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Release Date:
6 July 2011 (France) See more »
In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is summoned by Claire Maras to show her work to her boss... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Superb Nerve Wrecking Thriller. See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Karine Vanasse ... Sophie Malaterre

Eric Cantona ... Damien Forgeat
Mehdi Nebbou ... Stéphane Defer

Aurélien Recoing ... Delors (as Aurélien Recoing de la Comédie Française)

Karina Testa ... Bénédicte Serteaux

Bruno Todeschini ... Verdier

Maxim Roy ... Claire Maras
Niseema Theillaud ... Alice Serteaux (as Niseema)
Sophie Faucher ... Marianne Malaterre
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ... 3ème de groupe
Sarah Pebereau ... 4ème de groupe
Karim Saleh ... Kourosh
Cyril Lecomte ... Koskas
Ludovic Schoendoerffer ... Le légiste
Maurice Bitsch ... Le dentiste

Stéphane Demers ... Inspecteur Lachaux
Pierre Leblanc ... Inspecteur canadien

Lika Minamoto ... Japonaise

Françoise Michaud ... Agathe Huygens
Claude Lulé ... Père Huygens
Laëtitia Lacroix ... La psy
Jacob Desvarieux ... Pat
Khalid Maadour ... Réceptionniste
Sébastien Houbani ... Le zonard
Mathilde Snodgrass ... Journaliste TV

Vince Benvenuto ... Chauffeur de taxi
Yves Fortin ... Chauffeur de taxi
Achille Ndari ... Homme dans le metro
Samuel Platel ... Livreur UPS

Directed by
Frédéric Schoendoerffer 
Writing credits
Jean-Christophe Grangé (scenario)

Jean-Christophe Grangé (adaptation and dialogue) &
Frédéric Schoendoerffer (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Jean-Christophe Grangé .... producer
Éric Névé .... producer
Frédéric Schoendoerffer .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
Cinematography by
Vincent Gallot 
Film Editing by
Elsa Fernández 
Dominique Mazzoleni 
Casting by
Mathilde Snodgrass 
Production Design by
Jean-Marc Kerdelhué 
Art Direction by
Cécile Arlet Colin 
Costume Design by
Claire Lacaze 
Marie-Laure Lasson 
Makeup Department
Cécile Pellerin .... key makeup artist
Kent Richard .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Ludovic Brun .... assistant unit manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Claire Le Saint .... assistant unit manager
Sylvain Marques .... assistant unit manager
Nora Salhi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bastien Blum .... third assistant director
Cécile Denis .... second assistant director
Stephane Moreno-Carpio .... assistant director
Art Department
Stéphanie Bertrand .... assistant art director
Fabio Carussi .... foreman
Mathieu Jurgenson .... digital artist
Emmanuel Maintigneux .... set designer
Xavière Protat .... second assistant decorator
Nicolas Raffy .... property master
Nicolas Romand .... swing gang
François Willenz .... digital artist
Sound Department
Julien Bourdeau .... dialogue editor
Antoine Deflandre .... sound mixer
François-Joseph Hors .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Vincent Montrobert .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Bernard Guay .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects coordinator
Delphine Garrelis .... digital compositor
Thibault Martegani .... digital compositor
Frédéric Alhinho .... assistant stunt coordinator
Virginie Arnaud .... stunt double: Sophie
Jean-Louis Bonnet .... stunts
Delphine Boulay .... stunt driver
Stéphane Boulay .... stunt coordinator: car stunts
Cristina Da Silva .... stunt double: repetition (as Cristina Becquet Da Silva)
Lyne Doffagne .... stunt double: Sophie
Jean-Jacques Domingues .... stunts
Alain Figlarz .... stunt coordinator
Dominique Fouassier .... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Fouassier .... assistant stunt coordinator
David Genty .... stunt coordinator
Philippe Lecompt .... stunts
David Masse .... stunts
Stéphane Miche .... stunts
Philippe Millot .... stunts
Eric Mondoloni .... stunt double: Kourosh
Monia Moula .... stunt double: Sophie
Laurent Mulot .... stunts
David Poquet .... stunts
Patrick Portheault .... stunts
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Ludo Silemetzoglou .... stunt double: Forgeat
Camera and Electrical Department
Stanislas Cadeo .... video assistant
Ken Coolen .... video assist operator
Laratte Didier .... electrician
Raphaël Dougé .... assistant camera
Euriel Etevenon .... first assistant camera
Thomas Gally .... electrician
William Gally .... gaffer
Renaud Garnier .... additional electrician
Carter Lee Garrett .... lighting technician
Dan Goyens .... best boy electric: Montreal unit
Malek Krimed .... first assistant camera
Alexandre Levi .... electrician
Philip Lozano .... camera operator
Pierre Arnaud Ouvrard .... electrician
Amandine Schelle .... second assistant camera
Jean-Mary Vodoz .... grip
Casting Department
Geneviève Acien .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myeshea Baker .... costumer
Editorial Department
Clément Guégan .... digital conformation
Marjolaine Mispelaere .... colorist
Music Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... assistant scoring engineer
Other crew
Anne-Marie Garcia .... script supervisor
Arnaud Gironcourt .... location scout
Isabelle Sauvanon .... press relations

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
104 min | France:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
France:U (with warning) | Singapore:NC-16 (edited version) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud)

Did You Know?

Director Frédéric Schoendoerffer and author Jean-Christophe Grangé had been wanting to work together for ten years and were just about to shoot an adaptation of Grangé's sixth novel, "Le Serment des Limbes", when they decided to pen an original story instead.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The camera is not turned on when Sophie takes pictures of the house; a close-up shows the camera lens fully closed.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)See more »


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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Superb Nerve Wrecking Thriller., 21 September 2012
Author: David Traversa from Argentina

I watched this movie sitting on the edge of my seat, completely mesmerized from beginning to end. While I was watching it I kept thinking how impressively put together it was, like an intricate clockwork handled with a masterful touch by an artful master.

This girl, Karine Vanasse, is a terrific actress, top drawer, and she's on screen most of the time, with a wide range of emotions perfectly believable and appropriate for the rol, a rol that requires enormous amounts of tense moments for her.

As good as her is the police officer (Eric Cantona) but diametrically opposed to her school of acting, since he is totally restrained in his movements but his performance is outstanding.

Another reviewer criticized many-many weak points in the script, and I agree with all those findings, but at the same time I wonder: Why criticize almost to a vivisection point a movie that is only sheer entertainment? Even reading any of the Shakespeare plays we can point out thousand implausibilities in them and yet, we take him for granted now.

I don't see it that way, this movie is a TEN stars, because it does what it promised: To entertain, and it would be very difficult to top it at that.

Sensational script, sensational camera work (to a dazzling point), sublime editing, perfect actors, even pacing from beginning to end, excellent soundtrack, magnificent director (Frederic Schoendoerffer)... Anything else, El Exigente?

And to top it all, Paris, the most beautiful city on this earth of ours!

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