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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


    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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    STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma

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    Executive Producers :

    Patrick Godeau, Antonio Passalia

    Author of original work :

    Ruth Rendell

    Executive Producer :

    Françoise Galfrè

    Co-producer :

    Alfred Hürmer

    Assistant Operator :

    David Grinberg

    Production Manager :

    Michel Jullien

    Editor :

    Monique Fardoulis

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aurore Chabrol

    Music Composer :

    Matthieu Chabrol

    Sound Mixer :

    Vincent Cosson

    Assistant directors :

    Cécile Maistre, Julien Triger

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre Lenoir, Thierry Lebon

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Chabrol, Pierre Leccia

    Director of Photography :

    Eduardo Serra

    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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