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The Fairy -- Dom is a desk clerk at a hotel whose life changes when he meets Fiona, a self-proclaimed fairy.


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Dominique Abel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 February 2012 (USA) See more »
A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Charming, inventive near silent comedy See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)
Dominique Abel ... Dom
Fiona Gordon ... Fiona, la fée
Philippe Martz ... John, l'Anglais
Bruno Romy ... Le patron de l'Amour Flou
Vladimir Zongo ... Le premier clandestin
Destiné M'Bikula Mayemba ... Le deuxième clandestin
Willson Goma ... Le troisième clandestin
Didier Armbruster ... L'homme volant
Anaïs Lemarchand ... La chanteuse
Lenny Martz ... Jimmy
Emilie Horcholle ... La vendeuse de chaussures
Sandrine Morin ... L'infirmière
Christophe 'René' Philippe ... Bart
Alexandre Xenakis ... Dave
Ophélie Anfry ... La policière
Olivier Parenty ... Le policier
Thérèse Fichet ... La patronne de l'hôtel
Christelle Thibon ... La femme de ménage
Dominique Gallay ... L'ouvrier
Sarah Bensoussan ... La femme en rouge
Abdou Sagna ... Vigile Printemps 1
Marc-Antoine Vaugeois ... Vigile Printemps 2
Hervé Goubert ... Le boucher
Fouad Bentalha ... L'apprenti-boucher
Chantal Romy ... Le médecin
Cyril Colmant ... Le pêcheur
Pascal Banizet ... Le maton
Alison Ami ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Allison Auzou ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Hélène Blondel ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Fatima Boulakhras ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Mélissa Chary ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Ingrid Colsy ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Carolane Etu ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Clémentine Léger ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Elsa Lelièvre ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Johanna Nodari ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Gwladys Sita ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Solange Vallas ... Une joueuse des Diéselles
Laurène Yon ... Une joueuse des Diéselles

Directed by
Dominique Abel 
Fiona Gordon 
Bruno Romy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dominique Abel  screenplay
Fiona Gordon  screenplay
Bruno Romy  screenplay

Produced by
Elise Bisson .... producer
Marina Festré .... producer
Charles Gillibert .... producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... producer
Valérie Rouy .... producer
Alex Verbaere .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Claire Childeric  (as Claire Childéric)
Film Editing by
Sandrine Deegen 
Production Design by
Nicolas Girault 
Production Management
Dominique Abel .... post-production supervisor
Elise Bisson .... production manager (as Elise Niaux-Bisson)
Adeline do Paço .... post-production supervisor
Claire Dornoy .... production manager
Magalie Germa .... unit manager
Maud Quiffet .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Aubrée .... assistant director
Marine Longuet .... second assistant director
Pierrick Vautier .... first assistant director
Art Department
Fanny Catton .... trainee painter
Joël Cornet .... constructor
Emilie David .... trainee painter
Mathieu Delangle .... constructor
Pepito Espin Anado .... constructor
Félix Loison .... trainee painter
Jean Loison .... painter
Laurent Mandonnet .... constructor
Benoît Valter .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Arnaud Calvar .... boom operator
Emmanuel de Boissieu .... sound re-recording mixer
Aline Gavroy .... foley re-recordist
Hélène Lamy-Au-Rousseau .... sound editor
Frédéric Meert .... sound editor (as Fred Meert)
Frédéric Meert .... sound (as Fred Meert)
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Philippe Vandendriessche .... additional sound
Special Effects by
Frédéric Druaux .... special effects assistant
Francois Jacquet .... special effects
Laurent Mandonnet .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Görtz Boris .... digital compositor (as Boris Görtz)
Michel Denis .... visual effects producer
Marie Gascoin .... color timer
Ronald Grauer .... visual effects supervisor
Giorgia Graziadio .... digital compositor
Alexandra Meese .... visual effects coordinator
Laureline Silan .... digital compositor
Frédéric Vanmeerbeeck .... digital compositor
Damien Vanderplas .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Pascal Banizet .... key grip
Christophe Bechard .... additional grip
François Bohu .... additional grip
Denis Breault .... additional grip
Cyril Colmant .... grip
Serge Coquais .... additional electrician
Thierry Demeillers .... additional grip
Benoît Dupont .... gaffer
Franck Durand .... additional grip
Pascal Gibon .... additional grip
Jean-Christophe Leforestier .... camera operator
Elie Lembousse Founda .... additional grip
Pascal Lemoux .... additional grip
Benjamin Masset .... electrician
Laurent Thurin Nal .... still photographer (as Laurent Thurin-Nal)
Emmanuel Ouin-Martin .... additional electrician
Jean-Louis Panchout .... additional grip
Ludovic Raine .... electrician
Brice Tupin .... electrician
Alexandre Xenakis .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Dubien .... key costumer
Kali Romy .... costume trainee
Editorial Department
Juliette Achard .... assistant editor
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Benjamin Dewalque .... scanner operator
Paul Englebert .... post-production coordinator
Dmitry Lavrov .... color management
Xavier Pique .... scanner operator
Veerle Zeelmaekers .... colorist
Paolo Finotto .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Other crew
Caroline Baurez .... production accountant
Eva Beeler .... animal trainer
Cécile Bergés .... script supervisor (as Cécile Bergès)
Céline Bouret .... production accountant
Marina Festré .... press attache
Gaston Flores .... production assistant
Sylvie Gien .... production accountant
Stéphanie Lebaillif .... production assistant
Pélagie Lelong .... second production assistant
Patrick Pittavino .... animal trainer
Emile Ploix .... production administrator
Valérie Rouy .... production assistant
Chloé Verschuren .... animal trainer

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Also Known As:
"La fée" - France (original title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The two stars, Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, are lovers in real life and have been together since the early 1980s.See more »
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Charming, inventive near silent comedy, 18 August 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

Once again the performing/writing and directing team of Abel, Gordon, and Romy deliver a sweet, gentle, charming comedy, that while having dialogue, is most akin to the silent comedy classics.

As with their earlier films "L'iceberg" and "Rumba", the film is a hit and miss affair - but with many more hits than misses. A long string of silly sight gags, dances, absurd and surreal moments with a slim thread of a plot tying them together; A sad-sack hotel manager falls for a woman who may be an actual fairy. Or just a crazy person. Or maybe both.

Along their way they encounter a host of mostly very funny characters, like the nearly blind-owner of their favorite café, who is always right at the edge of spilling everything. (One of those jokes that could fail badly, or get old quickly if it wasn't pulled off with such deft precision, and big heartedness.)

There are a few inspired, laugh out loud comedy bits, many others that are sweetly enjoyable, and a few that just fall flat.

But while this may be a bit inconsistent, how lovely to see a comedy that aspires to Chaplin and Keaton and not American Pie 5.

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