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A Housekeeper

A Housekeeper

A Feature film by Claude Berri

Produced by Hirsch, Renn Productions

Release in France : 13/11/2002


    Jacques, a sound engineer, has been living in Paris’ chic Buci neighborhood for years. A few months back, his wife left him and his newfound bachelor life now seems to have slipped into monotony and torpor, his time divided between work, the local bar and his messy apartment.
    That is up until the day he comes across a personal ad, “Housekeeping work wanted,” and Laura, a young woman from the high-rise suburban fringes of the city, enters his life. As the days go by, Jacques discovers the simple charms of this exuberant young woman, and his feelings are reawakened, despite himself…
    They start living together and he is suddenly torn between past and present. Jacques decides to hasten things and to escape to Brittany and catch up with Ralph, an old friend. He accepts to take Laura along, but perhaps Jacques is no longer naïve or generous enough to feel like a teenager again and to let himself get carried away by his new love affair.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Hirsch, Renn Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    News agency (France) :

    Moteur !

    Co-productions :

    Pathé Production, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Full credits (24)

    Assistant directors :

    Judith Havas, Thierry Mauvoisin, Emmanuel Murat

    Producer :

    Claude Berri

    Screenwriter :

    Claude Berri

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Gautier

    Camera Operator :

    Patrick de Ranter

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Astrid Gavard

    Sound editor :

    Nadine Muse

    Continuity supervisor :

    Hélène Sebillotte

    Music Composer :

    Frédéric Botton

    Casting :

    Gérard Moulevrier

    Sales Agent :

    Jacques-Eric Strauss

    Still Photographer :

    Étienne George

    Author of original work :

    Christian Oster

    Line Producer :

    Pierre Grunstein

    Co-producer :

    Nathalie Rheims

    Sound recordists :

    Laurent Poirier, Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps

    Production manager :

    Nicole Firn

    Editor :

    François Gédigier

    Assistant editors :

    Gwénola Héaulme, Lucile Sautarel

    Production Designer :

    Thanh At Hoang

    Foley artist :

    Pascal Chauvin

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Location Manager :

    Aimeric Bonello

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Romantic comedy

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    Nationality :

    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD