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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 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 ... Laetitia
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Damien Hauer (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a professor of Chinese civilization. But now he has a problem. He has promised Iva Delusi (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas), his life companion, to ask his father Sébastien Hauer (Claude Rich), a state councilor, to intervene in favor of Zorica Aurore (Isabelle Carré), an illegal alien. In theory, Sébastien is influential enough to keep Zorica from being deported, but the trouble is that he has always despised his son. As for Damien, he hates his father. 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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Fun and wit in one film
7 September 2013 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

A marriage on the rocks, where both sides look for something on the side. The only sparkle comes in the form of the Mrs asking her husband for assistance with an acquaintance's immigration issues.

In theory it should have been easy; his father is a high ranking civil servant. Given however the dysfunctional relationship between father and son, it makes it a rather mammoth task and it gets more interesting when the son falls for the émigré and thus intensifies the efforts.

In a typically French fashion, this comedy score high and wit and sophistication with a generous dose of satire towards modern life and interpersonal relationships.


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5 September 2012 (France) See more »

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