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A television weatherwoman is pursued simultaneously by a spoiled pharmaceutical heir and a successful -- but much older -- writer in director Claude Chabrol's blackly comic tale of romance and class differences. Gabrielle Deneige (Ludivine Sagnier) has a high-profile job detailing the forecast on French TV. Yet despite Gabrielle's staunch work ethic, she values her privacy over her professional career and lives in a modest house with her aging mother (Marie Bunel). One day, renowned author Charles Saint-Denis (François Berléand) is interviewed at the television station where Gabrielle works, and the two feel an instant, powerful connection. Later, at a book signing, the pair continues to flirt despite the presence of entitled rich kid Paul Gaudens (Benoît Magimel) -- who openly despises the writer and longs to claim Gabrielle as his own. Despite the fact that Charles is still happily married to his wife of 25 years (Valeria Cavalli), with whom he has set up home in a posh ultra-modern estate in the countryside, he and Gabrielle share an intimate afternoon at the author's nearby pied-à-terre. Later, as the potentially psychotic Paul steps up his pursuit of Gabrielle, the girl begins to question whether either of her suitors is pure in his intentions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 15, 2008


Ludivine Sagnier
as Gabrielle Deneige
Benoît Magimel
as Paul Gaudens
François Berléand
as Charles Saint-Denis
Mathilda May
as Capucine Jamet
Caroline Sihol
as Geneviève Gaudens
Marie Bunel
as Marie Deneige
Valeria Cavalli
as Dona Saint-Denis
Etienne Chicot
as Denis Deniege
Thomas Chabrol
as Maître Lorbach
Jean-Marie Winling
as Gérardk Briançon
Didier Benureau
as Philippe Le Riou
Edouard Baer
Jeremie Chaplain


Claude Chabrol
Patrick Godeau
Claude Chabrol
Claude Chabrol
Dialogue Writer
Cecile Maistre
Dialogue Writer
Cecile Maistre
Eduardo Serra
Matthieu Chabrol
Composer (Music Score)
Monique Fardoulis
Francoise Benoit-Fresco
Production Designer
Francoise Galfre
Executive Producer
Mic Cheminal
Costume Designer
Eric Devulder
Sound/Sound Designer
Thierry Lebon
Sound/Sound Designer
Cecile Maistre
First Assistant Director
Cecile Maistre
Michel Jullien
Production Director

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