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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 more »

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Martin Joubert
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Gemma Bovery
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Charlie Bovery
Isabelle Candelier ...
Valérie Joubert
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Hervé de Bressigny
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Patrick
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Wizzy
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Rankin
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Julien Joubert (as Kacey Mottet-Klein)
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Madame de Bressigny
Philippe Uchan ...
Docteur Rivière
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La nouvelle voisine
Marie-Bénédicte Roy ...
Mme Rivière
Christian Sinniger ...
Producteur de calva 1
Pierre Alloggia ...
Producteur de calva 2
Patrice Le Mehauté ...
Maître d'hôtel (as Patrice Le Méhauté)
Gaspard Beaucarne ...
Rémi
Marianne Viville ...
Pandora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Yves Freyburger ...
Dîneur restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Anne Fontaine

Written by

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Pascal Bonitzer ... (screenplay) (dialogue) (adaptation) &
Anne Fontaine ... (screenplay) (dialogue) (adaptation)
 
Posy Simmonds ... (novel)
 
Declan May ... (consultant writer)

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Francis Boespflug ... co-producer
Philippe Carcassonne ... producer
Julien Deris ... co-producer
Sidonie Dumas ... co-producer
Franck Elbase ... co-producer
David Gauquié ... co-producer (as David Gauquie)
Nicolas Lesage ... co-producer
Etienne Mallet ... co-producer
Matthieu Tarot ... producer

Music by

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Bruno Coulais

Cinematography by

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Christophe Beaucarne

Film Editing by

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Annette Dutertre

Editorial Department

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Xavier Desjours ... dailies color grader
Matthieu Monteux ... video mastering
Fabien Pascal ... colorist
Virginie Seguin ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Andy Pryor

Production Design by

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Arnaud de Moleron

Set Decoration by

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Cécile Deleu

Costume Design by

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Pascaline Chavanne

Makeup Department

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Delphine Jaffart ... key makeup artist
Alexandra Petry ... additional makeup artist
Frédéric Souquet ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Nils Allerheiligen ... assistant production manager
Frédéric Blum ... production manager
Camille Brugere ... assistant production manager
Guy Courtecuisse ... post-production manager
Vincent Lefeuvre ... unit production manager
Laurent Perrot ... assistant unit manager
Roxane Pronier ... assistant unit manager
Suzanne Schwarz ... assistant unit manager
Thomas Taelman ... assistant unit manager
Pierre-Axel Vuillaume-Prézeau ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Terry Maurel ... personal assistant
Valentin Morel ... third assistant director
Franklin Ohannessian ... second assistant director (as Franklin Ohanessian)
Mathieu Schiffman ... first assistant director
Toby Spanton ... third assistant director: UK

Art Department

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Julien Aubinet ... graphic designer
Lionel Callari ... property master
Pascal Foulonneau ... ripper
Noémie Juillet ... art director
Christophe Pommie ... upholsterer
Eurydice Tritsibidas ... assistant set decorator

Sound Department

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Simon Courtecuisse ... assistant foley recordist / assistant re-recording mixer
Dominique Eyraud ... boom operator
Jean-Christophe Julé ... adr recordist
Jean-Pierre Laforce ... re-recording mixer (as Laforce)
Alexis Marzin ... assistant re-recording mixer
Fred Mays ... post-synchronisation
Marie Mougel ... boom operator
Pierre Picq ... boom operator
Cyrille Richard ... assistant sound editor
Brigitte Taillandier ... sound
Francis Wargnier ... supervising sound editor
Anne Carbillet ... Sound facilities provider (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Alexander Gunn ... special effects
David Holt ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Etienne Allard ... digital compositor
Emilien Breuillier ... visual effects
Natacha Brohan ... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux ... visual effects supervisor
Florian Chauvet ... visual effects coordinator
Pierre Procoudine-Gorsky ... visual effects editor
Franklin Toussaint ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Victor Abadia ... electrician
Stéphane Afchain ... additional grip
Louise Blum ... camera trainee
Christophe Coic ... electrician
Bertrand Faucounau ... second assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Lacroix ... gaffer
Luc Pallet ... first assistant camera
Jérôme Prébois ... still photographer
Stéphane Thiry ... key grip
Paul Thomas ... video assistant
Laurent Wémama ... grip

Casting Department

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Julie Berthier ... extras casting
Franzo Curcio ... extras casting
Hattie Mark ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Leila Adjir ... costumer
Ursula Paredes Choto ... key costumer
Coralie Sanvoisin ... costumer

Location Management

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Josh Yudkin ... location manager

Music Department

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Quentin Boniface ... head of music
Bruno Coulais ... composer: theme music
Paul Lavergne ... executive producer of soundtrack
Alexis Marzin ... assistant score mixer

Transportation Department

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Billy Clarke ... driver
Andrew Thurlbourne ... driver

Other crew

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Lydia Bigard ... script supervisor
Thierry Desjours ... financial manager
Eve Gabereau ... distribution
Irene Maffei ... key floor runner: UK shoot
Sonia Mandelbaum ... additionnal production assistant
Emily Perry ... assistant to producer: Ruby Films
Myriam Rak ... legal clearance supervisor
Radhika Shukla ... finance: Ruby Films
Géraldine Sérafini ... production coordinator: UK shoot
Pierre-Axel Vuillaume-Prézeau ... production assistant
Faye Ward ... producer: Ruby Films
Michael Alexander Winter ... legal: Ruby Films (as Michael Winter)

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Plot Summary

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? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gemma Bovery - Ein Sommer mit Flaubert (Germany)
  • Primavera en Normandía (Spain)
  • Džema Boveri (Serbia)
  • La ilusión de estar contigo (Uruguay)
  • Gemma Bovery - A Vida Imita a Arte (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR9,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France $3,440,040, 28 Sep 2014

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections References Call of Duty (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Générique De Fin 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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