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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 »

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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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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

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Taglines:

Can life really imitate art?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While Valerie and Martin lie in bed arguing about the banality of Madame Bovary, Valerie is reading a biography of Francois Mauriac. Mauriacs most famous novel Thérèse Desqueyroux also deals with a bored, unhappy woman in the back province, but this one attempts to poison her husband with arsenic. 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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References Call of Duty (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Square 1234
Performed by Alice Lewis
(p) 2014 Albertine Productions - Ciné-@ - Gaumont. Under Exclusive License to Milan Entertainment, Inc.
© Milan Records
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20 October 2015 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Negative: Forced to sit through five trailer adverts for other movies. Positives: Note the spelling difference in the name. Lots of British type humor bordering between a little shocking and funny. So what happens when a British couple end up living in the France of Flaubert and by coincidence they share many of the same attributes as well as a similarity in name to that famous novel? Add a next-door baker as a storyteller who is also infatuated with the mystique of women from those period novels. "Gemma Bovery" offers a contemporary interpretation that I found more interesting than other recent adaptations of the story especially with regards to manipulating men. "Wants everything from love and is always disappointed." When life doesn't match her fantasy one wonders if she would have changed or would she have eventually recidivated? Great endings as her men lead to her humorously ironic downfall and finally the introduction of a famously storied Russian woman.

Surprising song (an odd fit) shows up in the movie and in the credits - "Jimmy" with no identifiable credit. Anyway, from a mongrel American/European blues/folk/rock team, "Moriarty".


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