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Bertrand Blier's films have explored the sometimes misogynistic sexuality of younger men, but here he offers an absorbing, funny, and moving take on a middle-aged man's adulterous affair. Gerard Depardieu stars as Bernard, an affluent car dealer who finds himself in the grip of a violent passion for his new secretary, a rather plain-looking, middle-aged woman played by Josiane Balasko. Seemingly a happily married man with a beautiful wife (Carole Bouquet) and children, he can't understand what is happening as his life is turned upside down. While it may seem that Blier simply enjoys tweaking convention, he's clearly after far more than laughs given the tenderness he finds in the scenes between the adulterous lovers. Bernard's age has suddenly made him more vulnerable, a state of emotion that he realizes Colette grasps intuitively. Depardieu and French comedienne Balasko make a completely believable couple, and the photography of the great [[Performer~P109108~Philippe Rousselot~philipperousselot]] is stunning. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

  • Release date:March 2, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Bertrand Blier Best Original Screenplay 1989 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Bertrand Blier Best Director 1989 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Bertrand Blier Best Picture 1989 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Carole Bouquet Best Actress 1989 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Claudine Merlin Best Editing 1989 Winner

Cast

Gérard Depardieu
as Bernard Barthelemy
Josiane Balasko
as Colette Chevassu
Carole Bouquet
as Florence Barthelemy/Neighbor
Roland Blanche
as Marcello
François Cluzet
as Pascal Chevassu
Myriam Boyer
as Genevieve
Didier Benureau
as Leonce
Sylvie Orcier
as Marie-Catherine
Denise Chalem
as Lorene
Sylvie Simon
as Receptionist
Flavien Lebarbe
as Son
Philippe Faure
as Colette's Husband
Jean-Paul Farré
as Pianist
Jean-Louis Cordina
as Gaby
Juana Marques
as Daughter

Crew

Bertrand Blier
Director
Bertrand Blier
Screenwriter
Philippe Rousselot
Cinematographer
Francis Lai
Songwriter
Franz Schubert
Featured Music
Claudine Merlin
Editor
Michel Lagrange
Production Designer
Martine Faure
Production Designer
Théo Meurisse
Production Designer
Yves Saint Laurent
Costume Designer
Louis Gimel
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Bertault
Sound/Sound Designer
Margot Capelier
Casting
Luc Goldenberg
Assistant Director
Joel Lavau
Makeup
Bertrand Blier
Production Director
Bernard Marescot
Production Director
Gilles Loutfi
Production Director
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