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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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Quotes

Irène: You shouldn't introduced me to your parents as your wife.
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Connections

References Canapé (1997) See more »

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A very sweet small budget movie
1 November 2004 | by s_bourbouseSee all my reviews

That movie is very sweet. At first, you can't help asking yourself what kind of asylum you've been to, but quickly the story takes you and you live the story with the characters.

The movie is about the loneliness of artists on tour, the kindness and simplicity of people from the North of France and last but not least, it is a nice love story between ordinary people.

Yolande moreau is famous in France thanks to Les Deschiens a TV program. For her first direction (actually co-direction), she chooses the perfect story. As an actress, she is also marvelous.

Go and see it if you can, that's worth being seen.


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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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