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Bruno Podalydès (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 July 2009 (France) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Florence Muller ... Lucie - la secrétaire
Ridan ... Le chanteur du métro
Jérôme Paret ... Un guitariste
Denis Podalydès ... Aimé Mermot

Samir Guesmi ... Romain
Bruno Podalydès ... Bretelle
Laure Calamy ... Opportune
Estelle Chailloux ... La fée du bricolage (vidéo)

Olivier Gourmet ... Maurice Begeard
Robin Londinsky ... Le présentateur vidéo
Patrick Ligardes ... Paul - le vendeur
Pierre Guinot Déléry ... Le client mitigeur
Chantal Lauby ... Pascale
Emeline Bayart ... Amandine

Hippolyte Girardot ... Le cadre #1
Blandine Lenoir ... La collègue #1
Manuel Le Lièvre ... Le petit coursier
Michel Vuillermoz ... Le cadre #2

Josiane Balasko ... Solange Renivelle
Ange Ruzé ... Le jeune employé
Pierre Diot ... L'employé strict
Eric Prat ... L'habitant de l'immeuble

Thierry Lhermitte ... Le médecin
Micheline Dax ... La voisine philosophe
Bernard Campan ... Le voisin méfiant
Auguste Yvan ... Le fils du voisin méfiant

Julie Depardieu ... La femme du voisin méfiant
Agathe Natanson ... La voisine cocotte minute

Pierre Arditi ... M. Borelly
Olivier Machon ... Le collègue #2
Olivier Deparis ... Le collègue #3
Sylvain Solustri ... Le collègue #4
Aude Chrétien ... La collègue #5

Claude Rich ... Le joueur de backgammon #1

Michel Aumont ... Le joueur de backgammon #2

Didier Bourdon ... Le capitaine #1
Marcel Loshouarn ... Le capitaine #2

Nicole Garcia ... La dame à la radio
Vincent Elbaz ... Le jogger
Lou-Nil Font ... L'iPod man
Simon Bakhouche ... L'homme convalescent
Agathe Lebourdonnec ... L'iPod woman

Mathieu Amalric ... Le père au landau
Stéphanie Cléau ... La mère au landau
Lola Jederowicz ... Le Pinpin

Françoise Gillard ... La mère au Pinpin
Catherine Rich ... La jeune grand-mère
Jules Trouillard ... Bastien
Andréane Brézillon ... La soeur de Bastien

Eric Elmosnino ... Le dormeur
Christine de Neves da Rocha ... La dame à la myrtille
Nino Podalydès ... Arthur
Louise Caucheteux ... Marianne

Chiara Mastroianni ... La mère de Marianne / La cliente aux lunettes

Emmanuelle Devos ... La mère d'Arthur
Pierre Lupone ... Paul enfant
Lucille Aimard ... L'ado fille à l'air grave (as Lucile Aimard)
Marc Averseng ... L'ado garçon à l'air grave
Jean-Noël Brouté ... Le dragueur #1 / L'homme à la brouette

Elie Semoun ... Le dragueur #2
Isabelle Candelier ... La femme quittée
Didier Tronchet ... Le policier homme
Cécile Bouillot ... Le policier femme
Pierre Vander-Meiren ... L'enfant à l'avion
Babacar Seck ... Le souffleur de feuilles
Eva Redon ... La petite fille au livre
Anne-Françoise Brillot ... La dame au journal
Jules Aimard ... Firmin
Stéphane Batut ... Le papa de Firmin
Philippe Uchan ... Le client au foret
Guilaine Londez ... La cliente au papier peint mère
Élodie Huber ... La cliente au papier peint fille
Ariane Pirie ... La cliente cheville
Pascal Légitimus ... Le client Beuck DCA
Dominique Parent ... Le client au carnet rose

Amira Casar ... La cliente à la douille

Michael Lonsdale ... Le client au paillasson
Christophe Beaucarne ... Le client au Sporgex

Catherine Deneuve ... La cliente à la petite armoire
Bruno Solo ... Le client vis aglo
Gabin Lefebvre ... L'enfant du client au carnet rose

Benoît Poelvoorde ... Le client à la patère
Géraldine Fréry ... La femme du client à la patère
Georges Labbouz ... Le client aux scies
George Aguilar ... Gary (as Georges Aguilar)
Roger Roka ... Le technicien de surface
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serge Musy ... Employé de bureau (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bruno Podalydès 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruno Podalydès  screenplay

Produced by
Pascal Caucheteux .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Lafore 
Ezéchiel Pailhès 
 
Film Editing by
Jean-Denis Buré (co-editor) (co-editor)
Emmanuelle Castro 
 
Production Design by
Marie Cheminal 
 
Costume Design by
Dorothée Guiraud 
 
Makeup Department
Delphine Jaffart .... key makeup artist
Flore Masson .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Edouard Decker .... assistant unit manager
Laurencina Lam .... post-production manager
Sandra Marinier .... assistant production manager
Thibault Mattei .... unit production manager
Dorothée Santucci .... assistant unit manager
Isabelle Tillou .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillaume Bonnier .... first assistant director
Nassime Nazari .... third assistant director
Guillaume Plumejeau .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bernard Chedin .... production buyer
Colombe Gillet .... assistant set dresser
Maxime Girault .... assistant art director
Cécile Hurlé .... prop buyer
Chloé Leguay .... graphics property
Anne Pelosi .... assistant art director
Valérie Rozanes .... first assistant production designer
Jean-Claude Tenes .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Romain Cadilhac .... sound trainee
Roland Duboué .... dialogue editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexis Jung .... foley editor
Grégory Lacroix .... boom operator
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Nicolas Moreau .... supervising sound editor
Laurent Poirier .... sound mixer
Damien Tronchot .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Max Garnier .... special effects technician
Bruno Lefebvre .... special effects technician
François Philippi .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne, Paris
Quentin Ricci .... animator
Etienne Salançon .... digital compositor
Patrick Siboni .... flame artist
Martial Vallanchon .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karine Aulnette .... video assist operator
Maxime Cointe .... assistant camera
Benoit Dentan .... camera operator
Vincent Gallot .... second focus puller
Olivier Godaert .... gaffer
Kareem La Vaullée .... Steadicam operator
Martin Levent .... second assistant camera
Sophie Moulin .... additional grip
Julien Poupard .... additional assistant camera
David Spartz .... additional grip
Eric Thurot .... electrician
Richard Vidal .... electrician
Mickaël Vigot .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Pablo Barbetti .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Sophie Gledhill .... costumer
Mireille Todounou .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Fabien Turriziani .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Lysiane Biagini .... location scout
Sandra Marinier .... production secretary
Anne Wermelinger .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Netherlands:6 | Singapore:NC16 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)

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14 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Don't be misled by the great cast, 31 August 2009
Author: gaspards from United Kingdom

After having seen the cast and read a preview I was convinced it would be a good movie. Generally this is exactly the type of movie I like. A movie about the interactions of regular people in a neighbourhood. No special plot, just a poetic observation of life in a limited space.

Unfortunately the film was a total disappointment. It felt like a juxtaposition of stories which never allow the audience empathise with the characters.

The most engaging scene was the one in the park with an interesting alternation of the camera between different people. The viewer felt part of the scene as a common bystander sat on a bench, observing each different group, each different scene. The director should have developed this part as the film title lead to believe instead of letting the scene at the hardware store drag on.

In the end I wonder why so many great French actors agreed to collaborate on this film.

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