Les herbes folles ()

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A quirky woman who spends her free time as a pilot has her purse stolen; when a mysterious man finds her wallet, they embark on a peculiar romance.


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Marguerite Muir
Georges Palet
Suzanne Palet
Bernard de Bordeaux
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Lucien d'Orange (as Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française)
Le narrateur (voice)
La voisine
Vladimir Consigny ...
Marcelin Palet
Dominique Rozan ...
Jean-Noël Brouté ...
Elric Covarel Garcia ...
Acolyte aviation
Acolyte aviation
Acolyte aviation (as Stefan Godin)
Grégory Perrin ...
Acolyte aviation
Marcel Schwer (as Roger-Pierre)
Patient 1
Jean-Michel Ribes ...
Patient 2
Nathalie Kanoui ...
Patiente 3
Adeline Ishiomin ...
Patiente 4
Lisbeth Mornet-Arazi ...
Patiente 5 (as Lisbeth Arazi Mornet)
La vendeuse de chaussures
Magaly Godenaire ...
La vendeuse de montres
Rosine Cadoret ...
La caissière du cinéma
Vincent Rivard ...
Le serveur
Dorothée Blanck ...
Passagère baptême de l'air (as Dorothée Blank)
Antonin Minéo ...
Passager baptême de l'air
Emilie Jeauffroy ...
Passagère baptême de l'air
Patrick Mimoun ...
Jean-Baptiste Larmeur
Isabelle Des Courtils ...
Madame Larmeur
Candice Charles ...
Elodie Larmeur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cédéric Deruytère ...
Lahcen Elmazouzi ...
Un policier (uncredited)
Olivier Martinaud ...
Le vendeur de chez Marc Jacobs (uncredited)
Christine Renard ...
La vendeuse de chez Marc Jacobs (uncredited)

Directed by

Alain Resnais

Written by

Christian Gailly ... (novel "L'incident")
Alain Resnais ... (adaptation) (as Alex Reval) &
Laurent Herbiet ... (adaptation)

Produced by

Serge Hayat ... co-producer
Jean-Louis Livi ... producer
Julie Salvador ... executive producer

Music by

Mark Snow

Cinematography by

Eric Gautier

Film Editing by

Hervé de Luze

Editorial Department

Caíque de Souza ... conform editor
François Dupuy ... technical manager: digimage
Isabelle Julien ... colorist
Reginald Gallienne ... dailies color grader (uncredited)
Issac Solemon ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

Jacques Saulnier

Art Direction by

Matthieu Beutter ... supervising art director

Costume Design by

Jackie Budin

Makeup Department

José-Luis Casas ... key hair stylist
Delphine Jaffart ... key makeup artist
Flore Masson ... makeup artist

Production Management

Marianne Campos ... production secretary
Jérémie Chevret ... production manager
Guy Courtecuisse ... post-production supervisor
Bruno Jouan ... assistant unit manager
Pierre Lochardet ... assistant unit manager
Sephora Mayer ... assistant unit manager trainee
Philippe Roux ... production manager
Timothee Talandier ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Patrick Armisen ... second assistant director
Matthieu Blanchard ... location assistant director
Nathalie Depose ... third assistant director
Christophe Jeauffroy ... first assistant director

Art Department

Jérôme Billa ... construction buyer
Fabrice Bourderioux ... swing gang
Martin Boutilié ... machinist
Pierre-Emmanuel Chatiliez ... storyboard artist
Jacky Hardouin ... construction coordinator
Yvan Hart ... head plasterer
Leonardo Pancari ... carpenter
Stéphane Richaud ... carpenter
Bernard Warnas ... property master

Sound Department

Nicolas Becker ... foley artist
Jean-Marie Blondel ... sound mixer
Katia Boutin ... assistant sound re-recording mixer / dialogue editor
Gilbert Courtois ... additional sound design
Gérard Hardy ... sound editor
Pierre-Jean Labrusse ... assistant adr recordist
Gérard Lamps ... re-recording mixer
Matthieu Tibi ... sound mix technician

Special Effects by

Arnaud Damez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

Claire Cuinier ... visual effects artist
Arnaud Damez ... smoke artist
Simon Descamps ... i/o vfx
Jérôme Dubacq ... IT assistant
Ludivine Ducrocq ... production administration
Anita Lech ... digital artist (as Anita Lech Bedez)
Tim Mendler ... movematcher
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects designer
Sarah Moreau ... visual effects coordinator
Fred Roz ... titles
Mikael Tanguy ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

Stéphane Afchain ... additional grip
Yannick Audige ... electrician
François Berroir ... gaffer
Laurent Bourgeat ... best boy electric
Charles Carpentier ... electrician
Eric Cuffini ... rigging gaffer: studio
Raphaël Dougé ... second assistant camera
Eric Gies ... rigging electric
Kareem La Vaullée ... Steadicam operator
Huong Lam Thi Doan ... camera trainee
Nathalie Lao ... second assistant camera
Fabienne Octobre ... a camera focus puller
Luc Reyrolle ... electrician
Bruno Seguer ... electrician
Thierry Valletoux ... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Voisin ... rigging electric

Casting Department

Dorothée Chesnot ... extras casting

Music Department

Varda Kakon ... music supervisor

Other crew

Sylvette Baudrot ... script
Marianne Campos ... production secretary
Gilles Cappelletto ... travelling car
Camille Ganivet ... script assistant
Julia Katz ... financial consultant

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Plot Summary

A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the red wallet he found in to the police. Nor is it that Marguerite can recuperate her wallet without being piqued with curiosity about whom it was who found it. As they navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging thanks, turbulence enters their otherwise quotidian lives. Written by Anonymous

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • L'incident (France)
  • Gli amori folli (Italy)
  • Wild Grass (World-wide, English title)
  • Vorsicht Sehnsucht (Germany)
  • Las malas hierbas (Spain)
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  • 104 min
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Trivia The Spitire is a Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX, number PS 890, built in 1945. It is owned by a French collector (as of 2016) and has the French registration code, F-AZJS. Since the film was made, it has been restored to its wartime colours of RAF 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron (which served in South East Asia) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2009 (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Salue la Lune See more »
Crazy Credits The credits show considerable variation in their presentation. The first credits seen are the individual actor names with the name of the character played, in a serif font, with shadowed letters. These credits are moving left to right across the screen, fading in and out at different points, over a background of the film's name in larger letters, in an italicized serf font. After the first ten actors, there is abrupt change to a sans serif font, again with shadowed text, for both the cast/ characters list and the film title. The film title is now angled up to the right and is not in clear focus. After the names of the cast, the credits start as scrolling white text on a black background using a serif font, then there is a change to a sans serif font and then a return to the serif font. The next change is to black text on a grey background using a serif font. This then reverts to white text on a black background with a serif font, then a change to a sans serif font and then a return to the serif font. These credits do not stay in a central position, but move from side to side on the screen. See more »

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