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A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

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Béatrice Sobo dite Sobolevski
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Claire Breton
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Paul Baron
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Simon
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Rolande
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Cécile Amado - une patiente
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La chef de service hôpital moderne
Pauline Parigot ...
Lucie
Marie Gili-Pierre ...
Evelyne
Jeanne Rosa ...
Élodie
Élise Oppong ...
Sophie
Ingrid Heiderscheidt ...
L'hôtesse d'accueil de la maternité
Jacques Mechelany ...
Francis
Ana Rodriguez ...
Patiente du bébé au cordon enroulé
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Madame Naja - une patiente
Jisca Kalvanda ...
Madame Werba -une patiente
Fayçal Safi ...
Le mari de Madame Werba
Marc Prin ...
Le médecin de Béatrice
Nicolas Grandhomme ...
L'agent immobilier
Melchior Carrelet ...
Francis - le visiteur de l'appartement
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La visiteuse de l'appartement
Cécile Dominjon ...
La vendeuse de la bijouterie
Adou Khan ...
Le patron de la bijouterie
Sébastien Chassagne ...
Le conseiller bancaire
Quentin Leopold ...
Le serveur du restaurant
Anthony Dechaux ...
Thomas
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Angeline (uncredited)

Directed by

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Martin Provost

Written by

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Martin Provost ... (dialogue)
 
Martin Provost ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Emilien Bignon ... associate producer
Jacques-Henri Bronckart ... co-producer
Olivier Bronckart ... co-producer
Christine De Jekel ... executive producer
Olivier Delbosc ... producer

Music by

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Grégoire Hetzel

Cinematography by

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Yves Cape ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Albertine Lastera ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Richard Deusy ... colorist
Mustapha Laatita ... post-production assistant
Esther Lowe ... first assistant editor
Lucas B. Masson ... trailer
Evy Roselet ... colorist: dailies

Casting By

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Brigitte Moidon

Production Design by

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Thierry François

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Catherine Jarrier-Prieur

Costume Design by

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Bethsabée Dreyfus

Makeup Department

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Olivier Afonso ... special makeup effects artist
Sandra Campisi ... makeup artist
Nicolas Herlin ... special makeup effects artist
Jean-Jacques Puchu ... key makeup artist
Alice Robert ... additional key makeup artist

Production Management

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Susana Antunes ... post-production supervisor
Cédric Audinot ... assistant unit manager
Denys Bondon ... unit manager
Christophe Desenclos ... production manager
William Herrero ... additional assistant unit manager
Juliette Hubert ... assistant unit manager
Sylvain Janny ... assistant unit manager
Sophie Lixon ... production secretary
Alexandre Muhr ... assistant unit manager
Kim Nguyen ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Céline Bailbled ... second assistant director
Mathieu Laemlé ... location scout
Thibault Lejeune ... third assistant director
Juliette Maillard ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Léa Alric ... assistant set decorator
Julie Plumelle ... assistant art director
Julie Wassef ... assistant production designer

Sound Department

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Emmanuel Croset ... re-recording mixer
Valérie Le Docte ... dialogue editor
Jonas Orantin ... auditorium assistant
Alexis Oscari ... foley sound engineer
Ingrid Ralet ... sound editor
Rafael Ridao ... sound reinforcement: dailies
Brigitte Taillandier ... sound engineer
Matthieu Tertois ... a.d.r. mixer
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist
Fanny Weinzaepflen ... boom operator: post-synchronisation
Adrià Mateu ... spanish dubbing recordist (uncredited)

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Géry Bouchez ... visual effects producer
Léo Natta ... digital compositor
Guillaume Pondard ... visual effects supervisor
Stéphane Stradella ... digital compositor
Romain Vallee ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Stéphane Boulay ... stunt performer
Jean-Jacques Domingues ... stunt performer
Laurent Mulot ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Loïc Andrieu ... steadicam operator
Mathieu Cassan ... second assistant camera
Michael Crotto ... still photographer
Arnaud Gaudelle ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Julien Lefebvre ... electrician
Juliette Osdoit ... video trainee
Gaël Parat ... electrician
Marc Saclier ... grip
Emmanuel Van Wambeke ... key grip
Jean-Noël Viry ... gaffer
Sylvain Zambelli ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Winifrey Bandera-Guzman ... extras casting
Lola Berteloot ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Camille De Gend ... costume assistant (as Camille de Gend)
Muriel Legrand ... costumer

Location Management

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Catherine Goffin ... location scout
Aude Lemercier ... Location scout
Jeanne Tassy ... location scout

Music Department

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Eric Debegue ... composer agent
Vivien Kiper ... composer agent
Elise Luguern ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Stéphane Boulay ... travelling car
Céline Breuil-Japy ... script supervisor
Marie-Christine Damiens ... press attache
Virginie Decarra ... production accountant
Isabelle Fauvel ... script consultant
Théo Koutsaftis ... production assistant: intern
Pascale Tillou ... key production accountant

Thanks

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Yvonne André ... in memory of

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Special Effects

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  • NOD (visual effects)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But despite that her life is not a bed of roses. Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". Her personal life is no triumph either: she is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie. It is the moment that Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, chooses to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (Claire's exact opposite in fact) is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with. But Béatrice soon informs her that she suffers from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • La sage-femme (France)
  • The Midwife (World-wide, English title)
  • Ein Kuss von Beatrice (Germany)
  • Dos mujeres (Spain)
  • Én és a mostohám (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Budget EUR7,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $402,918, 20 Aug 2017

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Trivia Catherine Frot actually delivered five babies during filming. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode dated 8 July 2017 (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Ma liberté See more »

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