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La confiance règne (2004)

Christophe is simple-minded, Chrystèle is unfaithful. Yet, they love each other. Hired as servants in various homes where they steal from their employers, this unusual couple lives a happy, carefree life.


Étienne Chatiliez


Étienne Chatiliez (idea and collaboration), Laurent Chouchan (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Chrystèle Burrel (as Cécile De France)
Vincent Lindon ... Christophe Gérard
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Ludo Burrel (as Eric Berger)
Anne Brochet ... Perrine Beverel
Martine Chevallier Martine Chevallier ... Françoise Térion
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Philippe Térion
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Jacques Térion
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Henri Beverel
Erick Desmarestz Erick Desmarestz ... Jean
Evelyne Didi ... La mère de Chrystèle
André Wilms ... Le père de Chrystèle
Anne Benoît Anne Benoît ... Gisèle - la châtelaine en Alsace
Evelyne Istria Evelyne Istria ... Mounie
Claudie Guillot Claudie Guillot ... Hélène Loustalier
Béatrice Costantini Béatrice Costantini ... Françoise Térion 2


Christophe is simple-minded, Chrystèle is unfaithful. Yet, they love each other. Hired as servants in various homes where they steal from their employers, this unusual couple lives a happy, carefree life.

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Release Date:

10 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Confianza ciega See more »

Filming Locations:

Colmar, Haut-Rhin, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$695,884 (France), 19 November 2004
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1.85 : 1
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French visa # 107696. See more »


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… but doesn't last the first thirty minutes (DVD)
4 October 2009 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

Indeed, the first part of the movie is amazing and funny: the french country life is depicted with accuracy as well as the dislocation between rich and poor people. The calm, never nervous character of the husband balances the suspicious wife. They live in an excessive comfort while our heroes have nothing. So the social message is evident and humor scores a bull-eye.

But as our kleptomaniacs can't hold back, they must run away. So, they do a sort of France tour, even finishing wealthy and victims of the same tricks from their helping hands. But, then, the movie becomes a bit boring. De France, with her down-to-earth attitude and "chti" accent and Lindon, with his romantic but dumb figure show their great talent but can't save a poor script.

Oups! i would have forgotten to comment about the pockets stealing. It's almost truth cinema so much the feelings are accurate: You really don't have any bad intention but suddenly, it seems that the wallet calls you; then, you open it "just to take a look"; then, you steal a few and finally, the winner takes it all because you think that the owner would discover the theft anyway... Now, i laugh at the movie but twenty years ago, i did the same so my expertise at this bad habit. Frankly, it was for me a lesson very hard taught because as my family made me understand "they knew" while never rising the subject, they give me heavy remorse and that cured me forever!

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