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Chinese Puzzle -- A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.

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Cédric Klapisch (screenplay) (dialogue)
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Release Date:
16 May 2014 (USA) See more »
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A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great movie with all the humor and lightness of the 2 first See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Romain Duris ... Xavier Rousseau

Audrey Tautou ... Martine

Cécile De France ... Isabelle

Kelly Reilly ... Wendy

Sandrine Holt ... Ju
Flore Bonaventura ... Isabelle de Groote - la babysitter

Jochen Hägele ... Hegel et Schopenhauer - les philosophes allemands

Benoît Jacquot ... Monsieur Rousseau - le père de Xavier
Pablo Mugnier-Jacob ... Tom Rousseau
Margaux Mansart ... Mia Rousseau
Amin Djakliou ... Lucas
Clara Abbasi ... Jade

Li Jun Li ... Nancy

Sharrieff Pugh ... Ray

Peter McRobbie ... L'agent bureau immigration

Jason Kravits ... L'avocat de Xavier

Byron Jennings ... L'avocat de Wendy

Peter Hermann ... John
Martine Demaret ... La mère de Xavier
Alison Arboux ... La première collégienne
Loreleï Aubry ... La deuxième collégienne

Natalia Segura ... La femme sensuelle (as Natalia Stephany Segura)
Vanessa Guide ... L'infirmière
Dominique Besnehard ... L'éditeur de Xavier

Zinedine Soualem ... M. Boubakeur - le voisin

Kyan Khojandi ... Antoine Garceau

Xavier Alcan ... L'associé de l'éditeur

Maud Wyler ... L'assistante de l'éditeur
Catrina Ganey ... L'infirmière de la maternité

Adrian Martinez ... Le patron coursier
Jose Soto ... Miguel
Jeff Lau ... Zhang Yu (Mister Tea)
Howah Hung ... Ben
Linda Chan ... La voisine danseuse chinoise

Shuya Chang ... Ming Li

Phil Nee ... Le chauffeur de taxi chinois
Anna Berger ... La vieille dame

Larry Fessenden ... Le premier rocker
Joe Stefko ... Le deuxième rocker

Yinka Adeboyeku ... Le chauffeur en colère

Kenneth Maharaj ... Le chauffeur de taxi indien

Cédric Klapisch ... Le photographe
Antoine Garceau ... L'assistant-photographe
Damon Michael Gordon ... Le piéton secouriste (as Damon Gordon)

Michael Che ... Un passant

Dominic Colón ... Carlos Fernandez (as Dominic Colon)
Ryiah Rene Suazo ... Kayla (as Ryiah Suazo)
Yelena Shmulenson ... La femme yiddish

Allen Lewis Rickman ... L'homme yiddish

Dylan Chalfy ... Le père en colère
Victor Colicchio ... Le deuxième avocat

J.D. Williams ... Le barman
Jenny L. Saldaña ... La femme latino (as Jenny Seldana)

Luis Vega ... Le mari latino
Yinuo Wang ... Le réceptionniste

Celia Au ... Une skater

Alex Kruz ... Le deuxième mari Latino
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Will M. Chang ... Le témoin du marié (as William Chang)
Brian Cheeks ... Un gay qui se marie
Ann Chow ... Un touriste

Mia Sinclair Jenness ... Hasidic Daughter

Ilan Krigsfeld ... Le premier fuyard

Stephen Lin ... Un messager à vélo

Niyi Oni ... Sammie

Anna Rapp ... La fille hassidique

Tyler Rapp ... Le fils hassidique

Andrew Alberson ... Le garçon d'honneur branché (uncredited)
Joseph Basile ... Le type branché dans le métro (uncredited)

Josh Bodenhamer ... Le skateboarder pro (uncredited)

Brady Bryson ... Le garçon dans le métro (uncredited)
Robert Chang ... Un garçon d'honneur (uncredited)

Onika Day ... Une agent de l'INS (uncredited)

Doug Drucker ... Le premier tatoué dans la parade (uncredited)

Efraiem Hanna ... Un cadre de Wall Street (uncredited)
Brandon Lee Harris ... Un garçon d'honneur (uncredited)
John Jillard Sr. ... Le deuxième tatoué dans la parade (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... Le deuxième fuyard (uncredited)
Kordelia ... Une skateboardeuse (uncredited)
Anna Lakomy ... Une mariée en tenue originale (uncredited)

Jian Leonardo ... Le premier Asiatique (uncredited)
Michelle E. Mancini ... Une parente de Wendy (uncredited)

Charisse Matthews ... Une mariée (uncredited)

Ismaelpeter Casillas Nelson ... Le skateboarder cool et coloré (uncredited)

Toshiko Onizawa ... Un touriste (uncredited)
Franklin La Paz ... Un courrier (uncredited)
Josh Pesin ... Un skateboardeur (uncredited)

Amanda M. Rodriguez ... Une agent de l'INS (uncredited)

Saba ... Un marié gay (uncredited)

Leetopher Scott ... Chinese Man (uncredited)

