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Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 May 2010 (USA)
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Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her ... See full summary »

Director:

Stéphane Brizé

Writers:

Stéphane Brizé (scenario), Florence Vignon (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Jean
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Véronique Chambon
Aure Atika ... Anne-Marie
Jean-Marc Thibault ... Le père de Jean
Arthur Le Houérou Arthur Le Houérou ... Jérémy
Bruno Lochet ... Collègue de Jean 1
Abdellah Moundy Abdellah Moundy ... Collègue de Jean 2 (as Abdallah Moundy)
Michelle Goddet Michelle Goddet ... La directrice de l'école
Anne Houdy Anne Houdy ... La commerciale des pompes funèbres
Geneviève Mnich Geneviève Mnich ... La mère de Véronique (voice)
Florence Hautier Florence Hautier ... Soeur de Jean 1
Jocelyne Monier Jocelyne Monier ... Soeur de Jean 2
Jean-François Malet Jean-François Malet ... Le beau-frère
Maxence Lavergne Maxence Lavergne ... Elève classe de Jérémy
Philomène Pagnier Philomène Pagnier ... Elève classe de Jérémy
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Storyline

Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her delicate and elegant charm. His ordinary life between family and work starts to falter. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Rezo Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une affaire d'amour See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,446, 30 May 2010

Gross USA:

$531,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,511,371
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Quel joli temps (septembre)
Lyrics by Sophie Makhno (as Françoise Lo)
Music by Barbara
Performed by Barbara
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So right on what life is!
1 November 2010 | by olvillanoSee all my reviews

This is a simple story on kind people: Jean tries his best to live his life as a good person. When he describes his mason's job, we understand he likes it deeply and is quietly proud of it. His simplicity moves the teacher and the watchers. She invites him to see a problematic window in her flat. This change of window is like a symbol of what will be happening to them: Jean asks her to play the violin for him, and music will bring him elsewhere, beyond his today's limits -the classical music itself plays an important part, Jean is deeply moved by this discovery too, not only because she is playing the music herself-. This moment is for me a pure beauty. On her side, she is also brought to a new area in her life where there is someone who loves when she plays music, who is eager to learn and to open himself, someone who cares about others and about her: this is building confidence in her and adds a new depth in her interest in people and in life, although we understand there will be pain for both of them!No one wants to hurt any one around! The choice will have to be done and these good people will prefer being hurt themselves than their beloved around. When Jean asks her to accept and play the violin for his father' birthday party, he is so straightforward, so daring for a simple -nearly shy- person, that it seems clear he has reached also a new confidence, he has gone behind the window. We also think about what is exactly loving someone: Jean' wife understands so simply it means letting the other one be happy, grow and develop himself without trying to pressure him and use guilt. She is also building a new confidence in her husband and thus in life... This moment has been a very fulfilling for me: thank you Monsieur Brize!


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