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The Last Mistress ()

Une vieille maîtresse (original title)
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Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

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Vellini
Fu'ad Aït Aattou ...
Ryno de Marigny
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Hermangarde
Claude Sarraute ...
La marquise de Flers
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La comtesse d'Artelles
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Le vicomte de Prony
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Mme de Solcy
Jean-Philippe Tesse ...
Le vicomte de Mareuil
Sarah Pratt ...
La comtesse de Mendoze
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Mademoiselle Divine des Airelles
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La chanteuse
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L'arrogante
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Oliva
Nicholas Hawtrey ...
Sir Reginald
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La dame de Pique
Jean-Claude Binoche ...
Le comte de Cerisy
Thomas Hardy ...
Le valet de Mareuil
Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand ...
Le valet de Rigny
Eric Bouhier ...
Le chirurgien
Frédéric Botton ...
Le cardinal de Flers
Patrick Tétu ...
Père Griffon
Aurélien Foubert ...
Garçon d'honneur
Victoire Debré ...
La courtisane (as Marie-Victoire Debré)
Camille Schnebelen ...
La femme délaissée
Ashley Wanninger ...
Prétendant Vellini
Jean-François Lepetit ...
Le fou du roi
Suzanne Marty ...
La femme de chambre
Ezéquiel Spucches ...
Le pianiste
Stéphane Hausauer ...
Le valet château
Patrick Roig ...
Le médecin château
Daniel Lemoine ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Eric Turanzas ...
Le serviteur dîner
Josiane Taleux ...
La fille de cuisine
Alain Connan ...
Le vicaire
Frédéric Laforet ...
Le témoin anglais
Malika Kadri ...
La vieille Berbère
Azza Souif ...
Petite fille Vellini
Meïssa Souif ...
Petite fille Vellini

Directed by

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Catherine Breillat

Written by

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Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly ... (novel)
 
Catherine Breillat ... (adaptation)

Produced by

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Jean-François Lepetit ... producer

Cinematography by

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Giorgos Arvanitis

Film Editing by

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Pascale Chavance

Editorial Department

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Mathilde Delacroix ... color timer
Pedro Filipe Marques ... assistant editor (as Pedro Marques)
Gordana Othnin-Girard ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Michaël Weill

Production Design by

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François-Renaud Labarthe

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Tibor Dora ... (decor)
Alexandrine Mauvezin-Bosque ... (set decorations) (as Sandrine Mauvezin)

Costume Design by

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Anaïs Romand

Makeup Department

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Avril Carpentier ... additional makeup artist
Laurent Cazeau ... key hair stylist
Dominique Colladant ... special makeup effects artist
Sandrine Gonzales ... makeup artist
Melanie Queyrel Carreno ... additional makeup artist
Françoise Quilichini ... key makeup artist
Antonia Siliberti ... hair stylist
Fabien Tuizat ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Christophe Antonin ... unit manager
Jean-Louis Bergamini ... unit production manager
Pierre Clovis ... unit manager
Edouard Decker ... unit manager
Eddy Jabès ... production manager
Brigitte Mercier ... unit manager
Julia Mongin ... unit manager
Mathieu Roux ... unit manager
Jean-Pierre Sachs ... unit manager trainee
Pierre Sandaldjian ... assistant unit manager
Bruno Vignier ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Guillaume Lavit d'Hautefort ... assistant director
Johann Lorillon ... third assistant director
Tosé Riesser ... assistant director
Isabelle Terrissol ... second assistant director
Zuzana Tomcalova ... assistant director
Laurence Ursino ... second unit director
Michaël Weill ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Vincent Amiel ... construction coordinator
Fabrice Bouchelet ... art crew
Fabien Lang ... props
Janny Lauberton ... property master
Joël Molines ... carpenter
Roger Dang Van Sung ... painter
Stephane Condat ... ripper (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christophe Bourreau ... foley artist
Emmanuel Croset ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer
Thierry Delor ... foley artist
Roland Duboué ... dialogue editor
Sylvain Lasseur ... sound editor
Yves Levêque ... sound
Yves Osmu ... sound
Stéphane Soye ... boom operator

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Patrick Gentils ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Joëlle Baland ... horse stunts
Patrice Cossonneau ... horse stunts (as Patrice Cossoneau)
Frédéric Laforet ... horse stunts
Mario Luraschi ... horses stunts supervisor
Pascal Madura ... horse stunts
Jean-Marie Sonnet ... horse stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Léonidas Arvanitis ... assistant camera
Loïc Bouladjat ... electrician
Laurent Bourlier ... key grip
Sébastien Chruscielski ... grip
Cendrine Dedise ... first assistant camera
Messaoud Guerib ... gaffer (as Messaoud Gherib)
Nathalie Lao ... second assistant camera
Julien Marc ... grip
Sophie Moulin ... additional grip
Jean-Jacques Mréjen ... camera operator: second unit
Fabienne Octobre ... a camera focus puller
Didier Rollot ... electrician (as Didier Rolot)
Christian Thurot ... electrician
Emmanuel Théry ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Colomba Falcucci ... casting assistant
Stéphanie Téchenet ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Karin Charpentier ... costumer (as Karine Charpentier)
Fabienne Fouvil ... costumer
Anu Gould ... costumer
Brigitte Le Brigand ... costumer
Laura Lemmetti ... costumer

Location Management

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Michel Campioli ... location scout
Mathilde Cukierman ... location scout
Patrice Wolff ... location scout

Other crew

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Angeliki Arvanitis ... script supervisor
Christelle Chagnot ... carriages
Fréderic Hardy ... carriages (as Frédéric Hardy)
Huma Khan ... legal post production
Pierre Sambet ... carriages
Patrick Tardif ... carriages

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

At 30, boyish penniless aristocrat Ryno de Marigny has separated from Villini, a passionate Spaniard and his mistress of 10 years. He's now in love with Hermangarde, a young, wealthy, and titled virgin. Days before the wedding, the bride's grandmother sits Ryno down and insists on knowing if his affair is over. He relates a story of passion, which we see in flashbacks, swearing he loves only Hermangarde. After the wedding, the couple moves to a castle by the sea. And Villini? Can passion survive disgust and self-loathing? Written by

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Also Known As
  • The Last Mistress (Canada, English title)
  • The Last Mistress (United States)
  • Last Mistress (Japan, English title)
  • Die letzte Mätresse (Germany)
  • Тайная любовница (Russia)
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  • 114 min
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Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Catherine Breillat discovered Fu'ad Aït Aattou in a Paris café. See more »
Goofs While Ryno is descending the stairs at the opera, an Edgar Degas mural can be seen (Degas would have only just been born in this era). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes 2007 - Special (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Yes Sir See more »

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