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When the Sea Rises (2004)

Quand la mer monte... (original title)
Irene is on tour with her one-woman-show "Sale Affaire" in the north of France. When she runs into Dries, who carries giants in fairs, it's the beginning of a love story that bears an ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yolande Moreau ... Irène
Wim Willaert ... Dries
Olivier Gourmet ... Le policier
Jackie Berroyer ... Le journaliste Béthune
Philippe Duquesne ... Le patron du café des géants
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Le serveur de bord de mer
Séverine Caneele ... La femme de chambre
Bouli Lanners ... Le patron du marché
Catherine Routier Catherine Routier ... Femme du bord de la route 1
Martine Delanoy Martine Delanoy ... Femme du bord de la route 2
Thérèse Flouquet Thérèse Flouquet ... Femme du bord de la route 3
Jan Hammenecker Jan Hammenecker ... Jan
Vincent Mahieu Vincent Mahieu ... Yves
Jean-Marie Hardeman Jean-Marie Hardeman ... Le pilier de bar
Nand Buyl ... Le père de Dries
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Storyline

Irene is on tour with her one-woman-show "Sale Affaire" in the north of France. When she runs into Dries, who carries giants in fairs, it's the beginning of a love story that bears an uncanny resemblance to the show performed by Irene on stage. Written by argentronic

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Irène: Chicken and me, 2003. Armentier. The start of a great romance. And that's what matters, the start of great romances. Who cares about the end?
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French actress Yolande Moreau directs a charming romantic tale featuring common people.

In French cinema,Yolande Moreau and Josiane Balasko share a very special status.They are an integral part of a rare breed of talented actresses who have also taken up film direction to broaden their artistic capabilities.In this manner it can be stated that there are a lot of similarities between Yolande Moreau and Josiane Balasko. However,there are also many differences in their style and treatment of innovative ideas.Josiane Balasko has made some quirky films which have a dream like quality to them.Yolande Moreau seems to be taking the same path with her own wisdom.Quand La Mer Monte has its fair share of happy moments but a lonely mother meeting an innocent loser type material is not at all new for French cinema.However,it is the presentation of this film which is quite unique.We also get to see many talented Belgian cinema actors such as Olivier Gourmet and Bouli Lanners.This is what makes Yolande Moreau an endearing character.This is a film which has been set in northern France,an area considered as backward by people from South France.The film is charming but it has its own annoyances too.By the time viewers are halfway through the film they are able to correctly guess that it would end with a sad event.This is the only major drawback of this deeply personal film as it is strictly for those cinema fans who would like to watch Théâtre Filmé/filmed theater.


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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Grande-Synthe, Nord, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,058, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$24,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,443,335
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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