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Mr & Mme Adelman (2017)

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For more than 45 years, Sarah and Victor have been together. How did they do it? Who's really Sarah, this enigmatic woman who's always been on the shadow of her husband? Love, ambition and secrets feed this unusual couple's odyssey.


Nicolas Bedos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doria Tillier ... Sarah Adelman
Nicolas Bedos ... Victor de Richemont dit Adelman
Denis Podalydès ... Le psy (as Denis Podalydès de la Comédie-Française)
Antoine Gouy ... Le journaliste Antoine Grillot
Christiane Millet Christiane Millet ... Sylvie de Richemont
Pierre Arditi ... Claude de Richemont
Zabou Breitman ... La directrice de l'école d'Arthur
Julien Boisselier ... Antoine de Richemont
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Marc Danchelier
Jack Lang ... Self
Nicolas Briançon ... Le pédiatre
Betty Reicher Betty Reicher ... Madame Adelman - la mère de Sarah
Ronald Guttman ... Monsieur Adelman - le père de Sarah
Solange Najman Solange Najman ... La grand-mère de Sarah
Solveig Maupu Solveig Maupu ... Sophie -la soeur de Victor


How did Sarah and Victor manage to put up with each other for more than 45 years? And who was actually this mysterious woman, living in the shadow of her famous husband? Love and ambition, treason and secrets blend together as we follow the odyssey of this extraordinary couple, within the greater story of the past century. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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French visa # 143851. See more »


In the middle of the film, "When the Rain Begins to Fall" of Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora is playing in the dancing club. According to the story line, it is before 1981. The song was released in 1984. See more »


Jamais content
Lyrics by Alain Souchon
Music by Laurent Voulzy
(from album "Jamais content" released in December 1977)
Performed by Alain Souchon
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Tillier's performance transcends the time-worn neglected wife's woe to a mesmeric it-takes-two-to-tango complex
25 February 2020 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

"Shot with a nimble-fingered, compulsively twirling and rotating camera, MR & MRS ADELMAN freewheels in an almost mercurial form through the tonal discrepancies derived from a mishmash of components: a heady rom-com about a girl sets eyes on her Mr. Right and never let him go, a cynical satire on a writer's block (Victor's unpremeditated fixation with being Jewish, he even alters his bourgeois, Gentile surname de Richemont to Adelman), fame and egregious ego, an astringent matrimonial drama plumbing a husband's sexual frustration and a wife's desperation to hold onto the breadwinner of the family, or a reportage on gender politics within a nuclear family, but between Victor and Sarah, the one who gets the oneupmanship is evident along the way, as the story is as much an affirmation of a wife's high-wire maneuver of molding her husband into the man she wants (if not necessarily she worships) him to be, even without that final volte-face, as a no-holds-barred dissection of a tumultuous relationship that often blights a middle-class union where self-efficacy is foregrounded."

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Release Date:

8 March 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr & Mme Adelman See more »

Filming Locations:

Région parisienne, France See more »


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EUR5,983,685 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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