Poster

Potiche ()


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When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations.
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Suzanne Pujol
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Maurice Babin
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Robert Pujol
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Nadège Dumoulin
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Joëlle Pujol
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Laurent Pujol (as Jérémie Rénier)
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Le routier (as Sergi Lopez)
Évelyne Dandry ...
Geneviève Michonneau
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André Ferron (le syndicaliste)
Élodie Frégé ...
Suzanne jeune
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Babin jeune
Jean-Baptiste Shelmerdine ...
Robert jeune
Noam Charlier ...
Flavien
Martin De Myttenaere ...
Stanislas
Yannick Schmitz ...
Jean-François
Christine Desodt ...
Pilar Sanchez
Jean-Louis Leclercq ...
Le médecin
Alexandre Chaidron ...
Le journaliste
Anne Carpriau ...
Mme. Gilberte Pacot (La vieille ouvrière)
Vincent Collin ...
Le journaliste d'Europe 1
Nathalie Laroche ...
La copine de Nadège
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L'actionnaire anglais
Pierre Barillet ...
Le 2e actionnaire
Sandrine Laroche ...
Hôtesse Badaboum 1
Muriel Hobé ...
Hôtesse Badaboum 2
Jacqueline Delmarche ...
Passante marché 1
Denyse Schwab ...
Passante marché 2
Catherine Déry ...
Passante marché 3
Yvan Coene ...
Gunnar
Hervé Dubois ...
Maître Ballestra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe Legros ...
Cameraman
Sébastien Beckers ...
Worker (uncredited)
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Madame Marquiset (uncredited)

Directed by

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François Ozon

Written by

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François Ozon ... (scenario) (dialogue) (adaptation)
 
Pierre Barillet ... (play "Potiche") (as Barillet) &
Jean-Pierre Grédy ... (play "Potiche") (as Grédy)

Produced by

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Eric Altmayer ... producer
Nicolas Altmayer ... producer
Fabrice Delville ... financier
Genevieve Lemal ... co-producer
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye ... financier

Music by

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Philippe Rombi

Cinematography by

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Yorick Le Saux

Film Editing by

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Laure Gardette

Editorial Department

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Myriam Coën ... digital conformation
Ornella Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Clément Guégan ... digital conformation
Aude Humblet ... colorist
Frederic Jupin ... digital conformation
Loïc Lallemand ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Michaël de Nijs
Leila Fournier
Sarah Teper

Production Design by

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Katia Wyszkop

Costume Design by

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Pascaline Chavanne

Makeup Department

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Franck-Pascal Alquinet ... key hair stylist
Mike Carpino ... hair stylist
Caroline Case ... assistant makeup artist
Sebastien Deffontaines ... hair stylist (as Sebastián Deffontaines)
Aurélie Elich ... makeup artist
Turid Follvik ... make up: Gérard Depardieu
Anne Moralis ... assistant hair stylist / wig maker
Danièle Parmentier ... hair stylist
Pierre Olivier Persin ... prosthetic supplier
Jean-Jacques Puchu ... key hair stylist
Michelle Van Brussel ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Patricia Colombat ... post-production supervisor
Erwan Hiernard ... assistant unit manager
Roger Schins ... unit production manager
Pierre Wallon ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hubert Barbin ... first assistant director
Alexandra Gayzal ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Manuel Demoulling ... property master
Julien Denis ... carpenter
Julien Dubourg ... set dresser
Niki Geeraerts ... carpenter
Antoine Gerard ... swing gang
Sergio González Kuhn ... Creative Director
Sven Haerden ... carpenter
Peter Janssen ... carpenter
Sophie Martel ... set dresser
Pascal Mievis ... carpenter
Frédéric Pesquer ... tapestry
Thierry Van Cappellen ... set dresser (as Thierry Van Cappelen)
Bart van Lint ... construction manager
François Willenz ... digital artist

