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Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

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Colin
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Chloé
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Chick
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Nicolas
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Alise (as Aïssa Maiga)
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Isis
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La souris
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Le religieux
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Jean-Sol Partre
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Le directeur de société (as Laurent Lafitte de la comédie française)
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Gouffé
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Le directeur de l'usine d'armement
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La marchande de remèdes
Marina Rozenman ...
La duchesse de Bovouard
Mathieu Paulus ...
Le Chuiche (as Matthieu Paulus)
Frédéric Saurel ...
Le Bedon (as Fred Saurel)
Wilfred Benaïche ...
Le sénéchal
Alex Raul Barrios ...
Jésus (as Alex Barrios)
Maurice Maréchal ...
Douglas 1 (as Maurice Marechal)
Jean-Yves Cressenville ...
Douglas 1 bis (as Jean Yves Cressenville)
Mourad Boudaoud ...
Douglas 2
Nicolas Brun ...
Douglas 3
François Hiffler ...
Le libraire
Francis Van Litsenborgh ...
Huissier société
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Duke Ellington (as August Darnell)
Paul Gondry ...
Le 1er docteur
Cosme Castro ...
Le sous-directeur de société
Bobby Few ...
L'Antiquitaire
Nathalie Kanoui ...
Le chef du personnel
Jeanne Cellard ...
La vieille dame aux mauvaises nouvelles
Louise Mast ...
La fleuriste
Yan Brian ...
Patron hôtel
Tilly Scott Pedersen ...
Fille rousse patron hôtel (as Tilly Pederson)
Julien Seul ...
Porteur 1
Fabien Jegoudez ...
Porteur 2
Calypso Valois ...
Employée Google 1
Pascale Murtin ...
Employée Google 2
Romain Gondry ...
Employé giflé
Mohamed Ouachen ...
Garçon Flore
Jean-Pierre Denuit ...
Concierge conférence
Frederic Etherlinck ...
Interviewer Partre (as Frédéric Etherlinck)
David Bolling ...
Voix Jean-Sol Partre (voice)
Jérôme Coué ...
Ombre géante
Charlotte Pouch ...
Assistante Mangemanche
Meriem Temim ...
Employée chariot
Laura Cieplik ...
Femme vitrine 1
Joana Morais ...
Femme vitrine 2
Simone Hérault ...
Voix du DJ Varlet (voice) (as Simone Herault Laporte)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Sozza-Barbier
Irina Aleksandrova ...
PR Agent (uncredited)
Carl Ernouf ...
Maréchal (uncredited)
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Docteur Mangemanche (uncredited)
Stéphane Harck ...
Un patineur (uncredited)
Jennifer Kerner ...
Une patineuse (uncredited)
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L'infirmière (uncredited)
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Le chef d'orchestre (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michel Gondry

Written by

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Michel Gondry ... (scenario) (dialogue) (adaptation) &
Luc Bossi ... (scenario) (dialogue) (adaptation)
 
Boris Vian ... (novel)

Produced by

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Luc Bossi ... producer
Gladys Brookfield-Hampson ... development
Xavier Castano ... executive producer
Fabrice Delville ... financier
Genevieve Lemal ... co-producer
Romain Malbosc ... consulting producer
Julien Seul ... associate producer
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye ... financier
Arlette Zylberberg ... co-producer

Music by

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Étienne Charry ... (as Etienne Charry)

Cinematography by

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Christophe Beaucarne ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Marie-Charlotte Moreau

Editorial Department

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Chrystèle Barbarat ... post-production producer
Jonathan Brabant ... colorist: dailies
Marion Comengre ... executive in charge of post-production: Studiocanal
Lucy Donaldson ... assistant editor
Florian Du Pasquier ... digital film supervisor
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen ... digital intermediate supervisor
Magalie Léonard ... colorist
Anaïs Meuzeret ... post-production coordinator
Laurie Pinon ... assistant editor
Carlos Pinto ... first assistant editor
Marie Silvi ... assistant editor
Loanne Trevisan ... assistant editor
Florent Vassault ... additional editor

Casting By

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Marie-France Michel

Production Design by

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Stéphane Rozenbaum

Art Direction by

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Pierre Renson ... (art dept coordinator)

Costume Design by

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Florence Fontaine

Makeup Department

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Olivier Afonso ... special makeup effects artist
Lucía Bretones-Méndez ... key makeup artist
Guillaume Castagné ... special makeup effects artist
Marion Chevance ... makeup artist
Nicolas Herlin ... special makeup effects artist
Frédéric Lainé ... special makeup effects artist
Jane Milon ... key hair stylist
Frédérique Ney ... key makeup artist
Emmanuel Pitois ... key special makeup effects and prosthetics

