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Perfect Nanny (2019)

Chanson douce (original title)
PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 27 November 2019 (France)
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When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides--despite the reluctance of her husband--to resume her activity in a law firm, the couple starts looking for a nanny.


Lucie Borleteau


Lucie Borleteau (adaptation), Lucie Borleteau (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Louise
Leïla Bekhti ... Myriam
Antoine Reinartz ... Paul
Assya Da Silva Assya Da Silva ... Mila
Noëlle Renaude Noëlle Renaude ... Sylvie, la mère de Paul
Rehab Mehal Rehab Mehal ... Wafa
Calypso Peretjatko Calypso Peretjatko ... Adam (9 mois)
Benjamin Patissier Benjamin Patissier ... Adam (15 mois)
Max Patissier Max Patissier ... Adam (15 mois)
Laure Giappiconi Laure Giappiconi ... L'institutrice
Claire Dumas ... La boulangère
Coralie Russier ... Nounou casting
Myra Celestino Myra Celestino ... Nounou casting
Monica Lopez Monica Lopez ... Nounou casting
Françoise Marie Françoise Marie ... Nounou casting


Despite the reluctance of her husband Paul Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides to resume her activity in a law firm. The couple starts looking for a nanny. After a thorough interview process, they hire Louise, who quickly conquers the children's affections, and gradually occupies a central place in the family's home. But very quickly Louise's reactions became worrying. Everyone will gradually get caught in the trap of mutual dependence, until tragedy strikes. Written by StudioCanal

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Crime | Drama


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The novel's author Leïla Slimani originally chose Maïwenn to direct. When she pulled out, runner-up Lucie Borleteau was called back. See more »

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17 October 2020 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This French feature is definitely not a crime drama; THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADDLE, back in 1992, starring Rebecca De Mornay, another evil nanny tale, WAS a thriller, with criminal elements. Here, you have nothing of the sort, only a pure depressing drama, showing a Karine Viard at her very best. That's only a shame that her character is not more deeply explained, many holes on this matter, but maybe that was a decision of the producers ad writers, to enhance the mystery behind her role. Karine Viard is the very highlight of this movie. She is not Jessica Walter in PLAY MISTY FOR ME, though the topic of this first Clint Eastwood's film was not the same at all. It was also question of a f...twisted mind gal. The scene at her home with the octopus was certainly inspired by a sequence from Jean Pierre Melville's LE CERCLE ROUGE. Remember Yves Montand, drunk, alone in his home...

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