Sound Department

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Thomas Berliner ... second boom operator
Laure-Anne Darras ... assistant sound editor
Alain Féat ... dialogue editor
Benoit Gargonne ... sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Pascal Jasmes ... sound
Fred Mays ... post-synchronisation
Marc Mnémosyne ... sound mix technician
Johann Nallet ... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Philippe Penot ... foley artist
Jean-Alexandre Villemer ... sound recordist
Stéphane Vizet ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Gaëlle Bossis ... digital compositor
Laurent Brett ... digital compositor / title designer
Berengere Dominguez ... visual effects coordinator
Delphine Garrelis ... digital compositor
Thibault Martegani ... digital compositor
Jean-Francois Theault ... digital compositor
Aurélie Villard ... digital artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Renaud Anciaux ... additional grip
Arthur Anger ... assistant camera
Denis Antheunissens ... additional electrician
Antoine Bellem ... additional electrician
Gauthier Berlaimont ... electrician
Nicolas Blampain ... electrician
Nicolas Boucart ... grip
Olivier Cazzitti ... electrician
Julien Covens ... additional grip
Tanguy Delhez ... additional electrician
Réginald Desy ... grip
Jérôme Di Cola ... best boy
Olivier Dirksen ... additional electrician
Juan Cristobal Fontes Salinas ... electrician
Tristan Galand ... additional electrician
René Haan ... additional electrician
Témoudjine Janssens ... grip
Sarah Kimplaire ... grip
Renaat Lambeets ... steadicam operator
Justine Legros ... second assistant camera
Jean-Claude Moireau ... still photographer
Tom Oversteijns ... key grip
Vincent Piette ... gaffer
Guenael Pinson ... grip trainee
Gunther Schockaert ... best boy
Nicolas Schul ... still photographer
Hatuey Suarez ... additional
Patrick Swirc ... still photographer
Stanley Chan Wan Sze ... assistant camera (as Stanley Wan Sze Chan)
Roel Tanghe ... electrician
Sébastien Tran ... first assistant camera: additional photography
Edwin Van Den Hove ... grip
Dirk Van Rampelbergh ... rigging gaffer
Didier Versolatto ... electrician

Casting Department

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Michaël de Nijs ... extras casting
François Parascan ... assistant casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Daniel Bihin ... costumes / key tailor
Caroline de Tugny ... patina & tint
Marie Eynard ... assistant costume designer
Natasha Francotte ... wardrobe
Valérie Le Hello ... costumer
Marion Morice ... costumer
Ursula Paredes Choto ... chief costumer
Gaëtane Paulus ... wardrobe
Patricia Saive ... costumer

Location Management

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Guy Baudoin ... location scout
Roger Schins ... location manager

Music Department

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Benjamin Caillaud ... musical director
Cecile Coutelier ... protools engineer
Thomas Jamois ... soundtrack coordinator
Stéphane Reichart ... music scoring mixer
Philippe Rombi ... conductor / orchestrator
Curro Savoy ... whistler

Transportation Department

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Nicolas De Zuttere ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Chris Besseling ... uk senior marketing manager for Studiocanal
Nancy Brasseur ... production accountant
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Joëlle Hersant ... script supervisor
Édith Pavageau ... production administrator
Christophe Toulemonde ... cfo: Scope Pictures

Thanks

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Hubert Engammare ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover (Depardieu), a former union leader. Written by IMDb Editors

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Taglines France, 1977: Women's Liberation is in the air. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Potiche (Trophy Wife) (United States)
  • Das Schmuckstück (Germany)
  • Potiche, mujeres al poder (Spain)
  • Gospodinja (Slovenia)
  • Potiche: Trofæ-fruen (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia A trailer for this film is used in UK cinemas as part of the "Don't let mobile phones spoil your film" campaign run by the telecoms company Orange. The English subtitles have been replaced with new phone-related dialogue and the music in the disco sequence is replaced with a ringtone version. See more »
Goofs The movie is set in 1977, but some of the cars have white headlights. French cars had yellow headlights and switched to white ones only in 1993. However Gerard Depardieu's car has the correct headlights. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Emmene-moi danser ce soir See more »

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