Production Management

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Gilles Castera ... production manager
Marie Castrie ... digital intermediate manager
Aurélien Chaillou ... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Honorez ... assistant production manager
Benjamin Journet ... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Le Curieux ... assistant unit manager
Olivier Martin ... location manager
Jean-Baptiste Rogez ... assistant unit manager
Sabrina Seillier ... assistant unit manager
Nora Thomas ... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christian Alzieu ... second assistant director
Mohamed Belhamar ... assistant director
Héléna Cotinier ... crowd assistant director
Olivier Coutard ... first assistant director
Renaud Epelboin ... second assistant director
Mikaël Gaudin ... crowd assistant director
Alexandra Gayzal ... additional assistant director belgium
Aurélia Hollart ... third assistant director
Raphaël Holt ... crowd assistant director
Frederic Lambierge ... additional assistant director
Eve Martin ... third assistant director
Anthony Moreau ... additional assistant director
Nassime Nazari ... third assistant director
Damien Noguer ... third assistant director
Fabien Ricour ... second assistant director
Arnaud Rivaille ... assistant director
Felipe Salazar ... additional assistant director
Valérie Segond ... assistant director / first assistant director
Alexis Linval ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bertrand Alberge ... props
Stephanie Angrand ... second assistant
Samuel Bordet ... régisseur d'extérieur
Edwige Boutet ... Assistant graphic designer
Martin Boutilié ... carpenter
Lionel Callari ... property master
Bénédicte Charpiat ... assistant property master
Jérome Clavier ... head painter
Margaux Coste ... assistant art director trainee
Luca Crepelle ... swing gang
Laurie Crochelet ... painter
Ivan Desru ... dressing props
Ludovic Erbelding ... construction coordinator
Sophie Fortat ... art department coordinator
Adrien Giraux ... assistant art director
Steph Guerreau ... carpenter
Morgane Guignon ... assistant set decorator
Benoît Herlin ... props
Yannick Heuveline ... carpenter
Virginie Irdel ... assistant art director
Thibaut Josserand ... set dresser
Georges Kafian ... graphic designer
Jean-Marc Liben-Steyns ... painter
Nicolas Migot ... assistant art director
Frank Monseigny ... first assistant art decorator
Capucine Pantin ... assistant art director
Katell Rolland ... builder
Marc Rovere ... dressing props
Alberto Sebastiani ... head painter: belgium
Nina Surguine ... assistant set decorator / set dec assistant buyer
Chantal Talbot ... painter
Eurydice Tritsibidas ... sculptor
Jean Troubat ... painter
Elsa Truscello ... assistant art director
Jean-Noël Vincensini ... props
Pascalle Willame ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Yohann Angelvy ... foley recordist
Damien Aubry ... sound editor / supervising sound editor
Benoît Biral ... re-recording mixer
Julien Bouchez ... sound mix technician
Régis Boussin ... boom operator
Christophe Brajdic ... sound consultant
Charles Bussienne ... adr assistant
Fabien Cador ... on-set sound assistant
Laurent Cercleux ... boom operator
Laure-Anne Darras ... adr supervisor / dialogue editor
Guillaume Le Braz ... sound (as Guillaume Le Bras)
Pierre Mertens ... sound mixer
Raphaël Mouterde ... sound editor
Marc Parazon ... boom operator
Franco Piscopo ... re-recording mixer
Samuel Rouillard ... sound assistant
Gregory Vincent ... foley artist

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Sefian Benssalem ... special effects
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician
Noel Chainbaux ... special effects technician
Arnaud Fouquet ... visual effects supervisor
Emmanuel Galtier ... special effects
Olivier Marais ... special effects
Pascal Molina ... special effects
Julien Poncet de la Grave ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Benjamin Ageorges ... visual effects supervisor
Jean-Bastien Bellot ... digital compositor
Stephane Bidault ... visual effects supervisor
Christophe Chanvin ... digital artist
Nicolas Chavigny ... digital artist
Cyril Conforti ... digital compositor
Daniel da Silva Machado ... digital compositor
Leslie Deboeur ... digital compositor
Yann Deval ... visual effects
Oury Djalo-Devillard ... digital artist
Jean Louis Dousson ... visual effects supervisor
Arnaud Fouquet ... visual effects supervisor
Pauline Hans ... visual effects
Mathieu Jussreandot ... visual effects artist
Catherine Kuznecki ... rotoscope artist
Jean-Antoine Lacolle ... digital compositor
Manon Le Bas ... daily rushes coordinator
Rodrigue Lenain ... visual effects artist
Olivier Lukaszczyk ... digital compositor
Bruno Nicolas ... visual effects artist
Arnaud Ortmann ... digital compositor
Clément Papin ... digital compositor
Micah Parker ... visual effects
Audrey Planchard ... visual effects coordinator
Sébastien Raets ... digital compositor
Alexandre Ribeiro ... digital compositor
Laureline Silan ... digital compositor: Mikros
Romain Strabol ... visual effects supervisor
Matthias Weber ... visual effects producer
Gilles Wouters ... visual effects artist
Florian Chauvet ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Hugo Bariller ... stunt double
Yannick Ben ... stunt performer
Rémi Canaple ... stunt coordinator
Alexandre Cauderlier ... stunt performer
Kevin Cauderlier ... stunt performer
Ayoub Daf ... stunt performer
Yan Dron ... assistant stunt coordinator
Olivier Fornara ... stunt double
Eric Fournol ... stunt performer
Sylvain Gabet ... stunt performer
Jérôme Gaspard ... stunt performer
David Grolleau ... stunt performer
Sébastien Lhau ... stunt performer
Olivier Sa ... stunt double: Romain Duris / stunt performer
Sebastien Soudais ... lead stunt double
Astou Vedel ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Victor Abadia ... electrician
Stéphane Afchain ... rigging key grip
Yannick Audige ... electrician / rigging electrician
Lionel Bailly ... electrician
Lucie Baudinaud ... stagiaire image
Eric Bialas ... b camera operator/steadicam / director of photography: second unit
Eric Bonnaire ... grip
Lancelot Coujard ... camera operator / lighting
Dominique Degand ... Belgian grip crew
Jean-François Drigeard ... lighting technician
Jean-François Dubut ... technocrane operator
Jean-Marc Duez ... key grip
Odile Euriat ... additional second assistant camera
Bertrand Faucounau ... data manager
Franck Fiquet ... electrician / rigging electrician
Aurélien Gabory ... additional rigging grip
Enguerrand Gicquel ... electrician
Eric Gies ... gaffer: rigging
Martin Grothe ... electrician: animation unit
René Haan ... electrician
Al Hindley ... epk camera operator
Sarah Karama ... rigging electrician
Jean-Pierre Lacroix ... gaffer
Christophe Legal ... camera operator
Stephane Lesmond ... video assist operator
Jean-Bernard Lortie ... rigging electrician
Eric Monin ... electrician
Fabienne Octobre ... b camera focus puller
Benoît Pain ... assistant camera
Luc Pallet ... first assistant camera
Robert Prévost ... rigging electrician
Javier Ruiz Gomez ... additional cinematographer
Gunther Schockaert ... chief electrician
Benoît Theunissen ... additional steadicam operator
Stéphane Thiry ... key grip
Agnès Todoroff ... additional first assistant camera
Sylvain Verdet ... electrician
Didier Versolatto ... electrician: Belgian crew
Jean-Pierre Voisin ... electrician
Laurent Wémama ... additional grip