Ruth Sydney ... Une femme d'affaires (uncredited)
Kiyo Takami ... Une demoiselle d'honneur (uncredited)
Natasha Tax ... Un jeune femme hassidique (uncredited)

Alex Ziwak ... Un voyageur européen branché (uncredited)

Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch  screenplay (dialogue)

Produced by
Raphaël Benoliel .... executive producer
Carol Cuddy .... executive producer
Gaëtan David .... co-producer (as Gaetan David)
Serge Hayat .... Equity Provider
Cédric Klapisch .... producer
Buzz Koenig .... co-producer
Bruno Levy .... producer
André Logie .... co-producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... producer: RTBF
 
Original Music by
Christophe Minck 
 
Cinematography by
Natasha Braier 
 
Film Editing by
Anne-Sophie Bion (edited by)
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
Gayle Keller 
Jeanne Millet 
 
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
Marie Cheminal 
 
Art Direction by
Matteo De Cosmo 
Valérie Rozanes 
 
Set Decoration by
David Schlesinger 
 
Costume Design by
Lee Harper (New York)
 
Makeup Department
Christopher Fulton .... hair colorist
Rachel Geary .... key makeup artist
Mandy Lyons .... hair department head
Frédéric Marin .... key makeup artist
Anne Moralis .... wigmaker
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
April Schuller .... key hair stylist
Adenike Wright .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Vincent Alexandre .... post-production manager
Carol Cuddy .... unit production manager
Nicolas Jarry .... assistant production manager
Bruno Jouan .... assistant unit manager
Olivier Lagny .... unit manager
Léa Mecattaf .... assistant unit manager
Isabelle Morax .... post-production supervisor
Sylvie Peyre .... production manager
Patty Willett .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arianne Apicelli .... second assistant director
Mohamed Belhamar .... assistant director
Vince Brown .... additional second assistant director
Héléna Cotinier .... second assistant director: Paris
Nicolas de Lumbée .... third assistant director: France
Antoine Garceau .... first assistant director
Mary Knauf .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mathias Canard .... assistant decorator
Michael Cory .... property master
Jean-Noël Delalande .... key painter: Paris
Amy Dholakia .... graphic artist (as Amy Dholakia-Jorand)
Colleen Dolan .... props
Liza Donatelli .... assistant property master
Sean Doyle .... set dresser
Pauline Faisant .... assistant art director
Nicholas Gatto .... set dresser
Maxime Girault .... second assistant art director
Liza Grant .... set dresser
Jeni Harden .... set dresser
Cécile Hurlé .... set dresser
Elizabeth S. Lieberman .... Scenic Artist Foreman
Stéphane Loup .... property master
Michele Mayas .... charge scenic artist
Géraldine Nicolo .... art department intern
Tanya Pann .... scenic artist: New York
Garry Pastore .... foreman
Jessica Petruccelli .... set dec buyer
Hunter Popalis .... art department coordinator
Ari David Schwartz .... on-set dresser
Melissa Elizabeth Stewart .... set dresser
Marisa Umsawasdi .... props
François Willenz .... digital artist
Julie Peters-Haymes .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Shawn Allen .... boom operator: new york
Jérémy Babinet .... foley editor
Hortense Bailly .... adr editor
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer
Nicolas Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Katia Boutin .... adr supervisor
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Malou Buffagni .... post-production sound intern
Julien Chabbert .... foley recording assistant
Milène Chave .... boom operator
Santena Jenaris King Clough .... 1st Assistant Accountant
Fred Demolder .... supervising sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... re-recording mixer
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator (new york)
Pierre-Jean Labrusse .... sound mix technician
Damien Lazzerini .... re-recording mixer (as Damien Bera)
Nicolas Mazet .... sound mixer (as Nico Mazet)
Cyril Moisson .... sound
Florian Penot .... assistant foley artist
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Hugo Thouin .... trainee assistant sound editor
Ken Yasumoto .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Lucie Bories .... digital compositor
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Gaël Durant .... vfx production manager
Cédric Fayolle .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Frère .... digital compositor
Morgan Hardy .... digital compositor
Anaïs Lacoste .... digital compositor
Manon Le Bas .... visual effects coordinator
Sabine Lineres .... digital compositor
Marie Maulet .... digital compositor
Neila Ouahmed .... visual effects
Guillaume Pondard .... visual effects supervisor
Loïc Poës .... visual effects coordinator
Laureline Silan .... lead compositor
Vincent Venchiarutti .... motion graphic artist
 
