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A Feature film by Gérard Jugnot

Produced by Novo Arturo Films, GMT Productions

Release in France : 09/03/2005


    It’s a spring night in Aix-en-Provence. Christian Lespinglet, a gallery operator deeply in debt, fishes Boudu, a homeless person, out of the canal where he is trying to drown himself. He unwillingly takes Boudu home, with the intention of looking after him for a few hours.
    < The unexpected arrival of Boudu is like a crazy dog in the game of ninepins that is Christian’s life. Caught between his wife Yseult, suffering from depression and taking too many pills to get over it, and an art gallery on the edge of bankruptcy, Christian is a yuppie choking under the strain.
    He chases after his lost charm by desperately trying to seduce Coralie, his assistant. He chases after success by trying to get Hubert, a local artist suffering a creative crisis, to paint. The Boudu whirlwind, whose temporary stay becomes permanent, sweeps away the shaky house of cards the couple has built. Unbearable, rude, naïve, selfish, this amateur poet settles in, sowing discord and further destabilizing Christian and Yseult, and Coralie and Hubert, all of whom are already assailed by doubts. But his presence also reveals aspects of the four that they never would have expected.
    Boudu cures depression, artists’ block and is even comes in quite handy useful as a surrogate child.




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    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Novo Arturo Films, GMT Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    News agency (France) :

    Moteur !

    Co-productions :

    Pathé Production, TF1 Films Production, DD Productions

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Pierre Guérin, Véronique Marchat

    Adaptation :

    Philippe Lopes Curval

    Screenwriter :

    Philippe Lopes Curval

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard Simon

    Sound Assistant :

    Benoît Gargonne

    Camera Operator :

    Dominique de Wever

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Laurent Renard

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Gargonne

    Production Assistant :

    Julia Minguet

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Louis Poveda

    Costume designer :

    Martine Rapin

    Still Photographer :

    Arnaud Borrel

    Assistant directors :

    Hervé Ruet, Daniel Dittmann, Marie Fischer

    Author of original work :

    René Fauchois

    Co-producer :

    Gérard Jugnot

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Kharat

    Assistant Operators :

    Vincent Buron, Gregori Gajero

    Production Manager :

    Claude Parnet

    Editor :

    Catherine Kelber

    Assistant editors :

    Antoine Battistelli, Mélanie Mourey

    Continuity supervisor :

    Françoise Thouvenot

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

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