Casting Department

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Mohamed Belhamar ... extras casting assistant
Noémie Héraud ... extras casting assistant
Anne Jacques ... extras casting
Oscar Jamois ... extras casting
Marie-France Michel ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nadia Cherouk ... costumer
Elise Cribier-Delande ... dresser
Anne Kervran ... extra wardrobe
Laurencina Lam ... assistant costume designer
Sandrine Langen ... set costumer
Sylvie Néant ... Costumer & Crowd Supervisor
Aurélie Rogemond ... wardrobe
Joanna Texier ... set costumer

Location Management

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Mickaël Conan ... location assistant
Charlotte Desmaret ... Belgium crew
Ronan Michel ... location manager
Roger Schins ... location manager

Music Department

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Boban Apostolov ... scoring pro tools engineer
Yann Arnaud ... music mixer
Rémi Barbot ... music editor
Scott Bricklin ... musician: drums
Emmanuel Ceysson ... musician: harp
Creaminal ... music supervisor
Georgi Hristovski ... score recording engineer
Thomas Jamois ... music supervisor
Yoann Le Dantec ... musician: piano
Paul McCartney ... musician: bass
F.A.M.E.'S. Project ... orchestra and studio contractor
Gilles Rancitelli ... musician: vibraphone
Alain-David Valckenaere ... musician

Transportation Department

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Nicolas De Zuttere ... picture car coordinator
Charles Heidet ... picture car coordinator
Olivier Suffert ... driver

Other crew

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Yamina Belarbi ... production coordinator
Luc Bossi ... presenter
Nancy Brasseur ... production accountant
Dominique Carlier ... Accessories
Alexia De Coster ... coordinator in charge of production: Belgium
Caroline Dieusaert ... production coordinator
Valérie Genty ... production administrator and cost controler
Andrew Gosnold ... epk producer
Melanie Grywnow ... 2nd assistant to production administrator
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Pierre Hue ... transportation coordinator
Blanca Li ... choreographer
Fred Roz ... end credits
Henry Villain ... car preparer (as Henri Villain)

Thanks

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Jaime Mateus-Tique ... thanks
Paul McCartney ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend's party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe and, before they know it, they're dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers. Written by Production

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Also Known As
  • Mood Indigo (World-wide, English title)
  • The Foam of the Days (United States)
  • Der Schaum der Tage (Germany)
  • La espuma de los días (Spain)
  • Mood Indigo - La schiuma dei giorni (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 131 min
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Budget EUR19,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The name of the writer with whom Chick is obsessed, "Jean-Sol Partre," is a spoonerism for the name of one of France's most famous philosophers and authors, Jean-Paul Sartre. See more »
Goofs When Nicolas brings breakfast to Chloé and Colin the first time, the long shot from the back of the bedroom shows him entering the bedroom but there are no people up on the bed. The close shot from the end of the bed shows Chloé and Colin receiving the tray. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Spray of the Days (1968). See more »
Soundtracks Take the 'A' Train See more »
Quotes [Last lines]
Chloé: If we screw this moment, we try the next. And if we fail the next... we have our whole lives to get it right.
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