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Cherchez Hortense (2012)

A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.

Director:

Pascal Bonitzer

Writers:

Agnès de Sacy (scenario), Pascal Bonitzer (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Damien Hauer
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Iva Delusi
Isabelle Carré ... Aurore
Marin Orcand Tourrès Marin Orcand Tourrès ... Noé Hauer
Claude Rich ... Sébastien Hauer
Arthur Igual Arthur Igual ... Antoine
Jackie Berroyer ... Lobatch
Jérôme Beaujour Jérôme Beaujour ... Campuche
Philippe Duclos ... Henri Hortense
Benoît Jacquot ... Kevadian
Masahiro Kashiwagi Masahiro Kashiwagi ... Satoshi - le serveur japonais
Iliana Lolic ... Véra - la femme de Marco
Francis Leplay ... Marco - le frère d'Iva
Joséphine Derenne Joséphine Derenne ... Blandine Hauer
Agathe Bonitzer Agathe Bonitzer ... Laetitia
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Damien is a professor of Chinese civilization. Just now he has a problem: he has promised Iva, his life companion, to ask his father Sébastien, a state councilor, to intervene in favor of Zorica, an illegal alien. In theory, Sébastien Hauer is influential enough to keep Zorica from being expelled from France but the trouble is that he has always despised his son. As for Damien, he hates his old man. It looks as if Zorica is not on track to stay in the country for much longer... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.35 : 1
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A sweet romantic comedy
5 February 2013 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a man in an unhappy marriage, who agrees to help his brother in law's friend. The help turns his life in unexpected directions.

"Cherchez Hortense" depicts an unhappy family convincingly. The lack of communication between the couple and the tension between the mother and the son is displayed in a way that is not over the top. The husband's chance encounter with Aurore flows naturally, and the progression of their friendship is a pleasure to watch. The Judge acts appears pleasant on the surface but he is doing everything he could to be difficult towards others. The plethora of human interaction portrayed in this film is like a miniature world of everyday life. Life can be bitter for some, sweet for others. "Cherchez Hortense" is a sweet romantic comedy.


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