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The Bridesmaid

The Bridesmaid

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Canal Diffusion, Alicéleo

Release in France : 17/11/2004

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STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma

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Philippe Tardieu lives with his mother, Christine, and two sisters, Sophie and Patricia, in a house in the suburbs of Nantes. He’s a salesman with a building firm. Christine does hairdressing work at home to earn some spare change. Sophie, the eldest sister, is getting married to Jacky. As for Patricia, the youngest sister, she tries as best she can to escape she's not sure what.
Philippe meets Senta at his sister’s wedding. She’s Jacky’s cousin and one of the bridesmaids. From then on, this reasonable man succumbs to crazy passion. This would be fine if it weren't for the fact that Senta isn't exactly a woman like any other.
But Senta leads Philippe into a world where all his bearings slowly disappear. Is Senta lying when she says that she’s an actress, or when she insists that, to be fully alive, you must plant a tree, write a poem and make love with someone of the same sex?
And lastly, is she lying when she says with a smile that to prove your love, you must also kill someone?

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Executive Producers :

Patrick Godeau, Antonio Passalia

Author of original work :

Ruth Rendell

Screenwriters :

Claude Chabrol, Pierre Leccia

Director of Photography :

Eduardo Serra

Assistant Operator :

David Grinberg

Production Manager :

Michel Jullien

Editor :

Monique Fardoulis

Continuity supervisor :

Aurore Chabrol

Music Composer :

Matthieu Chabrol

Sound Mixer :

Vincent Cosson

Assistant director :

Cécile Maistre

Line producer :

Françoise Galfrè

Co-producer :

Alfred Hürmer

Sound recordists :

Pierre Lenoir, Thierry Lebon

Camera Operator :

Michel Thiriet

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Assistant Editor :

Stanislas Moreau

Production Designer :

Françoise Benoît-Fresco

Costume designer :

Mic Cheminal

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Feature film

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France, Germany, Italy

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Majority French (France, Germany, Italy)

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1 h 46 min

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Dolby DTS

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