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MY WORST NIGHTMARE

by Anne Fontaine

synopsis

Agathe runs an art gallery. Her husband François is a publisher. Together they have one son, and in every way seem to be the picture of normality — but emotions are stewing under the surface. All it takes is the arrival of a complete stranger for things to start unravelling. Patrick is brash, uncouth and totally unselfconscious. When François hires him to do some work around the house, the fireworks begin. Agathe is initially horrified by Patrick’s misdeeds, but since her marriage is “like Antarctica,” she begins to respond to Patrick’s outlandish personality and damnit- all attitude. François, meanwhile, is drawn to an attractive young blonde. Agathe finds herself strolling the aisles in Ikea for the first time in her life, while François embarks on tree-hugging excursions with his outdoorsy new girlfriend.

international title: My Worst Nightmare
original title: Mon pire cauchemar
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Anne Fontaine
film run: 99'
release date: BE 09/11/2011, FR 09/11/2011, DE 19/01/2012, IT 30/03/2012, NL 24/05/2012, GR 28/06/2012
screenplay: Nicolas Mercier, Anne Fontaine
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Dussollier, Virginie Efira
cinematography by: Jean-Marc Fabre
film editing: Luc Barnier, Nelly Ollivault
art director: Olivier Radot
music: Bruno Coulais
producer: Bruno Pésery
production: Ciné@, Pathé Films
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Bim Distribuzione, Alternative Films, Concorde Filmverleih, Pathé Films AG, Strada Films
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