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Number One (2017)

Numéro une (original title)
A high executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.


Tonie Marshall


Raphaëlle Bacqué (collaboration), Tonie Marshall | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Devos ... Emmanuelle Blachey
Suzanne Clément ... Véra Jacob
Richard Berry ... Jean Beaumel
Sami Frey ... Henri Blachey
Benjamin Biolay ... Marc Ronsin
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Adrienne Postel-Devaux
Anne Azoulay Anne Azoulay ... Claire Dormoy
Bernard Verley ... Jean Archambault
John Lynch ... Gary Adams
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Secrétaire général Elysée
Jérôme Deschamps Jérôme Deschamps ... Le PDG de Theorès
Avy Marciano Avy Marciano ... Yves Lafferière
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Le n°2 de Theorès
Guillaume Pottier Guillaume Pottier ... Denis
Lucie Borleteau Lucie Borleteau ... Laure Marty


Through hard work, Emmanuelle Blachey, a brilliant and voluntary engineer, has earned top position at the executive committee of Trident, the French leading energy company. Married for 20 years to a caring man, mother of 2 children, Emmanuelle's success seems almost perfect. One day, a powerful and influential women network offers to help her become president of a CAC 40 company. But to be at the top, you must risk it all. In a men's world, obstacles pile up in Emmanuelle's professional and personal life. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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A woman's world
11 October 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This is the story of a woman in her forties who is a big executive in a huge company and whom is offered the possibility to become the big big executive. And this character, played by Emmanuelle Devos is not ruthless at all, although being pretty ambitious. But not at any cost, as we could have expected. At least me. I would have preferred this scheme. Unfortunately, it is rather predictable, boring, but not corny either. A film made by a woman and for women. Why not?

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Release Date:

11 October 2017 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK


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EUR6,302,900 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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