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by Claude Chabrol


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, and works for a building firm. Christine does hairdressing work at home to earn some spare change. Sophie, the oldest 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 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.

international title: The Bridesmaid
original title: La demoiselle d'honneur
country: France, Germany
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Claude Chabrol
film run: 110'
release date: FR 17/11/2004, BE 17/11/2004, DE 06/01/2005, AT 21/01/2005, CH 03/02/2005, ES 01/04/2005, PT 21/07/2005, IT 23/09/2005
screenplay: Claude Chabrol, Pierre Leccia
cast: Benoît Magimel, Laura Smet, Aurore Clément, Bernard Le Coq, Michel Duchaussoy, Suzanne Flon, Solène Bouton
cinematography by: Eduardo Serra
film editing: Monique Fardoulis
art director: Françoise Benoît-Fresco
costumes designer: Mic Cheminal
music: Matthieu Chabrol
producer: Patrick Godeau, Alfred Hürmer, Antonio Passalia
production: Alicéléo, Integral Film, Canal Diffusion (FR)
distributor: BAC Films, Concondre (DE), BIM (IT), Nirvana (ES)
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