Plot & Details
One of France's most respected filmmakers, Claude Berri here brings viewers the story of Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) a middle-aged sound engineer whose wife has just left him. Living on his own for the first time in years, Jacques decides it's high time to clean up his life, literally and figuratively. In short order he hires Laura (Emilie Dequenne, a bright, vivacious young housekeeper, to bring order to his apartment. Laura's presence makes Jacques realize what has been missing from his life, and as their relationship evolves over the subsequent months, both Jacques and Laura gain uncomfortable knowledge of one another, and of themselves.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Foreign
- Run Time: 91min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/11/2003
- DVD Release Date: 11/11/2003
- Distributor(s): Palm Pictures
- Director(s): Claude Berri
- Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri , Émilie Dequenne , Brigitte Catillon , Jacques Frantz , Axelle Abbadie
- Themes: Starting Over,Servants and Employers,Age Disparity Romance
- Tone: Humorous,Reflective,Wistful,Bittersweet
- Keywords: apartment, divorce, housekeeper, middle-age, self-discovery
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (07-11-2003)
- Language: French