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The last frantic days before the Germans seized France in 1940 provide an unlikely backdrop for this dark comedy. Viviane ([[Performer~P374~Isabelle Adjani~isabelleadjani]]) is a glamorous and well-known film actress who attracts the attentions of many men -- often many she has no interest in knowing. One night, at a reception following the premiere of her latest picture, Viviane finds herself pursued by Beaufort ([[Performer~P87517~Gérard Depardieu~gérarddepardieu]]), a government official whose girth exceeds his charm. To throw him off her trail, Viviane allows a cranky older man, André Arpel ([[Performer~P302605~Nicolas Vaude~nicolasvaude]]), to escort her home. During the evening, Viviane and André quarrel, and after slapping him, she discovers that he has simply dropped dead. An understandably terrified Viviane calls a former boyfriend, Frédéric Roger ([[Performer~P215255~Grégori Derangère~grégoriderangère]]), and asks him to help her get rid of the body. In hopes of reviving their romance, he agrees, but after an auto accident, Frédéric is caught with the body, and is taken to jail to await his trial. When word gets out that German troops are due to arrive in Paris at any minute, Frédéric and his fellow prisoners are instructed they're to be moved out of town; Frédéric is handcuffed to petty thief Raoul ([[Performer~P2735~Yvan Attal~yvanattal]]), and en route the two are able to make their escape. When Frédéric learns that Viviane has fled to Bordeaux, along with much of the French upper crust, he makes his way there, where he finds he has a new rival for her affections -- Beaufort, who no longer seems such a poor prospect. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 19, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Jacques Rouxel Best Production Design 2003 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Thierry Arbogast Best Cinematography 2003 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Grégori Derangère Best Male Newcomer 2003 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Catherine Leterrier Best Production Design 2003 Winner

Crew

Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Director
Laurent Petin
Producer
Michele Petin
Producer
Patrick Modiano
Screenwriter
Jerome Tonnerre
Screenwriter
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Screenwriter
Gilles Marchand
Screenwriter
Julien Rappeneau
Screenwriter
Thierry Arbogast
Cinematographer
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Maryline Monthieux
Editor
Jacques Rouxel
Production Designer
Catherine Leterrier
Costume Designer
Dominique Hennequin
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Gamet
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Goudier
Sound/Sound Designer
Alain Carsoux
Special Effects
Stephane Gluck
First Assistant Director
Frederique Moidon
Casting
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