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The Valet ()

La doublure (original title)
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A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage.

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François Pignon
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Elena
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Levasseur
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Christine
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Maître Foix
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Émilie
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Richard
Michel Jonasz ...
André
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Le Médecin
Laurent Gamelon ...
Paul
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Pascal
Michèle Garcia ...
Louise
Philippe Magnan ...
Berman
Jean-Yves Chilot ...
Hervé (as Jean Yves Chilot)
Irina Ninova ...
Marie
Philippe Beglia ...
Maître d'Hôtel
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Karine
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Secrétaire Levasseur
Jean-Pol Brissart ...
Mauricet (as Jean Pol Brissart)
Philippe Brigaud ...
Monsieur Hervé
Alexandre Brik ...
Ken
Thierry Humbert ...
Paparazzi
Paulette Frantz ...
Mère de Richard
Thierry Nenez ...
Perrache
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Karl Lagerfeld

Directed by

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Francis Veber

Written by

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Declan May ... (adr writer)
 
Francis Veber ... ()

Produced by

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Patrice Ledoux ... producer
Francesco Pamphili ... co-producer
Francis Veber ... associate producer
Candice Zaccagnino ... executive producer: Columbia Pictures

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Robert Fraisse

Film Editing by

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Georges Klotz

Editorial Department

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Miguel Bejo ... telecine dailies colorist
Jerome Brechet ... colorist assistant
Viviane Gourvest ... assistant editor
Charlotte Mazzinghi ... dailies color grader
Gerard Savary ... color timer
Raymond Terrentin ... colorist

Casting By

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Françoise Menidrey

Production Design by

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Dominique André

Art Direction by

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Benoît Bechet

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline Bouchard

Makeup Department

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Laurent Bozzi ... key hair stylist
Joël Lavau ... key makeup artist
Fulvio Pozzobon ... key hair stylist
Gill Robillard ... key makeup artist
Estelle Tolstoukine ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Yann Arnaud ... unit manager / unit production manager
Dimitri Billecocq ... unit manager
Florian Desmoulins ... assistant unit manager
Philippe Desmoulins ... production manager
André Labbouz ... post-production supervisor
Stéphane Riou ... assistant unit manager
Bernard Seitz ... production manager
Valentin Tourdjman ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carole Breteau ... assistant assistant director
Olivier Falkowski ... second assistant director
Alain Olivieri ... first assistant director
Jordan Santoul ... assistant assistant director

Art Department

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Lionel Callari ... property master
Thierry Carini ... construction coordinator
Mathieu Chatagnon ... ripper
Sarah Cherrier ... painter
Hervé Guignot ... key carpenter
Yvan Hart ... head plasterer
Pascal Le Guellec ... assistant art director (as Pascal Leguellec)
Sophie Loncq ... upholsterer
Danielle Mainard ... set dresser
Antonio Nogueira ... dressing props
Frédéric Pesquer ... tapestry
Thierry Doerflinger ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Bats ... sound
Pierre-Yves Bruneel ... assistant sound
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Vincent Cosson ... re-recording mixer
Thomas Desjonquères ... supervising sound editor
Séverin Favriau ... assistant sound editor
Gérard Lamps ... re-recording mixer
Alain Lévy ... post-synchronization
Armelle Mahé ... foley recording engineer
Françoise Maulny ... post-synchronisation assistant (as Françoise Maulny-Lévy)
Franck Tassel ... assistant foley artist
Isabelle Tat ... post-synchronisation assistant
Jean-Alexandre Villemer ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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Arnaud Chelet ... visual effects supervisor
Jacques Delzescaux ... digital artist
Roxane Fechner ... visual effects set supervisor
Émilie Feret ... visual effects coordinator
Yannick Folliard ... visual effects coordinator
Marc Latil ... digital artist
Malika Mazauric ... digital artist
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects designer
Raymond Terrentin ... digital colorist

Stunts

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Nabil Fathi ... stunts
Philippe Guégan ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stéphane Agostini ... electrician
Yves Agostini ... camera operator
Stéphane Birzin ... grip
Frédéric Cantin ... grip
Etienne Chopin ... assistant to assistant camera
Patrick de Ranter ... steadicam operator
Steve de Rocco ... second assistant camera
Dominique Delguste ... additional camera operator
Alain Herpe ... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Le Bras ... gaffer
Steve Moreau ... additional first assistant camera
Yvon Sausseau ... key grip
Christian Thurot ... generator operator
Frédéric Thurot ... electrician

Casting Department

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Franck Jouard ... extras casting
Géraldine Mouton ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marie Bouvier ... costumer
Florie Vaslin ... wardrobe
Alice Vieille de Vivaise ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Romain Courtine ... location manager
Valérie Novel ... location scout

Music Department

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Michel Jonasz ... composer: additional music
Dominique Lemonnier ... concert master

Other crew

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Martine Audouard ... assistant script supervisor
Martine Bourdon ... assistant administrator
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto ... production assistant (as Ghislaine Martinotto)
Sandra Cornevaux ... press attache (as Sandra Corneveaux)
Françoise Della Libera ... production administrator
Florian Desmoulins ... assistant unit manager
Dario Faniglione ... assistant to production manager
Claude Fenioux ... financial consultant
Marie Kerhoas ... production assistant
Monique Pautas ... financial controller
Alexandra Schamis ... press attache
Isabelle Thévenet ... script supervisor (as Isabelle Perrin-Thévenet)
Bernard Vander Donckt ... production administrator

Thanks

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Karl Lagerfeld ... very special thanks

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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  • Athalys (post-production facilities)
  • Chanel (special thanks: models and collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld)
  • Lanvin (costumes: Daniel Auteuil and Richard Berry)
  • Yves Saint Laurent (costumes: Kristin Scott Thomas)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

A Parisian valet loves a woman who rejects him: she's in debt to open a bookshop, and he's not her ideal man. A billionaire two-times his wealthy wife with his beautiful mistress, a young supermodel. To draw the paparazzi and his wife off the trail of adultery, and to give his lawyer time to arrange a divorce that won't cost him a fortune, the billionaire pays the supermodel and the valet to pretend for a month to be a couple. Within days, the bookshop owner and the billionaire are jealous, the supermodel experiences life with a nice guy, and the valet has status and self-confidence. What will each do with newfound wisdom? Written by

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Also Known As
  • La boulette (France)
  • Una top model nel mio letto (Italy)
  • The Valet (United States)
  • The Valet (World-wide, English title)
  • In flagranti - Wohin mit der Geliebten? (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR25,320,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France $3,380,705, 07 Apr 2006

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Trademark: [François Pignon] features a likeable idiot called François Pignon. See more »
Goofs Both Francois and Emilie purposely avoid going to Luigi's for lunch, but run into each other at another restaurant. However, in the next scene, Elena asks Francois "Did I upset the girl at Luigi's?" See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Making of 'The Valet' (2007). See more »
Soundtracks No particular place to go See more »
Quotes François Pignon: A man comes home to watch T.V. It's not normal.
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