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Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband... See more »


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Marguerite Dumont
André Marcon ...
Georges Dumont
Atos Pezzini
Denis Mpunga ...
Sylvain Dieuaide ...
Lucien Beaumont
Aubert Fenoy ...
Kyrill Von Priest
Sophia Leboutte ...
Félicité la barbue
Françoise Bellaire
Le médecin
Christian Pereira ...
Militaire récital
Martine Pascal ...
La colonel
Grégoire Strecker ...
Michel Aurenbach
Monsieur Taupe
M. Callot
Pierre Peyrichout ...
Invité 1 / Spectateur cabaret
Joël Bros ...
Invité 2
Lucie Strourackova ...
Petite fille
Soprano Nedda
Régisseur opéra comique
Damian Odess-Gillett ...
Gardien château
Jaroslav Smíd ...
Domestique Christian
Iva Paulusova ...
Domestique Catherine
Jean-Marie Frin ...
Militaire chasse
Stéphane Poignant ...
Homme sandwich
Artemio Benki ...
Homme avec cylindre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aneta Novotná ...

Directed by

Xavier Giannoli

Written by

Xavier Giannoli ... (written by)
Marcia Romano ... (collaborating writer)

Produced by

Artemio Benki ... executive producer: Rep. Tchéque
Christine De Jekel ... executive producer
Olivier Delbosc ... producer
Genevieve Lemal ... co-producer
Marc Missonnier ... producer
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye ... financier

Music by

Ronan Maillard

Cinematography by

Glynn Speeckaert

Film Editing by

Cyril Nakache

Editorial Department

Alice David ... dailies assistant
Florian Du Pasquier ... digital intermediate supervisor
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen ... digital intermediate supervisor
Magalie Léonard ... colorist
Anaïs Meuzeret ... digital intermediate co-ordinator
Sarah Perrain ... assistant editor

Casting By

Michael Laguens
Arwa Salmanova ... (Czech Republic)

Production Design by

Martin Kurel

Art Direction by

Beatrice Brentnerova ... (art direction)
Pavel Tatar

Set Decoration by

Véronique Melery

Costume Design by

Pierre-Jean Larroque

Makeup Department

Andrea Koutkova ... hair stylist

Production Management

Susana Antunes ... post-production manager
Sian Bolland ... production manager
Philippe Hagège ... production manager
Marilyne Maia ... production manager: Scope Pictures
Annick Pippelart ... image postproduction and image vfx facilities
Nora Thomas ... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Judith Dozières ... second second assistant director (as Judith Dozieres)
Martina Götthansova ... second assistant director
Vojta Hlavicka ... third assistant director
Matej Les ... third assistant director
Mirek Lux ... first assistant director
Marketa Magerova ... third assistant director
Tomas Pavlacky ... first assistant director

Art Department

Pascal Degrune ... set decoration sketches
Lukás Helcl ... standby construction
Ondrej Lipensky ... graphic designer
Petra Oplatkova ... graphic designer
Karel Pomahac ... standby construction
Pavel Smid ... scenic artist
Karel Stýblo ... set dresser
Stanislav Suva ... scenic artist
Petra Vencelidesova ... graphic designer
Magdalena Zemanova ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

Romain Anklewicz ... assistant foley artist
Julien Chabbert ... adr recording assistant
Gabriel Hafner ... re-recording mixer
Marc Mnémosyne ... mixing technician
François Musy ... sound mixer
Renaud Musy ... boom operator
Alexis Oscari ... foley sound engineer
Pierre Picq ... boom operator
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist

Visual Effects by

Thibaut Couwenbergh ... digital compositor
Gaël Durant ... vfx production manager
Philippe Frère ... lead digital compositor
Morgan Hardy ... digital compositor
Marie Maulet ... digital compositor
Guillaume Pondard ... visual effects supervisor
Chiara Pontuali ... digital compositor
Luciano Vittori Jr. ... title designer

Camera and Electrical Department

Adrien Blachère ... digital image technitian
Michal Filus ... videoassist
Michel Galtier ... first assistant camera
Larry D. Horricks ... still photographer
Michal Krbecek ... second assistant camera
Patrick Lima ... dolly grip
Dusan Martincek ... still photographer
Tomas Potuznik ... rigging electrician
Zdenek Pozar ... best boy electric
Mark Rimmer ... camera operator

Casting Department

Lucciana de Vogüe ... casting assistant (as Lucciana DE Vogue)
Jessica Horáthová ... extras casting: Czech Republic

