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Le Week-End -- Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (IRIS, TOPSY-TURVY, ANOTHER YEAR) and Lindsay Duncan (the forthcoming ABOUT TIME, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MANSFIELD PARK) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness -- and even deeper regret.  A surprise invitation from Nick’s old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an amusingly boorish American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become. This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy drama, starring two of Britain’s national treasures, is a new peak in the ongoing collaboration between screenwriter Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell, following VENUS, THE MOTHER and THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA.
Le Week-End -- A long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship.
Le Week-End -- A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

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Hanif Kureishi (written by)
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Release Date:
11 October 2013 (Ireland) See more »
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A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Genuinely absorbing See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Lindsay Duncan ... Meg

Jim Broadbent ... Nick
Igor Gotesman ... Montmartre Receptionist
Olivier Audibert ... Taxi Driver

Sophie-Charlotte Husson ... Plaza Receptionist
Etienne Dalibert ... Hotel Porter
Mauricette Laurence ... Old Lady in Church
Gabriel Mailhebiau ... Chez Dumonet Waiter
Violaine Baccon ... Girl on motorbike
D. Damien Favereau ... La Dame de Pic Maitre D.

Jeff Goldblum ... Morgan
Déborah Amsellem ... Hotel Shop Assistant
Stéphane De Fraia ... Waiter at Morgan's Apartment
Brice Beaugier ... Robert Ertel
Charlotte Léo ... Dominique Ertel
Xavier De Guillebon ... Jean-Pierre Degremont
Marie-France Alvarez ... Victoire La Chapelle
Lee Michelsen ... Harry Rose
Denis Sebbah ... Christopher Aragues
Sébastien Siroux ... Valentin Lefevre
Judith Davis ... Eve
Julie Descarpentrie ... Waitress

Olly Alexander ... Michael
Nicolas Carpentier ... Plaza Security Guard
Scali Delpeyrat ... Plaza Hotel Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Gradelet ... Old Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Michell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hanif Kureishi  written by

Produced by
Louisa Dent .... executive producer
Bertrand Faivre .... co-producer
Philip Knatchbull .... executive producer
Kevin Loader .... producer
Rosa Romero .... line producer
Sue Bruce Smith .... executive producer (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
 
Original Music by
Jeremy Sams 
 
Cinematography by
Nathalie Durand (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kristina Hetherington 
 
Production Design by
Emmanuelle Duplay 
 
Art Direction by
Cécile Arlet Colin  (as Cécile Arlet)
 
Costume Design by
Natalie Ward 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Hartley .... hair designer (as Karen Hartley Thomas)
Karen Hartley .... makeup designer (as Karen Hartley Thomas)
Irène Jordi .... make-up and hair artist: dailies France (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jean-Christophe Colson .... unit production manager
Fiona Morham .... head of production: BFI
Karine Petite .... unit manager
Louise Seymour .... post-production supervisor
Valentin Tourdjman .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valérie Aragües .... first assistant director
Delphine Bertrand .... second assistant director
Aurore Coppa .... third assistant director
Kevin Frilet .... daily assistant director
Jack Charlie George .... work experience assistant director (as Jack George)
 
Art Department
Maxime Bocquet .... dressing props
Anthony Chardy .... dressing props
Jean-Rene Gautier .... daily standby props (as Jean-René Gautier)
Pauline Lefevere .... prop buyer (as Pauline Lefévére)
Christophe Offret .... standby props
Xavière Protat .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Martin Beresford .... sound recordist
Sandy Buchanan .... foley editor
Sandy Buchanan .... foley recordist
Paul Cotterell .... dialogue editor
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Cottrell .... adr editor: Alter Ego
Thomas Fennell .... sound assistant (as Tom Fennell)
Ashoke Ghosh .... boom operator
Danny Hambrook .... sound designer
Rob Hughes .... adr recordist
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (as Rob Karlsson)
Tushar Manek .... sound mix technician
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Caplan .... visual effects producer: Union Visual Effects
Adam Gascoyne .... visual effects supervisor: Union Visual Effects
Ines Li .... visual effects production assistant: Union Visual Effects
Noga Alon Stein .... visual effects line producer: Union Visual Effects
Agueda Del Castillo .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jo McLaren .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Vérité .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Beaurepaire .... gaffer (as Marc Beaurepaire)
Lucie Bracquemont .... additional first assistant camera
Lucie Bracquemont .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Valentin Cauchie .... rushes backup
Nicola Dove .... still photographer
Lazare Pedron .... camera operator: "b" camera
Lazare Pedron .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Aurélien Py .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Valentin Rocher .... electrician
Tibaud Roussel .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Théo Vanstaevel .... daily electrician
 
