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Vipère au poing (2004)

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Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales... See full summary »

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Philippe de Broca

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Hervé Bazin (novel), Philippe de Broca | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Frot ... Paule "Folcoche" Rézeau
Jacques Villeret ... Jacques Rézeau
Jules Sitruk ... Jean Rézeau
Cherie Lunghi ... Miss Chilton
Hannah Taylor Gordon ... Fine
Richard Bremmer ... L'abbé Traquet
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Haudepin ... Tante Thérèse
William Touil William Touil ... Ferdinand "Freddie" Rézeau
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Le père Volitza
Pierre Stévenin Pierre Stévenin ... Marcel
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Mme Rézeau
Paul Le Person Paul Le Person ... Le père Létendard
Alexia Barlier ... Kitty
Amélie Lerma Amélie Lerma ... Henriette
Dominique Paturel Dominique Paturel ... M. Pluvignec
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Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales' witches, brings an all new atmosphere to their home. Written by morroviolet

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 October 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Viper in the Fist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,466,137 (France), 8 October 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation France # 106220 du 19-10-2004. See more »

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Version of Vipère au poing (1971) See more »

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Folcoche comes back
12 November 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A good (but not great) adaptation of André Bazin's autobiographic novel which I urge all the users who saw the movie to read.Philippe de Broca does not feel at home in this gloomy story ,he who shines in comedies or adventures yarn ("Cartouche" "L'homme de Rio" ).And the made-for-TV version is imprinted in my memory as it must be in any French's.It had the definitive Folcoche (Folcoche= Folle Cochonne= Mad Swine):Alice Sapricht was so terrifying that any actress who would take on the part would be fatally compared to her.Catherine Frot does an okay job,but Folcoche was ,is and will always be Alice Sapricht whose ugliness worked wonders.On the other hand,I'm pleased to see that one of the late Villeret's last parts was worthwhile, a thousand miles from the obnoxious "Iznogood" .Good performances also come from English Cherie Lunghi ,Pszoniak and Paul Le Person.

In the French literature ,"Vipère au Poing" recalls "Poil de Carotte".These two books feature the most terrifying mothers who ever were.And they were not invented.Both Bazin's and Jules Renard' moms were respectively Folcoche and Madame Lepic !


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