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L'étudiante et Monsieur Henri (2015)

An elderly curmudgeon lets out a room in his large apartment rent-free to a young student - on condition that she does everything in her power to ruin his son's marriage.

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Ivan Calbérac

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brasseur ... Henri Voizot
Guillaume de Tonquédec ... Paul Voizot (as Guillaume de Tonquedec)
Noémie Schmidt ... Constance Piponnier
Frédérique Bel ... Valérie
Thomas Solivérès Thomas Solivérès ... Mathieu (as Thomas Solivéres)
Valérie Kéruzoré Valérie Kéruzoré ... La mère de Constance
Stéphan Wojtowicz Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Le père de Constance
Antoine Glemain Antoine Glemain ... Le frère de Constance
Grégori Baquet Grégori Baquet ... Arthur (as Gregori Baquet)
Anne Loiret Anne Loiret ... L'examinatrice auto-école
Nicolas Guillot Nicolas Guillot ... Le DJ
Paula Brunet-Sancho Paula Brunet-Sancho ... L'assistante de Paul
Agnès Pichois Agnès Pichois ... La cliente au marché
Céline Esperin Céline Esperin ... L'hôtesse boîte de nuit
Guillaume Watrinet Guillaume Watrinet ... L'agent immobilier
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An elderly curmudgeon lets out a room in his large apartment rent-free to a young student - on condition that she does everything in her power to ruin his son's marriage.

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El sr. Henri comparte piso See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$486, 19 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$486, 19 August 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Le Antil Bijou
By Yannick Kalfayan, Per Bluitgen Andreasen
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Grumpy old man meets nice (but stubborn) girl
28 July 2016 | by IndustriousAngelSee all my reviews

Another french feel-good comedy, once more with two outsiders helping each other getting on with life. Though a bit formulaic, this is a good one - entertaining, funny, well paced and with some feeling AND even an "edgy" or slightly unexpected ending (at least for a feel-good comedy, that is). First landlord and lodger, the grumpy old widower Henri, and the nice but shrewd and stubborn student, Constance, soon become a bit more invested than each of them planned to.

The high points are the three main actors (Henri - he gets most laughs; Constance; and Henri's 40ish son, Paul, who initiated the whole lodging scheme so his father is not all alone). Other characters (among them Paul's wife) get rather shortchanged. The movie is based on a stage play, so the dialogue is snappy and very funny; the downside is that the whole thing is not very cinematic - I guess it wouldn't lose much on a home screen. But I recommend seeing this with a weekend crowd in the theater, always a nice experience with those comedies!


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