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Little White Lies (2010) More at IMDbPro »Les petits mouchoirs (original title)

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Little White Lies -- A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.
Little White Lies -- Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses.


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20 October 2010 (Belgium) See more »
The one thing friends can't escape is a few home truths.
A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

François Cluzet ... Max Cantara

Marion Cotillard ... Marie

Benoît Magimel ... Vincent Ribaud

Gilles Lellouche ... Éric

Jean Dujardin ... Ludo
Laurent Lafitte ... Antoine
Valérie Bonneton ... Véronique Cantara
Pascale Arbillot ... Isabelle Ribaud

Anne Marivin ... Juliette

Louise Monot ... Léa
Joël Dupuch ... Jean-Louis
Hocine Mérabet ... Nassim
Matthieu Chedid ... Raphaël
Maxim Nucci ... Franck
Néo Broca ... Elliot
Marc Mairé ... Arthur
Jeanne Dupuch ... Jeanne
Mado Mérabet ... Brigitte
Sara Martins ... Petite amie de Marie
Edouard Montoute ... Copain boîte de Ludo
Nikita Lespinasse ... Virginie, la figurante
Niseema Theillaud ... Sabine, la mère de Ludo
Patrice Renson ... Le futur mari de Juliette
Jean-Claude Lagniez ... Moniteur bateau-école
Jean-Claude Cotillard ... Architecte hôtel Max
Pierre-Benoist Varoclier ... Serveur hôtel Max
Benoît Petitjean ... Serveur hôtel Max
François Bredon ... Physionomiste boîte de nuit
Jean-Louis Fourrier ... Le Prêtre enterrement
Claude Lellouche ... Supporter foot
Jean-Claude Farnaud ... Supporter foot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Barlondo ... Cliente (uncredited)
Eric Moreau ... Le machiniste de cinéma (uncredited)

Directed by
Guillaume Canet 
Writing credits
Guillaume Canet (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Alain Attal .... producer
Gaëtan David .... associate producer
André Logie .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Christophe Offenstein 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze 
Production Design by
Philippe Chiffre 
Art Direction by
Stanislas Reydellet 
Set Decoration by
Ariane Audouard 
Costume Design by
Carine Sarfati 
Makeup Department
Guillaume Castagné .... special makeup effects artist
Nicolas Herlin .... special makeup effects artist
Frédéric Lainé .... special makeup effects artist
Pascal Larue .... special makeup effects artist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key make-up artist
Gérald Portenart .... key hair stylist
Olivier Seyfrid .... hair stylist
Manuela Taco .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tony Botella .... extra unit manager trainee
Gregory Bruneau .... assistant unit manager
Sébastien Delepine .... assistant unit manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Fabrice Lamy .... unit manager trainee
François Lebourg .... extra unit manager trainee
Sébastien Lombard .... unit manager trainee
Nicolas Mouchet .... post-production manager
Florent Perrin .... unit manager trainee
Nora Salhi .... production manager
Grégory Valais .... unit manager
Roxanne Vallet .... unit manager trainee
Gregory Valmir .... unit manager trainee
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cédric Bernard .... first assistant director
Ludovic Bernard .... first assistant director
Christel Bordon .... second assistant director
Julie-Anne Simon .... third assistant director
Art Department
Thomas Akoka .... head painter
Charlon de Nexon Aude .... assistant set decorator (as Aude Charlon)
Khadija Ben Mustapha .... set dresser
Sébastien Borie .... prop master
Frédéric Cambon .... assistant art director
François Criqui .... ripper
Leromain Isabelle .... assistant art director
Félix Roue .... swing gang
Uriel Zylberman .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer
Vincent Breau .... boom operator
Christophe Burdet .... assistant foley artist
Rémi Daru .... boom operator
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Egreteau .... foley artist
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Steven Ghouti .... adr & foley mixer
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Vincent Montrobert .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Olivier Afonso .... special effects makeup
Jeanne Bolzinger .... special effects makeup
Cyril Hipaux .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Alain Bignet .... digital compositor
Emilien Breuillier .... visual effects: previz (as Breuillier Emilien)
Eric Carme .... visual effects artist
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects director
Florian Chauvet .... visual effects coordinator
Ana Cojanu .... visual effects editor
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects producer
Christophe Dehaene .... digital compositor
Antoine Dezelli .... digital compositor
Stephane Dittoo .... visual effects supervisor
Adrien Garcia .... digital compositor
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Pacini Kevin .... visual effects editor
Julien Lasson .... digital compositor
Guillaume Le Gouez .... digital compositor
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist
Christophe Lucotte .... visual effects
Fredrik Monteil .... digital compositor
Vincent Perzo .... digital compositor
Joel Pinto .... digital compositor
Laurent Ripoll .... visual effects editor
Aurore Rousset .... animator
Christian Simon .... digital compositor
Jeremy Séguin .... digital compositor
Dean Bailey .... action coordinator
Michel Carliez .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrice Bismuth .... first assistant camera
Fanny Coustenoble .... second assistant camera: renfort
Magali Sylvestre de Sacy .... first assistant camera
Gérald Faure .... grip
Vincent Garat .... generator operator
Julie Gaujour .... second assistant camera
Guillaume Genini .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Goudier .... assistant video
Jean-Baptiste Jay .... ultimate arm camera operator
Rodolphe Lauga .... steadicam
Antoine Laurens .... camera loader
Vincent Le Borgne .... electrician
Lucas Leconte .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Robert Petrin .... ultimate arm operator
Luc Poullain .... helicopter pilot: camera helicopter
James Swanson .... aerial cinematographer
Casting Department
Adèle Bruchert .... extras casting assistant
Laurent Couraud .... casting associate
Laurent Couraud .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Carrelli .... set costumer
Aurore Vicente .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Pierre-Victor Bainier .... assistant editor
Jean-Denis Buré .... first assistant editor
Arnaud Caréo .... on-line editor
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Xavier Desjours .... dailies color grader
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Other crew
Anthony Cauchy .... business affairs manager: M6 Films
Marie Le Mire .... legal
David Leroux .... i t specialist
Emilie Maggiar .... production accountant assistant
Isabelle Querrioux .... script supervisor
Emmanuel Sierra .... chief financial officer
Marion Cotillard .... the director wishes to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les petits mouchoirs" - France (original title)
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France:154 min | South Korea:134 min (theatrical version)
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The film was France's highest-grossing film in 2010, with more than 5 million tickets sold.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Eric sends a text message to Marie's cell phone to call him back urgently, while he is in the restaurant with the blonde actress. Marie's cell phone beeps when receiving this text message, but when Marie opens the text message, the cell phone's display shows that it is set on mute ("silencieux").See more »
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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Funny, touching and distinguished, 14 April 2011
Author: jonhamms from Canada

Guillaume Canet is one of the most fine and admirable director in France. Les Petits Mouchoirs has one of the best ensemble casts of the year. An innuendo between drama and comedy is how Canet mastered the movie. From being delighted to borderline depressed the characters of the movie are as well written than played by the actors. Seeing a lot of unknown faces in the cast with actors such as Cotillard and Cluzet made me rationalize, but with effective and brilliant performances by Magimel, Dujardin and Bonneton you forget everything and enjoy the movie righteously. Their are little white mistakes in the screenplay now and then but on the whole with the director's admirable effort and the cast's resplendent role-play Les Petits Mouchoirs is a pleasant movie.

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A rip off of the wonderful 80s classic THE BIG CHILL. Disgraceful. mary-923-633909
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