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Journal d'une femme de chambre (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 April 2015 (France)
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A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director:

Benoît Jacquot

Writers:

Hélène Zimmer (scenario), Benoît Jacquot (scenario) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Léa Seydoux ... Célestine
Vincent Lindon ... Joseph
Clotilde Mollet Clotilde Mollet ... Madame Lanlaire
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Monsieur Lanlaire
Mélodie Valemberg Mélodie Valemberg ... Marianne
Patrick d'Assumçao Patrick d'Assumçao ... Le capitaine
Vincent Lacoste ... Georges
Joséphine Derenne Joséphine Derenne ... La grand-mère de Georges
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La placeuse
Rosette ... Rose
Adriana Asti ... Elvira Parsi, la maquerelle
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... La maîtresse (train)
Jean-Louis Croquet Jean-Louis Croquet ... Le maître (train)
Alain Eloy Alain Eloy ... Le douanier
Yvette Petit Yvette Petit ... Madame Gouin, la mercière
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Storyline

In the early 1900s, in the French provinces. Célestine a beautiful and libertarian young woman, who has been hired as a chambermaid by the Lanlaires, arrives from Paris at the train station. Joseph, her masters' gruff gardener takes her to the house where she is to work. She is "welcomed" by Mr. Lanlaire who immediately starts fondling her. She then meets Mrs. Lanlaire, a very unpleasant woman with a class superiority. All this bodes ill for the future... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 April 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Chambermaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Berck, Pas-de-Calais, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,067, 12 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,675, 26 June 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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French visa # 136.639. See more »

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Referenced in Cherif: La dernière séance (2017) See more »

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SHE MAY DO YOUR WINDOWS...!
5 July 2018 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

Lea Seydoux stars as the titular servant who has to put up w/obnoxious & lascivious overseers as she tries to maintain her sanity in the most menial of careers. Consisting of furtive looks & moody zooms, Diary hearkens back to the films of the 70's that Bunuel or Truffaut may've made but the modernity of Seydoux's casting keeps things interesting when the plot & scenery start to falter towards the mundane. The plot does becomes problematic when the story ends abruptly leaving the viewer to guess what happens next but other than this narrative hiccup, a tale well told.


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