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A HOUSEKEEPER

by Claude Berri

synopsis

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…

international title: A Housekeeper
original title: Une femme de ménage
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Claude Berri
film run: 88'
release date: FR 13/11/2002, BE 13/11/2002, CH 13/11/2002, GR 08/08/2003
screenplay: Claude Berri
cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Émilie Dequenne, Brigitte Catillon, Jacques Frantz, Axelle Abbadie, Catherine Breillat
cinematography by: Eric Gautier
film editing: François Gédigier
art director: At Hoang
costumes designer: Corinne Jorry
producer: Pierre Grunstein
production: Hirsch, Pathé Films, TF1 Films Production
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Alternative Film (BE), Monopole Pathé (CH), Rosebud (GR)