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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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Christian Gailly (novel)
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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 & 6 nominations See more »
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Welcome Back to the Wonderfully Confusing World of Alain Resnais 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)
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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
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
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Reginald Gallienne .... dailies color grader (uncredited)
 
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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Certification:
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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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Welcome Back to the Wonderfully Confusing World of Alain Resnais, 30 October 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

WILD GRASS (LES HERBES FOLLES) is based on the novel 'L'incident' by Christian Gailly, a writer who delights in taking simple incidents and pushing them to the extremes of climax beyond which few would ever dream. But Alain Resnais has taken this novel (adapted by Alex Reval and Laurent Herbiet), infused it with his own characteristic joy of playing reality versus imagination, memory versus illusion, and has come up with a film that will likely have a limited audience, but for those who delight in letting go and simply flying along with the imagination of a genius or two, then WILD GRASS will satisfy and more.

The story is a romance in the manner of a hesitation waltz. The story is narrated (by Edouard Baer) to give the opening aspects of the story momentum. Marguerite Muir (Sabine Azéma), a dentist and Spitfire pilot, has just purchased shoes and leaves the store when her handbag is snatched by a running thief. Later, the aging Georges Palet (André Dussollier) finds a red wallet in a parking lot, examines the contents, struggles with the burden of what to do, and finally turns the wallet in to the police, Bernard de Bordeaux (Mathieu Amalric) who takes his name in case there is a reward. Georges returns home to his wife Suzanne (Anne Consigny), who understands that Georges' strange behavior since his father's recent death may be enhanced by a new predicament: Georges is worried about the incident. He places telephone calls to Marguerite, visits her home, writers her letters - all of which confounds him as to his obsession with the woman he has never met. Georges family (he has two children) find his preoccupation strange and indeed Georges seems to have a dark secret from his past that causes him to have minor verbal explosions that seem wholly inappropriate. The incident becomes his life.

Meanwhile Marguerite shares her 'stalker' with her fellow dental assistant Josepha (Emmanuelle Devos) who attempts to manage Marguerite's change in behavior. Marguerite now is the one who needs to know more about Georges and stalks him. Ultimately Marguerite invites Georges to accompany her and her fellow pilots on a practice flight and a wildly entertaining practice flight game ensues: both Georges and Marguerite navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging appreciation and this bizarre catch as catch can romance comes to a Hollywood end - complete with flashbacks to old films etc. The audience is left to figure out just what has really happened - is this a wild love story on a collision course or is it simply a pair of fantasias played by two strange, emotionally isolated, and bored people, longing for life to perk up a bit?

Just as the title WILD GRASS suggests, little incidents (or invasions of wild grass into cracks and interstices quite by accident) can cause a butterfly effect and that is where the now 87 year old Resnais feels most at home. The irresistibly colorful cinematography is courtesy Eric Gautier and the perfect musical scoring is by Mark Snow. The danger in any kind of surrealism theme is that the audience becomes concerned that much of it doesn't make since. And so it is here, where even with the aid of the narrator there are many twists and turns that seem simply flights of fancy - and they probably are!

Grady Harp

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