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Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme

A Feature film by Nicole Garcia

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 07/10/1998

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Alain Sarde

Foreign production companies :

Les Films de l'Étang , Alhena Films, SA

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

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Place Vendôme, Paris. Necklaces and bracelets sparkle in the windows of the luxurious jewelry stores around the square. An eminent jeweler, Vincent Malivert, dies suddenly, in circumstances that strongly suggest suicide. His wife, Marianne, had no idea he was in trouble. She’s been living in an alcoholic haze for too long. But when she finds seven diamonds in his safe, the beauty of the stones slowly reignites in her the passion of the diamond dealer she used to be. Other people are after the diamonds. She decides to hold onto them and follow their trail.


Arousing an emotion is even more difficult now than it was when I began. It’s not so easy to surprise people. I no longer have the carefree ability I had at the time of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “The Young Girls of Rochefort”. Experience can be a handicap. But audacity is also about not thinking, forgetting, and I feel I’ve always had that. I’m amazed that people are amazed when I agree to play an alcoholic in “Place Vendôme” or act in films by Leos Carax and Philippe Garrel. It’s not hard to understand, though. If an actor doesn’t take risks, she or he is washed up! Some of the rushes of “Place Vendôme” and parts of André Téchiné’s movies strike me as cruel, but they’re done in full knowledge. What does it matter? They’re not pointless. They express the arc of that character. The pleasure of being an actress resides in playing both a Marianne who sinks and a Marianne who is reborn. I am an actress! It seems to me that every two or three years, I’m rediscovered. Maybe that’s what keeps me going. (Catherine Deneuve in “Libération”, October 7th 1998)

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Alain Sarde

Director of Photography :

Laurent Dailland

Camera operator :

Catherine Pujol

Editors :

Françoise Bonnot, Luc Barnier

Music Composer :

Richard Robbins

Still photographers :

Moune Jamet, Marie-Laure de Decker

Screenwriters :

Jacques Fieschi, Emmanuel Bourdieu

Sound recordists :

Jean-Pierre Duret, Dominique Hennequin

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Laurent Renard

Production Designer :

Thierry Flamand

Costume designers :

Nathalie du Roscoat, Élisabeth Tavernier

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Feature film

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France, Belgium, Switzerland

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Majority French (France, Belgium, Switzerland)

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1 h 57 min

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Posters (5)


News (2)

Festival Selections (10)

Melbourne French Film Festival - 2000

Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


Films selected

Telluride International Film Festival - 1999

Telluride International Film Festival (United States, 1999)


Films selected

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1999

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1999)

Selection (13)

Best Film

Best Costume Design : Nathalie du Roscoat, Élisabeth Tavernier

Best Sound : Jean-Pierre Duret, Dominique Hennequin

Best Production Design : Thierry Flamand

Best Cinematography : Laurent Dailland

Best Animated Film : Laurent Dailland

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jacques Fieschi, Nicole Garcia

Best Editing : Luc Barnier, Françoise Bonnot

Best Supporting Actor : Jacques Dutronc

Best Supporting Actor : Bernard Fresson

Best Supporting Actress : Emmanuelle Seigner

Best Actress : Catherine Deneuve

Best Director : Nicole Garcia

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


Out of Competition

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1998

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1998)


French Feature Films

Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


Official Competition


Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Catherine Deneuve