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Agnès de Sacy (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Pascal Bonitzer (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue)
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Release Date:
5 September 2012 (Belgium) See more »
A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Cosy and lazy: routine Parisian film-making See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Damien Hauer

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Iva Delusi

Isabelle Carré ... Aurore
Marin Orcand Tourrès ... Noé Hauer

Claude Rich ... Sébastien Hauer
Arthur Igual ... Antoine
Jackie Berroyer ... Lobatch
Jérôme Beaujour ... Campuche
Philippe Duclos ... Henri Hortense

Benoît Jacquot ... Kevadian
Masahiro Kashiwagi ... Satoshi - le serveur japonais
Iliana Lolitch ... Véra - la femme de Marco (as Iliana Lolic)

Francis Leplay ... Marco - le frère d'Iva
Joséphine Derenne ... Blandine Hauer
Agathe Bonitzer ... Laetitia
Francis Veron ... Le deuxième policier

Georges Martin-Censier ... Le PDG
Stanislas Stanic ... Marek
Jean-Laurent Bourel ... Le chef de rang du restaurant La Sirène
Angeli Hucher de Barros ... Le chauffeur de taxi débutant

Directed by
Pascal Bonitzer 
Writing credits
Agnès de Sacy (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Pascal Bonitzer (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue)

Produced by
Saïd Ben Saïd .... producer
Sarah Borch-Jacobsen .... assistant producer
Kevin Chneiweiss .... assistant producer
Serge Hayat .... Equity Provider
Original Music by
Aleksey Aygi  (as Alexeï Aïgui)
Cinematography by
Romain Winding 
Film Editing by
Elise Fievet 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
Production Design by
Emmanuel de Chauvigny  (as Manu de Chauvigny)
Makeup Department
Virginie Duranteau .... chief hair stylist
Judith Gayo .... chief makeup artist
Maureen Kaluszyner .... additional makeup artist
Nicolas Le Scour .... additional hair stylist
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Production Management
Nicolas Estampe .... unit manager trainee
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Hélie .... production manager
Damien Martinière .... assistant unit manager
Damien Martinière .... production manager
Clémence Névot .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Aubert .... second assistant director
Laure Chichmanov .... third assistant director
Juliette Maillard .... first assistant director
Art Department
Yves-Vincent Carré .... chief painter
Denis Cavalli .... chief painter
Noelie Charles .... art trainee (as Noélie Charles)
Pascal Courtinel .... patina painter
Victor de Chauvigny .... ripper
Marie Delfau .... assistant art director
Loïc Guyon .... ripper
Frédéric Jacq .... props (as Jacq Fred)
Frédéric Jacq .... set props
Thomas Pitre .... first assistant art director
Bernon Sebastien .... chief carpenter
Sound Department
Damien Boitel .... assistant sound editor
Julien Chabbert .... sound mix technician
Olivier Do Huu .... sound re-recording mixer (as Olivier Dô Hùu)
Johann Gretke .... second sound assistant
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Josselin Panchout .... boom operator
Philippe Richard .... production sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Olivier Debert .... digital effects artist
Laurie Kotfila .... i/o vfx support
Marc Latil .... digital artist
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects designer
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects producer
Rémi Canaple .... stunts (as Rémy Canaple)
Antonio Cides .... stunts
Christophe Tolazzi .... stunts (as Cristophe Tolozzi)
Rémi Canaple .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Malik Brahimi .... first assistant camera
Antoine Debove .... additional electrician
Thierry Debove .... chief electrician
Bruno Dransart .... additional grip
Guy Ferrandis .... still photographer
François Gallou .... additional electrician
Nicolas Hélie .... electrician
Eric Jalageas .... grip (as Éric Jalageas)
Julien Marc .... additional grip
Maxime Massard .... electrician
Guillaume Payen .... additional electrician
Jan Rubens .... steadicam operator
Nicolas Réa .... second assistant camera
Lilla Smoluch .... video assist
Léo Stritt .... chief grip
Casting Department
Patricia Guyotte .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginie de Kinkelin .... costumer
Georges rossi Joana .... dresser (as Joanna Georges Rossi)
Marielle Robaut .... costumer
Editorial Department
Ana Antunes .... post-production assistant
Jean-Baptiste Combette .... digital dailies manager
Charles Fréville .... colorist
Mathieu Liron .... digital lab operator
Fabien Napoli .... colorist: dailies
Location Management
Julie Belthoise .... location manager
Christelle Bladinières .... assistant location manager
Damien Martinière .... location assistant
Michèle Massé .... location scout
Marilou Signolet .... location assistant
Music Department
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
Other crew
Alexis Delage-Toriel .... press attache
Marie Guillon .... administratrice de production
Annelise Landureau .... press attache: France
Maud Mischi .... legal counsel
Clémence Névot .... production secretary
Clémentine Schaeffer .... script supervisor
Monica Coleman .... we especially thank
Isabelle de La Patellière .... thanks
Didier Dekeyser .... thanks
Christophe Devys .... we especially thank
Didier Diaz .... thanks
Olivier Duval .... thanks
Laurent Grégoire .... thanks
François Kohler .... we especially thank
Philippe Le Guay .... we especially thank
Constance Rivière .... we especially thank
Jean-Marc Sauvé .... we especially thank
André Téchiné .... we especially thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cherchez Hortense" - France (original title)
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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
France:Tous publics | Netherlands:AL | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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Swiss censorship certificate # 1009.140See more »


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6 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Cosy and lazy: routine Parisian film-making, 17 September 2012
Author: vostf ( from Paris, Fr

You've got the typical subsidised French movie: the writer-director-author puts in some nice bits about his characters and he is pretty content with his flimsy story. Looks like low production specs with a Parisian artsy bourgeois coating. Mid-life crisis & intellectual couple trouble - check. Political/social issue - check. Father-son relationship - check. Male friendship, mmmm.... not so sure. Heterosexual unease in a gay context - check. Hypocrisy and shallowness of the powerful - check.

Quite frankly it is boring to think so many movies are made in France about Parisian intellectuals who have little problems in their lives but who really suffer because they're aware of all the misery outside. The title says it all, and we can guess Pascal Bonitzer was not sidelined when a release titled had to be decided upon. The title means nothing, it doesn't stay, it is most probably a pretentious intellectual guess game.

All in all it is somewhat distressing to see such movies that go nowhere and are plenty happy with it. Cherchez Hortense doesn't go as far as being pretentious author stuff, he never wants to assert a message, that's what makes it nice and very forgettable. And with such a poor title it is a movie that can be forgotten even before you seriously think of seeing it.

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