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Christine Blanc (Sasha Andres) is a single woman working as a temp. She lies to co-workers, and her parents, telling them she lives with her boyfriend. She's socially awkward, and spends hours wandering the misty outskirts of town or sitting at the mall alone, observing people. She tries to talk to people, but she tries too hard, and they are put off. Uncertain of what to say to people, she uses snatches from conversations she's overheard. She's drawn to her boss at the employment agency, Patricia (Catherine Mouchet), and when Patricia has a fight with her boyfriend, Christine seizes the opportunity and invites her to dinner. Despite a few awkward moments, mostly caused by Christine's desperation to please, the dinner goes reasonably well. A surprising turn of events soon changes the course of Christine's life. Before long, she's gotten her driver's license, co-workers are inviting her out for drinks, she starts dating Eric (Eric Caravaca), and she is offered a permanent position at her job. But life isn't perfect. There are a couple of co-workers who pester her, and the police are soon questioning her about the death of an acquaintance. Degas (Carlo Brandt), an inspector, seems particularly interested in the case. Or is he interested in her? Elle Est des Nôtres marks the feature debut of director Siegrid Alnoy, who co-wrote the script with Jérôme Beaujour (Jérôme Beaujour) and François Favrat (François Favrat). The film won a FIPRESCI Prize at the 2003 Stockholm Film Festival and a Special Mention at the 2003 Thessaloniki Film Festival. It was also shown at the Walter Reade Theater in New York as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in 2004. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

  • Release date:May 16, 2003


Sasha Andres
as Christine
Carlo Brandt
as Degas
Catherine Mouchet
as Patricia
Eric Caravaca
as Eric
Pierre-Felix Graviere
as Sebastien
Jacques Spiesser
as Danjard
Mireille Roussel
as Pascale
Daniel Ceccaldi
as Christine's Father


Siegrid Alnoy
Beatrice Caufman
François Favrat
Siegrid Alnoy
Jérôme Beaujour
Gabriel Scotti
Composer (Music Score)
Benoît Quinon
Michel Vandestien
Production Designer
Mic Cheminal
Costume Designer
Xavier Griette
Sound/Sound Designer
Stephane Gaillard
Marie-Pierre Paracel
Line Producer