Casting Department
Aurélie Avram .... crowd casting
Elodie Demey .... casting director: France
Alice Searby .... casting: UK
Fiona Weir .... casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valentine Solé .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Stephen Boucher .... conform editor
Jonathan Collard .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Peter Collins .... color assistant
Marie Fernandes .... digital intermediate producer
Adam Glasman .... colorist
Emily Greenwood .... digital conform
Neil Harrison .... digital intermediate systems administrator
Dan Helme .... digital intermediate data wragler
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau (as Timothy Jones)
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Laura Pavone .... color assistant
Gordon Pratt .... digital film bureau
Aurora Shannon .... color assistant
Laurent Treherne .... digital intermediate technologist
Russell White .... digital conform assistant
Lisa Jordan .... facility director: LipSync Post (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark Bousie .... musician: accordion
Sandy Burnett .... musician: bass
Michael Coates .... musician: tenor sax
Mark Crooks .... musician: alto sax
Freddie Gavita .... musician: solo trumpet
Rael Jones .... music editor
Jeff Lardner .... musician: drums
Tim Sutton .... assistant to composer
Tim Sutton .... musician: piano & guitars
Gary Thomas .... music recordist
Tom Walsh .... musician: trumpet 2
Dave Warren .... musician: guitar
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Ronchin .... tracking vehicles: Ciné Cascade International
 
Other crew
Mark Addis .... consultant (as Professor Mark Addis)
Emma Annetts .... choreographer
Alexandre Bloch .... location assistant
Jeremy Chalon .... location assistant (as Jérémy Chalon)
Tonia Cohen .... clearance services: Capello Media Solutions
Pauline Colin .... assistant to producer: Le Bureau
Sara Curran .... production legal services
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Robin Davies .... production coordinator: UK
Maxine Davis .... production accountant
Ben Dawes .... production assistant
Virginie Decarra .... production coordinator: France
Anne Degremont .... accountant: France (as Anne Degrémont)
Harry Dixon .... legal and business affairs: Filma
Costia Dufour .... location assistant
Gabrielle Dumon .... assistant to producer: Le Bureau
Lizzie Francke .... senior production and development executive: BFI
Vincent Gadelle .... business affairs: Le Bureau
Hugo Grumbar .... worldwide sales: Embankment Films
Lionel Guerrini .... location scout
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales: Embankment Films
Paul Hillier .... insurance: Robertson Taylor
Steve Joberns .... auditor: Shipleys
Cate Kane .... acquisitions executive: Curzon Film World
Ian Kirk .... head of production finance: BFI
Mathieu Laemlé .... location scout
Sam Lavender .... head of development: Filma
Sharon Lee .... worldwide sales: Embankment Films
Pierre Legendre .... daily location assistant
Charles McDonald .... publicist
Gerardine O'Flynn .... production finance manager: Filma
Jonathaon Perchal .... head of legal and business affairs: Curzon Film World
Karine Petite .... location manager
Ben Roberts .... director of film fund: BFI
Jean-Baptiste Rogez .... daily location assistant
Colombe Savignac .... location scout
Romain Vignau .... daily location assistant
Katie Villarino .... worldwide sales: Embankment Films
Jane Webster .... artist in residence
Ben Wilkinson .... business affairs manager: BFI
Eva Yates .... development editor: Filma
 
Thanks
Hugo Grumbar .... thanks
Sharon Lee .... thanks
Maite Villarino Vicente .... thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Genuinely absorbing, 17 October 2013
Author: willsdomicile from United Kingdom

The trailer hinted at a charming romp around Paris; reviews suggested something darker. In reality it proved to be a very honest, challenging film, which refused to pop love-in-marriage into a convenient genre-box.

I can understand completely that it wasn't many people's cup of tea. Certainly not a cosy feel-good movie for the growing sixtysomething demographic that presumably ensured finance for the movie to be made. But it your relationship is resilient – or you are single – there is pleasure to be had in this grown-up story.

Yes, it was painful to watch at times, but delightful at others – a bit like life. Yes you wanted to smack them both for being so... annoying. No, you probably wouldn't invite them round to dinner without a certain amount of sighing. But I defy you to work out, before the end, whether they themselves would work out before the end. And I trust it will make a star, at last, of the luminous Lindsey Duncan.

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