Stunts
Kenny Wong .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Abomnes .... first assistant camera
Michel Anglio .... grip
Rémy Barbot .... electrician
Samuel Beal-Rainaldy .... assistant camera
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Russell Bouchelle .... best boy electrician
Boris Bourgois .... key grip
Howard J. Cournoyer .... lighting console programmer
Pierre Dejon .... additional second assistant camera
Dominique Delguste .... additional camera operator
Jean Christophe Delinaoumis .... best boy grip
Stanislas Etenaille .... electrician
Emilien Faroudja .... electrician
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... first assistant camera "a"
Remy Freess .... grip
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Geraldo Haag .... grip
Craig Paul Harris .... rigging electrician
Gavin Holmes Jr. .... grip
Jim Howe .... gaffer: Paris
Nils Johnson .... key video assist
Nina Kuhn .... rigging gaffer
Aurélien Marra .... additional electrician
Doug Meils .... video playback operator
Mike Montgomery .... key rigging grip
Ben Noftzger .... camera production assistant
Jérôme Plon .... stills: Paris
Malcolm A. Purnell .... additional first assistant
Olivier Rostan .... additional first assistant camera
Brice Roustang .... additional electrician
Gerard Sava .... a camera: steadicam
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer
Mark Schwentner .... gaffer
Yoshi Sonoda .... lighting technician
Steven Search .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Delphine Burrus .... animation
Asha Glorioso .... background artist
 
Casting Department
Marine Albert .... casting assistant
Adam DeLisi .... extras casting
Debbie DeLisi .... extras casting
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting
Angela Gaylor .... casting assistant
Ophélie Gelber .... casting: children
Christophe Istier .... extra casting
Yasmina Pastural .... assistant casting director
Rakesh Shah .... extras casting
Anne-Sophie Tremel .... extras casting
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinne Anderson .... costume assistant
Kieran R. Carroll .... costume p.a.
Debbe DuPerrieu .... additional set costumer
Liza James .... key costumer
Meera Joshi .... costume assistant
Winsome G. McKoy .... set costumer
Ann Nguyen .... additional set costumer
Hartsell Taylor .... costume supervisor
Amy L. Teets .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ana Cojanu .... post-production assistant (dailies)
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Sonia Mariaulle .... trailer
Lucas Masson .... trailer
Sahra Mekki .... first assistant editor
Fabien Napoli .... colorist: telecine dailies, Technicolor France
Richie Roefaro .... post technical assistant
 
Location Management
Mark Curley .... assistant location manager
Damon Michael Gordon .... location manager
Brian Ketcham .... location assistant
Gine Lui .... location scout
Chancelle Mafoua .... location coordinator
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
 
Music Department
Cecile Coutelier .... assistant music engineer
Loïc Dury .... composer: theme music
Nelson Malleus .... music copyist
Marion Navone .... copyist
Avril Philippe .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Terry Adams .... driver: New York
Gabe Turiello .... camera car driver
 
Other crew
Giuseppe Ardizzone .... set production assistant
Carles Berot .... trailer and versions producer: advertising and promotions
Pamela Bertini .... second assistant accountant
Mélodie Boileau .... laboratories coordinator
Pierre Bourdy .... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Alison Bryan .... production assistant
Jack Carroll .... key production assistant
Santena Jenaris King Clough .... first assistant accountant
Jean-Jacques Domingues .... travelling car
Antoine Dordet .... assistant press attaché
John Edmundson .... assistant production coordinator
Alex Foreman .... additional set production assistant
Ophélie Gelber .... acting coach: for children
Alexander Gustafson .... production assistant
Anthony J. Hanna .... production counsel
Kimmie Hemar .... production intern (as Kimberly Hemar)
James Hinton .... production accountant
Aurore Jactat .... business & legal affairs
Pauline Jardel .... production secretary
Casey Krehbiel .... production assistant
Bernard Lamy .... financial controller
Mathias Lasserre .... assistant press attaché
Fernanda Malta .... production assistant
Gary Martyn .... production coordinator
Molly McGaughey .... production intern
Lauren O'Brien .... production secretary (as Lauren Holz)
David Albert Pierce .... finance and production legal
Stephanie Pon .... production secretary
Otto Porrazzo .... insurance broker
Mathilde Renwick .... executive sales assistant
Jannett Roberts .... accounting clerk
Dominique Segall .... press attaché
Scott Shouldis .... office production assistant
Trea Tran Lachowicz .... finance counsel
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Casse-tête chinois" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language
Runtime:
117 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The last instalment of a trilogy written and directed by Cédric Klapisch, which follows the journey of Xavier from student to family man. The first chapter is the movie "L'auberge espagnole", released in 2002, and the second chapter is "Les poupées russes", released in 2005.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The immigration enforcement agency in the U.S. is referred to as the INS. However, the INS ceased to exist in 2003 when it was merged into the new Department of Homeland Security.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Vegas" (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Freak OffSee more »

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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Great movie with all the humor and lightness of the 2 first, 31 January 2014
Author: cipnrkorvo

It's great even if you haven't seen the 2 first movies! But if you have, know that it brings you the same kind of lightness and fun. Makes you want to enjoy life to the fullest! Each character is perfectly built up, and you get attached to all of them (I feel like I know them personally and would happily move in with them!)

Of course, this movie builds up on the story that started 20 years earlier, so it's great to see how each of these people evolved, how life changes, and how it's still linked to the past. It's hard not to fall in love with these people! Each of the 3 movies happens in a totally different place. So let yourself be carried away!

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