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The Valet

The Valet

A Feature film by Francis Veber

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 29/03/2006


    Caught on camera by a paparazzi with his mistress Eléna, a stunning top model, millionaire Pierre Levasseur attempts to avoid a messy divorce by inventing an outrageous lie. He makes use of a passerby’s presence in the photo, claiming that it is he, François Pignon, who is with Eléna. Pignon, a valet, is a humble, simple guy. To make his lie hold, Levasseur is obliged to send the too-beautiful Eléna to live with Pignon. Eléna living in Pignon’s house is like a bird of paradise in a canary cage – and the catalyst of many an adventure.

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    Foreign production company :

    Film Kairos

    French distribution :

    Sony Pictures Releasing (France) (ex-Columbia Tristar Films)

    Co-productions :

    Film Kairos, Efve Films, TF1 Films Production

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    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Patrice Ledoux

    Screenwriter :

    Francis Veber

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Fraisse

    Sound assistants :

    Séverin Favriau, Pierre-Yves Bruneel

    Camera operators :

    Patrick de Ranter, Dominique Delguste

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Alexandra Schamis

    Sound Editor :

    Thomas Desjonquères

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Perrin-Thevenet

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Desplat

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Sound mixers :

    Vincent Cosson, Gérard Lamps

    Assistant Director :

    Alain Olivieri

    Foreign Producer :

    Francesco Pamphili

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Bats

    Assistant Operators :

    Alain Herpe, Steve De Rocco

    Production managers :

    Philippe Desmoulins, Bernard Seitz

    Editor :

    Georges Klotz

    Assistant editor :

    Viviane Gourvest

    Production Designer :

    Dominique André

    Foley artist :

    Pascal Chauvin

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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