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The Fairy (2011) More at IMDbPro »La fée (original title)

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The Fairy -- Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.
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)
Fiona Gordon (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 »
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  (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 
Costume Design by
Claire Dubien 
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
Raine Ludovic .... electrician (as Ludovic Raine)
Benjamin Masset .... electrician
Laurent Thurin Nal .... still photographer (as Laurent Thurin-Nal)
Emmanuel Ouin-Martin .... additional electrician
Jean-Louis Panchout .... additional grip
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)
Music Department
Pauline Denize .... musician: violin
Gabin Liberge .... musician: cello
Nadir Louatib .... musician: accordion
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
Philippe Logie .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La fée" - France (original title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
France:U | Germany:0 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated

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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 »
What a Difference a Day MadeSee more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Light as Air, Mad Comedy, 5 October 2013
Author: (orinocowomble) from Spain

French-language comedy abounds with the sort of film that makes perfect sense while you're watching it, but cannot be recounted to anyone who hasn't seen it without realising's totally mad. "La Fée" is one of these. Part of its success is the fact that while the situations are farcical in the extreme, the actors carry them out totally deadpan, in the style of Buster Keaton. It's "normal" in their world, so you accept it as normal. Once you can accept the basic premise (sad little night clerk encounters a fairy who offers him three wishes), you are drawn into their version of reality, and no matter how mad it gets you just keep going, wondering where it will all end up. The actors are excellent, sending up silent films, musical comedies and rom-coms in the most ludicrous way without telegraphing (as so many American and English actors would), "Okay, get ready to laugh, funny bit coming up!" No, they just do what they do, and you find yourself giggling with astonishment. The hospital system comes in for its share of sendups (from the "smoking area" to the staff-of-one who manages to keep everything under a point), the national obsession with rugby, etc. You do have to be aware or many of the more obscure bits of "business" will be lost. I think Keaton and Lloyd would have enjoyed this film very much. If it had a weakness, it was in the non-end; the director simply stopped filming when he was done, without attempting to tie it all up in a nice, bland little package.

"La Fée" reminded me strongly of "L'Iceberg". When I checked IMDb I realised it was made by the same people.

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