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The Assistant (2015)

La volante (original title)
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As he is driving his wife to the maternity ward, Thomas runs over and kills a young man on the road. Marie-France, the mother, will not get over the mourning of her lost son. Nine years ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Marie-France Ducret
Malik Zidi ... Thomas Lemans
Jean-Stan Du Pac Jean-Stan Du Pac ... Léo Lemans (as Jean-Stan Dupac)
Johan Leysen ... Eric Lemans
Sabrina Seyvecou ... Audrey Lemans
Pierre-Alain Chapuis Pierre-Alain Chapuis ... Jean-Marc
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Pierre
Aïssatou Diop Aïssatou Diop ... Iman
Claudine Pelletier Claudine Pelletier ... Liliane
Marie-Luc Adam Marie-Luc Adam ... Mme Joubert
Adrien Friob Adrien Friob ... Sébastien
Frederic Mosbeux Frederic Mosbeux ... L'interne
Valérie Bodson Valérie Bodson ... Le maire
Sophie Bonnet Sophie Bonnet ... La maîtresse de Léo
Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver ... Jeune femme restaurant (as Aude-Laurence Clermont)
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As he is driving his wife to the maternity ward, Thomas runs over and kills a young man on the road. Marie-France, the mother, will not get over the mourning of her lost son. Nine years have passed. Marie-France has become Thomas' secretary and dangerously starts to interfere into his life, with one idea in mind: to get closer to his son... Written by Tarantula

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France | Belgium | Luxembourg

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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$370,692
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2.35 : 1
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A bit campy
19 November 2018 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

I always cringe when I hear word Hitchcockian. Timeless masterpieces by the grand master who practically invented the genre of thriller and suspense, just do not transfer well in this era. So, I wasn't wrong again, even if this neat, a bit campy flick managed to entertain and even produce few chills. All of this happens mostly due to Nathalie Baye, the grand dame of French cinema. Even in this more than slightly over the top movie, she brings certain aura of dignity. She plays her character tightly without unnecessary histrionics, but with some welcome detachment, to let us know not to take anything to seriously. Even in all of this blood and gore she maintains certain amusement.


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