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A Business Affair Details


This romantic comedy concerns Kate Swallow (Carole Bouquet), who works in a French department store to help support her husband Alec (Jonathan Pryce), an egocentric novelist who insists on peace and quiet when he writes. Kate has literary aspirations herself, but Alec complains that the clacking of the keys on her laptop is too much of a distraction for him (he prefers to write longhand). Alec's editor Vanni Corso (Christopher Walken) has high hopes for his next book, which needs to sell well if his company is to pull itself out of the red. While Vanni is interested in Alec's novel, he also becomes interested in Alec's wife, and Kate becomes quite taken with Vanni as well. In time she leaves Alex to pursue a relationship with Vanni and work on her own book. Kate's novel turns out to do quite well indeed, but there's trouble in paradise when Vanni tells her he's not so sure her second novel is going to go anywhere. Business Affair was loosely based on the real-life literary and romantic travails of author Barbara Skelton. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Carole Bouquet
as Kate Swallow
Christopher Walken
as Vanni Corso
Jonathan Pryce
as Alec Bolton
Sheila Hancock
as Judith
Anna Manahan
as Bianca
Fernando Guillen Cuervo
as Angel
Tom Wilkinson
as Bob
Geraldine Somerville
as Saleswoman
William Stadiem
as William King
Susan Kyd
as Fawn
Jerome Willis
as Moderator
Peter van Dissel
as Boat Guest
Annabel Leventon
as Literary Guest
Togo Igawa
as Japanese Golfer
Roger Brierley
as Barrister
Simon McBurney
as Salesman
Robert Swann
as Maitre d'
Patti Love
as Prostitute
Alan Corduner
as Dinner Guest


Charlotte Brandstrom
Martha Wansbrough
Davina Belling
Clive Parsons
Xavier Larere
Olivia Stewart
William Stadiem
Barbara Skelton
Book Author
Willy Kurant
Didier Vasseur
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Wheeler
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sophie Becher
Production Designer
Diana Costes Brook
Associate Producer
Tom Rand
Costume Designer
Jacques Clemente
Morag Ross

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