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Gemma Bovery (2014)

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Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director:

Anne Fontaine

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (screenplay), Anne Fontaine (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Martin Joubert
Gemma Arterton ... Gemma Bovery
Jason Flemyng ... Charlie Bovery
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... Valérie Joubert
Niels Schneider ... Hervé de Bressigny
Mel Raido ... Patrick
Elsa Zylberstein ... Wizzy
Pip Torrens ... Rankin
Kacey Mottet Klein ... Julien Joubert (as Kacey Mottet-Klein)
Edith Scob ... Madame de Bressigny
Philippe Uchan Philippe Uchan ... Docteur Rivière
Pascale Arbillot ... La nouvelle voisine
Marie-Bénédicte Roy Marie-Bénédicte Roy ... Mme Rivière
Christian Sinniger Christian Sinniger ... Producteur de calva 1
Pierre Alloggia Pierre Alloggia ... Producteur de calva 2
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Storyline

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can life really imitate art?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Hungary]

Country:

France | UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

10 September 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Džema Boveri See more »

Filming Locations:

Normandy, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,440,040 (France), 28 September 2014

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,095, 31 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$191,512, 30 August 2015
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gemma Arterton stated that Gemma Bovery is the character who is more close to how she is in real life that she ever played. See more »

Goofs

Martin believes that his next neighbor is Russian, but she's really from Rouen. When he meets Madame Mercier he's so surprised by her fluent French that he asks where she learned it. "At school like everyone else" she misleadingly replies, when in fact she would've learned her native tongue as a small child from her parents. See more »

Quotes

Martin Joubert: [on secretly observing Gemma seeing a local] This will only end badly
Martin Joubert: There is a moment when life imitates art
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Connections

References Call of Duty (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Cosmos
Music Composed and orchestrated by Bruno Coulais
(p) 2014 Albertine Productions - Ciné-@ - Gaumont. Under Exclusive License to Milan Entertainment, Inc.
© Milan Records
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One is bored the other revived!
18 June 2015 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

I had one of the best time at this movie I had for a long time; so pleased after all these years I can handle both languages (unfortunately not audibly) Just the same I enjoyed so much to delve again in the 100 years war between these 2 culturally contrasting countries. But sexy Gemma was certainly a gem! As Luchini who then "said goodbye to his sexual tranquility" embarked in a wonderful human mission. Some one here said "neither very funny, nor dramatically successful" Who cares...certainly not me! If beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, humour is also in the mind of the beholder. If I was a "rater" I my score would be higher than the average. There are many ways to embrace a movie, intellectually, emotionally, nitpicking ly. Once more...it was good for me!


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