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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)

Ma femme est une actrice (original title)
A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

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Jo McInnes ...
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Géraldine
Lionel Abelanski ...
Georges
Valérie Leboutte ...
La jeune femme sexy
Annette Hazanavicius ...
La mère d'Yvan
Jean Abelanski ...
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Jean-Rachid ...
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Céline Cuignet ...
Lisette (as Cécine Cuignet)
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Paris can boast a population of 2,125,246. Of these 1,153,000 are women and 10,000 are actresses. Yvan, a young sports writer, is married to one who is very well known - Charlotte. They try to live a normal life, but her fame makes it difficult - autograph hunters interrupt their dinners, cops about to serve traffic summonses let them off with a warning and a smile when they recognize her, and impossible-to-get restaurant reservations magically appear when Charlotte makes the calls instead of Yvan. All this threatens and challenges his male ego, but Yvan is able to take her stardom in stride. Until, that is, a man at a bar asks him if he gets jealous watching his wife make love in the nude to another man on screen. It has never seriously bothered him before, but the stranger sows the first seed of doubt in his head... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,263,683 (France), 16 November 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,204, 14 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,052,922, 10 November 2002
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Suspicion of foul play
30 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

If anyone ever wonder why is the French film industry in the terrible state is is, one could suggest a look at this picture to realize why.

The director is Jewish. He obviously has an agenda to throw it in our face at every given moment. He starts in the opening scene when Charlotte and Yvan are having dinner with his sister and brother-in-law and immediately we get to know this poor goy is in deep trouble, and so are we.

I mean, who cares what religion any one of these characters practice? The film loses all sense of direction right away.

Only in France can trash like this could be made under the pretense that something artistic is being shown.

The story has potential but it goes into a coma and never recuperates. A waste of talent to have Terence Stamp do nothing, as well as Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Let's hope no one will finance this genius in his next venture and spare us having to sit through another "masterpiece" like this in the future.

My advice to M. Attal would be that he goes to Israel and study film direction under a great director, Dover Kosashvili, who makes Jewish stories so subtly that they are universal.


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