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Les invités de mon père
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Luc Béraud (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 March 2010 (Belgium) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Fabrice Luchini ... Arnaud Paumelle

Karin Viard ... Babette Paumelle

Michel Aumont ... Lucien Paumelle
Valérie Benguigui ... Karine Paumelle
Veronica Novak ... Tatiana

Raphaël Personnaz ... Carter

Olivier Rabourdin ... Rémy, le mari de Babette
Flore Babled ... Julie

Max Renaudin Pratt ... Simon (as Max Renaudin)
Emma Siniavski ... Sorina
Marie Agnès Brigot ... Mme Delbard (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ... Le bénévole
Cidalia Valente ... Mme Da Silva
Aude Léger ... Réceptionniste
Benjamin Atlan ... Théo
Louise Duby ... La mère de Théo
Anne Le Ny ... Femme dans l'auto
Pierre Poirot ... Homme dans l'auto
Thierry Angelvi ... Le médecin (as Thierry Angelvy)
Monique Couturier ... Tante Hélène

Directed by
Anne Le Ny 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luc Béraud  screenplay
Anne Le Ny  screenplay and dialogue

Produced by
Bruno Levy .... producer
Original Music by
Béatrice Thiriet 
Cinematography by
Patrick Blossier 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
Casting by
Nathalie Cheron 
Art Direction by
Yves Brover-Rabinovici 
Patrick Schmitt 
Set Decoration by
Thierry Rouxel 
Costume Design by
Charlotte David 
Makeup Department
Cédric Kerguillec .... hair stylist
Jacky Reynal .... makeup artist
Production Management
Nathalie Dages .... unit production manager
Judith Lionnet .... post-production supervisor
Mélanie Pienne .... unit manager trainee
Jacques Royer .... production manager
Arthur Tabuteau .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Cambier .... second assistant director
Anne Felotti-Sommaruga .... first assistant director
Art Department
Arthur Deleu .... property master
Thomas Morange .... painter
Patrick Schmitt .... first assistant art director
Marine Vaudour .... graphics
Sound Department
Eric Devulder .... sound recordist
Ivan Dumas .... boom operator
Cédric Lionnet .... sound mixer
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Marie Mazière .... foley assistant
Michel Monier .... dolby consultant (as Michel Monnier)
Johann Nallet .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Thomas Niku-Lari .... trainee assistant sound
Clément Trahard .... sound trainee
Anne-Cécile Vergnaud .... dialogue editor
Béatrice Wick .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Eric Brocherie .... titles
Camera and Electrical Department
Anne Angèle Bertoli .... video assistant
Eric Blanckaert .... first assistant camera
Anouchka de Williencourt .... still photographer
Maéva Drecq .... second assistant camera
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... assistant camera
Thibault Grabherr .... still photographer
Christian Metz .... grip
Casting Department
Agathe Hassenforder .... casting: children
Christophe Istier .... casting assistant
Jeanne Millet .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Sophia Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Virginie Seguin .... assistant editor
Raymond Terrentin .... color timer
Location Management
Inès de la Bévière .... location scout
Lionel Guerrini .... location scout
Eric Lecuyer .... location scout
Music Department
Philippe Laffont .... music mixer
Ludovick Tartavel .... music mix assistant
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Rachel Bouillon .... press attache
Anne Gerles .... production secretary
Aurore Jactat .... legal advisor
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
Géraldine Toitot .... production administrator
Alain Villain .... travelling car
Henry Villain .... travelling car
Stefan Drössler .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Les invités de mon père" - France (original title)
"My Father's Guest" - USA (festival title)
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France:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | France:Tous publics | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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French certificate # 121101 delivered on 24-11-2009.See more »
Impromptu Opus 90 N°3 D899 in G-flat majorSee more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Bittersweet comedy, 27 February 2011
Author: Guy Lanoue from Canada

I think you have to go pretty far back in time to get Hollywood versions of this type of comedy, like the banter in Girl Friday. This comedy in the French style revolves around class issues, albeit subtle ones in this case. Here, an old battle-scared socialist doctor marries, unbeknown to his own bourgeoisified children, a beautiful but blowsy Moldovan refugee to help her get her papers. He becomes besotted, and she exploits him just a bit too much for his children's taste and settled values. Everything revolves around the tension this creates in the children's lives, but through the tension and even vicious infighting, there are a lot of great lines and insightful psychology. Tatiana's déclassé manners and image at first even loosens up the uptight children, but when daddy disinherits them to provide for his spring bride's future, things fall apart. The ending (which I won't reveal) is a bit weak, but the rest, especially the dialogue and the sparkling acting by everyone involved are just wonderful. Of course, French films and their humour often revolve around this style of acting, where the actor embodies a Commedia dell'arte-style stereotype, except here it's a class and not a gender or sexual identity (this is France, not Italy). That's the hard part to translate to American audiences, first, literally in the subtitles and also in the larger sense, when Americans try to remake these French classics. How can one bring class tensions into the picture and make them meaningful to American audiences without falling into the parody of Trading Places (remember, Dan Ackroyd is a Yalie because he has a "posh" accent, and Eddie Murphy is street because, well, because he's Eddie Murphy) ? That's the part that often takes these movies beyond the comedic and into bittersweet truths. This is a great movie and definitely worth finding it, though I can't vouch for how it's subtitled (saw it in French).

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