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FULL SYNOPSIS

Nicole Garcia directed this French suspense thriller set in the posh Paris square of Place Vendôme, where the jewelers district includes the firm run by Vincent Malivert (Bernard Fresson) with his brother, Eric (François Berléand). Although Vincent has a top reputation in the field, his British colleagues suspect he fences stolen diamonds. Vincent's alcoholic wife Marianne (Catherine Deneuve), who goes to a classy clinic to dry out, doesn't like the thought of signing papers to transfer the firm's name to other hands, a move that will save the firm from bankruptcy. Thanks to Vincent, she knows of some hidden diamonds, but others would also like to locate the hidden pouch, including the mysterious employers of Kleiser (Philippe Clevenot). The odyssey sends Marianne into boardrooms, past the workbenches of gem-cutters, and on through the hotels, cafes, and diamond markets of Paris and Antwerp. Shown in competition at the 1998 Venice Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Jacques Fieschi Best Screenplay 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Jean-Pierre Duret Best Sound 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Laurent Dailland Best Cinematography 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Luc Barnier Best Editing 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Thierry Flamand Best Production Design 1998 Nominee
Venice International Film Festival Catherine Deneuve Volpi Cup for Best Actress 1998 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Catherine Deneuve Best Actress 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Jacques Dutronc Best Supporting Actor 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Bernard Fresson Best Supporting Actor 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Nicole Garcia Best Director 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Nicole Garcia Best Screenplay 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Françoise Bonnot Best Editing 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Nathalie du Roscoat Best Costumes 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Dominique Hennequin Best Sound 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Elisabeth Tavernier Best Costumes 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Emmanuelle Seigner Best Supporting Actress 1998 Nominee

Crew

Nicole Garcia
Director
Alain Sarde
Producer
Nicole Garcia
Screenwriter
Jacques Fieschi
Screenwriter
Laurent Dailland
Cinematographer
Luc Barnier
Editor
Françoise Bonnot
Editor
Thierry Flamand
Art Director
Christine Gozlan
Executive Producer
Elisabeth Tavernier
Costume Designer
Nathalie du Roscoat
Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Duret
Sound/Sound Designer
Dominique Hennequin
Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Law
First Assistant Director
Frederique Moidon
Casting
Lucy Boulting
Casting
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