous surrealist novel 'Nadja' which focused the minds of the entire French intelligentsia upon the importance of chance events which lead to chains of further complications and create a whole alternative future to that which might have been. (Kieslowski and other film directors have exploited this motif in numerous films.) This story commences in just such a way. And then further chance events ensue, such as the man finding the stolen purse and becoming obsessed with the woman who owned it, especially because she has a pilot's licence in the purse and he is obsessed by airplanes and female solo pilots. The influence of 'unanisme' on this story is shown by the intense portrayals of only tiny portions of the backgrounds, stories, and motives of the characters, with the emphasis being given to them acting as a group, and we the viewers being left to imagine the rest. In other words, exposition is below the minimum, and we never do learn what is wrong with all these crazy people, and it is their interrelations which dominate. These techniques were above all pioneered and demonstrated by the French novelist Jules Romains, who founded the literary movement known as 'unanisme'. Having read 27 novels by Romains, I have more than a passing familiarity with his work. It has been more influential than people tend to realize. It must be kept firmly in mind that this Resnais film contains a great deal of gnomic humour and sly jokes. It is not meant to be taken any more seriously than life itself. Some of the references are incomprehensible, as they are doubtless meant to be: why do we keep seeing the camera moving over swaying wild grass in a field? Why do we see so many pavement cracks with tufts of wild grass growing out of them? We shall never know. Many of the shots, editing, compositions, angles, and moods are so outstanding that we can see clearly that Resnais has lost none of his genius in his long career. As always, much in this film is never meant to be explained, but is only suggested, and we can make of it what we will. All of the leading characters are eventually shown to be seriously mentally unbalanced, and I take this as Resnais's view of humanity generally. And who can say he is wrong? There is a lot to be said for the theory that everybody is insane. That would then explain everything about the world. In fact, the only sane person in this film seems to be the little girl who asks about the cat munchies. And we do not even know who she is. This film is funny, sad, shocking, upsetting, provocative, thoughtful, disturbing, incomprehensible, deeply meaningful, irrational, profound, and many other things besides, but why use up all the adjectives when there is a compulsively fascinating movie to watch instead.

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