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Le père de mes enfants
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Father of My Children (2009) More at IMDbPro »Le père de mes enfants (original title)

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Father of My Children -- A film producer's reserves — both financial and emotional — reach a dramatic breaking point.
Father of My Children -- A film producer struggles with suicidal despair.

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Director:
Writer:
Mia Hansen-Løve (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 2009 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
Artist. Mentor. Love of my life.
Plot:
A film producer struggles with suicidal despair. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Slightly pointless See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Grégoire Canvel

Chiara Caselli ... Sylvia Canvel
Alice de Lencquesaing ... Clémence Canvel
Alice Gautier ... Valentine Canvel
Manelle Driss ... Billie Canvel

Eric Elmosnino ... Serge
Sandrine Dumas ... Valérie, l'assistante de production
Dominique Frot ... Bérénice, la directrice de production
Antoine Mathieu ... Frédéric, le comptable
Igor Hansen-Løve ... Arthur Malkavian
Elsa Pharaon ... Colette, la secrétaire
Olivia Ross ... Anja, la stagiaire
Jamshed Usmonov ... Kova Asimov
Cori Shim ... Ji Hong, la cinéaste coréenne
Yejin Kim ... La traductrice
Philippe Paimblanc ... Le directeur adjoint du laboratoire
Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Stig Janson (as Magne Håvard Brekke)
Eric Plouvier ... L'avocat

Michaël Abiteboul ... Le banquier
André Marcon ... L'administrateur
Valérie Lang ... Isabelle, la mèr de Moune
Guy-Patrick Sainderichin ... Le liguidateur
François Soulas ... Le gendarme
Ludovic Bergery ... Le comédien de 'Sang versé'
Manuel Schapira ... Le chef-opérateur de 'Sang versé' (as Manuel Shapira)
Raphaël Chevènement ... Le réalsateur de 'Sang versé'
Coralie Fraoua ... La réceptionniste de CinéCrédit
Joan Monnier ... L'étalonneuse
Lorenza André ... La soeur de Grégoire
Michaël Sarfati ... Le frère de Grégoire
Morgane Masselot ... Amie de Clémence 1
Bérénice Renaud ... Amie de Clémence 2
Geoffroy Canalda-Saigne ... Fils d'Isabelle
Mathieu Senocq ... Fils d'Isabelle
Arnaud Merlet ... Copain du fils d'Isabelle
David Hedrich ... Stagiaire Moon Films
Rémi Boiteux ... Stagiaire Moon Films
Romain Bno ... Stagiaire Moon Films
Alka Balbir ... Commérage
Hélène Bastide ... Commérage
David Blot ... Commérage
Yoko Lacour ... Commérage
Juliette Mallon ... Commérage
Laurent Perrin ... Commérage
Elena Butas ... Serveuse bar
Peter Von Poehl ... L'assistant de Stig (voice)
Harald Leander ... Michael, un assistant de Janson
George Binder ... Boris, un producteur russe
Georgi Staykov ... Georgi, un producteur russe
China Åhlander ... China, la conductrice suédoise
Pascal Wibe ... Un assistant suédois
Anna Diehl ... Une assistante suédoise
Lyang Kim ... Femme équipe coréenne
Juncheol Kim ... Femme équipe coréenne
Yang-Hee Kim-Aumont ... Femme équipe coréenne
Heekyung Kwon ... Femme équipe coréenne
Junghyan Oh ... Femme équipe coréenne
Hyenou Seo ... Femme équipe coréenne
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Directed by
Mia Hansen-Løve 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mia Hansen-Løve  screenplay

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Oliver Damian .... producer
Philippe Martin .... producer
David Thion .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Pascal Auffray 
 
Film Editing by
Marion Monnier 
 
Casting by
Elsa Pharaon 
Emilie Sevestre (extras casting)
 
Set Decoration by
Mathieu Menut 
 
Costume Design by
Bethsabée Dreyfus 
 
Makeup Department
Raphaële Thiercelin .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hélène Bastide .... production manager
Stéphanie Delbos .... unit manager
Ludovic Leiba .... unit manager
China Åhlander .... production manager: Sweden
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Doller .... second assistant director
Juliette Maillard .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Toma Baqueni .... property master
 
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Egreteau .... foley artist
Olivier Goinard .... sound mixer
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Clemens Nürnberger .... sound editor
Matthieu Tartamella .... sound recordist
Vincent Vatoux .... sound editor
Vincent Vatoux .... sound
 
Stunts
Sylvain Gabet .... stunt advisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karine Arlot .... assistant camera
Carole Bethuel .... still photographer
Simon Blanchard .... first assistant camera
Mathieu Brémond .... chief electrician
Mathieu Brémond .... gaffer
Jaoued Dugueyt .... electrician
Chloé Fassio .... assistant camera
Stéphane Gallou .... grip
Gaston Grandin .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Alice Darmon .... casting assistant
Sven Hansen-Løve .... extras casting
Marie Miniconi .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Juliette Mallon .... post-production coordinator
Mathilde Van de Moortel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pascal Mayer .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Elisabeth Bartels .... junior producer: Germany
Mathilde Boisgontier .... production accountant
Nadège Bournaud .... production accountant assistant
Olivier Guerpillon .... production service
David Hedrich .... production assistant
Peter Kimay .... production coordinator: Sweden
Florence Lemoine .... production adminstrator
Clémentine Schaeffer .... script supervisor
Julien Siri .... production service
Johanna Zerbib .... production secretary
China Åhlander .... location manager: Sweden
China Åhlander .... production coordinator: Sweden
 
Thanks
Humbert Balsan .... dedicatee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le père de mes enfants" - France (original title)
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110 min
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Vaguely based on the real story of Humbert Balsan, a film producer who committed suicide in 2005.See more »
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Slightly pointless, 4 October 2012
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

'The Father Of My Children' tells the story of the family of a film producer who comes under financial stress. Plot-wise, the film surprises when the expected ending occurs half-way through; we thus get to also see the aftermath. There's nothing wrong with this per se, although it means we really have two stories in one, and the overall narrative arc is thus slightly broken. But I don't think this is the only reason this film seems strangely devoid of dramatic tension. Even though there are some fairly notable developments, nothing really seems to upset the serenity of its affluent characters. At one point, there's a power cut and the lights go off; after a few minutes, they come back on again, and in some ways, that's how the whole film feels: stuff happens, but the consequences always seem not to actually matter that much. I normally like understated films; but this one, although nicely put together, feels underplayed, and therefore, just a little uninteresting.

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