An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.

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Rémi Bezançon

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Rémi Bezançon (dialogue), Rémi Bezançon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Jean-Michel Rouche
Camille Cottin ... Joséphine Pick
Alice Isaaz ... Daphné Despero
Bastien Bouillon Bastien Bouillon ... Fred Koskas
Josiane Stoléru Josiane Stoléru ... Madeleine Pick
Astrid Whettnall ... Inès de Crécy
Marc Fraize Marc Fraize ... Jean-Pierre Gourvec
Hanna Schygulla ... Ludmila Blavitsky
Marie-Christine Orry Marie-Christine Orry ... Magali Roze, la bibliothécaire
Vincent Winterhalter Vincent Winterhalter ... Gérard Despero
Florence Muller Florence Muller ... Brigitte Rouche
Philypa Phoenix ... Wendy Bellamy
Lyès Salem ... Producteur émission Infinitif
Tristan Carné Tristan Carné ... Réalisateur émission Infinitif
Annie Mercier Annie Mercier ... Bénédicte Le Floch
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An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Magali Roze, la bibliothécaire: The pain of others is easy to bear.
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Features The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Picking the mystery's lock
1 November 2020 | by heraclitus-59136See all my reviews

The film is an essay into existentialism on people deciding what reality is. The eponymous character is someone who simply lived life. Fabrice Lucchini is brilliant as the thorny antagonist who cannot believe what other people want to believe. In the quest to speak the truth the edifice of his life crumbles away and he apparently wants to do the same with others. This surface of the film works hand in glove with the nature of mysteries. Why can some people see a mystery and others cannot? Why do other people give a blank no or just not care? The solution of the mystery can be anti-climactic due to the what now factor. The film's gentle nudge at the end that existence goes on reflects upon us all as Henri Pick.


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France | Belgium

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French | Russian

Release Date:

6 March 2019 (France) See more »

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The Mystery of Henri Pick See more »

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$9,712,385
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2.35 : 1
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