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Pierre-Adrien Gassot ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

Robert Mehrle ... location manager

Music Department

Rutger Arents ... scoring assistant
Philippe Avril ... music mixer
Sian Bolland ... production manager
Emiliano Caballero ... scoring assistant
Pierre Chalmeau ... performer: additional music
Guillaume Clément ... associate music supervisor
Cecile Coutelier ... music editor
Fanny Crouet ... soprano vocals
Frédéric d'Oria-Nicolas ... performer: additional music
Carla Deveux ... orchestra contractor
Delphine Dussaux ... piano
Marie Favier ... performer: additional music
Virginie Gattino ... vocals
Vivien Kiper ... music supervisor
John Landor ... performer: additional music
Ronan Maillard ... conductor / musical director / orchestrator
Nelson Malleus ... music copyist
René Morax ... composer: additional music
Prague Metropolitan Orchestra ... orchestra
Brussels Philharmonic ... orchestra
Le Quatuor Purcell ... performer: additional music
Marie Sabbah ... music supervisor
German Wind Soloists ... performer: additional music

Transportation Department

Josef Dytrych ... driver: cast
Dan Kuska ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

Otto Benes ... set production assistant
Pauline Jardel ... production secretary
Guillaume Lirondiere ... director of legal and business affairs
Eva Nietschová ... production accountant
Aurélie Nolf ... script supervisor
Katerina Soptenkova ... ap assistant
Stéphanie Valet ... production accountant
Mirka Valova ... production coordinator
Lisa Verhaverbeke ... head of script development

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Plot Summary

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience. Written by Andres Garza

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Taglines Cover your ears and open your heart See more »
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Also Known As
  • Madame Marguerite oder Die Kunst der schiefen Töne (Germany)
  • Madame Marguerite (Spain)
  • Marguerite - A tökéletlen hang (Hungary)
  • Μαργκερίτ (Greece)
  • Niesamowita Marguerite (Poland)
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  • 129 min
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Trivia The name of the title character is a gallicised form of Margaret Dumont, the dignified lady with the figure of an old-time opera singer who was the foil for the Marx Brothers' gags. See more »
Goofs Placed in Paris starting from September 1920, and with an almost faithful commitment to the period, except for the sequence when Marguerite, Baronne Dumont sings whilst motion picture images are first projected onto a white sheet and then onto her white clothing. Incorrectly there is the use of a 16mm silent movie film that appears to be projected from a 16mm film projector, however 16mm film was not invented by Eastman Kodak in the USA until 1923. In France in 1922 Pathé Frères invented their 9.5mm silent movie film as part of the Pathé Baby amateur film system, which would have been more likely to be in use in this era. For the era the incorrect number countdown leader is projected, and any fully trained projectionist would notice the error, and in 1920 we see the 1965 "SMPTE Universal Leader" that was designed and used for television projection applications. Featuring a continuous countdown from eight to two (measured in seconds, rather than feet), with the numbers in the center of a target with two white circles and a rotating "clock arm" animation. "SMPTE Universal Leader" did not gain widespread acceptance theatrically which still used from 1930 "The Academy Leader", and from 1951 "The Society Leader" (both are 16 frames/foot in 35mm film), counting down from eleven to three, and a quick beep is heard at three, with all the numbers appearing upside down. The words 'SIX' and 'NINE' usually appear below their respective numbers. The Academy leader is specified by SMPTE 301.[1]. The Universal Leader is specified by ANSI/SMPTE 55. The Society [aka All-Purpose] Leader (1951) is quite complex in design, and is recognizable by its circles with slender arrows pointing to the sides, top, and bottom of each frame (akin to cross-hairs). The numbering is from 11 to 3, but oriented the correct way up, however the SIX and NINE appear as words only. The numbers are again spaced at one foot intervals, i.e. at every sixteenth frame, with 'echoes' of each number in the immediately adjacent frames (so each number actually appears thrice). The Universal [a.k.a. Television] Leader (1965) is the most widely recognized with the familiar 'clocksweep' animated graphic, and the numbering used is from 8 to 2 and with duration of precisely 8secs@24fps. All numbers are the correct way up, and are spaced at 24-frame (1 second) intervals. Since the number 9 has been eliminated, the 6 appears only as a numeral. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Au bar de l'Opéra See more »
Quotes Félicité la barbue: [Referring to Marguerite] There are only two ways to deal with life: dream it or live it.
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