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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 »
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  (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
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
Music Department
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
Other crew
Julie Belthoise .... location manager
Christelle Bladinières .... assistant location manager
Alexis Delage-Toriel .... press attache
Marie Guillon .... administratrice de production
Annelise Landureau .... press attache: France
Damien Martinière .... location assistant
Michèle Massé .... location scout
Maud Mischi .... legal counsel
Clémence Névot .... production secretary
Clémentine Schaeffer .... script supervisor
Marilou Signolet .... location assistant
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:U | 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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Bonitzer's back!, 12 October 2012
Author: ASSIOMA Simon (doomgen_29) from France

I can see why such a movie could be so easily dismissed by your regular Hollywood addict, it's slow, rather smart and very much grounded in reality, and it's your typical Parisian literary approach to cinema story telling. Although I should emphasize the fact that I don't use the word typical in a derogatory way. Desplechin, Podalydes, Bonitzer, Resnais and other French directors, may seem stylistically or thematically close, but in truth are very different from one another. They take movies seriously, the European way, for them it's not about plot or sending a clear message to the viewer, they're more concerned with lofty concepts, creating a mood or simply sharing their views on the human condition. So yes, the protagonist is an intellectual (so is Bonitzer, he used to be a philosophy teacher) and yes, the thing happening to him may not seem to warrant a 2 hour movie, his life is boring, and so is often our own. Bonitzer, shows the naked truth, and it's risky, because that's not why most people go to movies, and I get that, but the movie is actually fun (in parts), never sentimental but sincere and touching. It's a fine movie, honest, solid, definitely worthy of the price of admission. It's very French and definitely naturalistic and intellectual, but pretentious it is not, but to put it simply, it'll be freezing in Hell before Bonitzer starts dumbing down his movies!

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