6.6/10
2,797
29 user 54 critic

Après Vous (2003)

Après vous... (original title)
Antoine (Auteuil) saves Louis (Garcia) from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle.

Director:

Writers:

(idea), (scenario) | 4 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dans la cour (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Antoine is too depressed to go on playing in his rock band. After wandering in the streets, he decides to seek an occupation. Unskilled as he is, he is lucky to be hired as the caretaker of... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern, Féodor Atkine
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her mother.

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
Les apprentis (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Black comedy about two best friends, one a budding playwright and the other a motorbike freak, who spend their time annoying their girlfriends and getting into various scrapes. Things turn ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Marie Trintignant, François Cluzet, Guillaume Depardieu
Mon meilleur ami I (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet
The Valet (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil
Le placard (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte
Comedy | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Marie Trintignant, Guillaume Depardieu
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Paris today, a working-class neighbourhood, a square. Two bars stand facing each other as they would in the main street of a town in the Far West. Marie is 25 years old and has come back to... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Mathieu Demy, Marina Golovine, Serge Riaboukine
White Lies (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jeanne is a young weirdo girl who flies to Paris, and is hired by an old lady called Madeleine as an au pair. Jeanne lies to Madeleine, she says she comes from a very rich family. Young ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Marie Trintignant, Guillaume Depardieu, Jean-François Stévenin
Priceless (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam
L'invité (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Unemployed for three years, Gerard has landed a job in Indonesia. To start off on the right foot with his "team leader", Gerard invites him to dinner. Considering his wife's lack of ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouhnik
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Valérie Lemercier, Thierry Lhermitte
Je l'aimais (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Someone I loved (Je L'Aimais) is based on the best-selling novel by Anna Gavalda. It's the story of Pierre (Daniel Auteuil), who takes his daughter-in-law, Chloe (Florence Loiret Caille) ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Florence Loiret Caille
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Antoine Letoux
...
Louis
...
Blanche Grimaldi
...
Christine
Michèle Moretti ...
Martine
...
Karine
Fabio Zenoni ...
André
Jocelyne Desverchère ...
Sandrine the Florist
Didier Menin ...
Man at Thai Restaurant
Jean-Claude Lecas ...
Cook
Blandine Pélissier ...
Nurse
Jean-Charles Dumay ...
Serge the Sommelier
Ange Ruzé ...
Young Waiter
Élise Otzenberger ...
Hairdresser
Jean-Luc Abel ...
The Inspector
Edit

Storyline

Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a stranger, Louis, in the act of committing suicide by hanging. Louis is distraught by the loss of his girlfriend, Blanche, and is so grateful that he attaches himself to Antoine. Antoine arranges a job for Louis - as a sommelier at Chez Jean and sets about trying to repair Louis' life... Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A very tasty comedy with a little French twist.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

After You  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,768,523 (France) (19 December 2003)

Gross:

$826,220 (USA) (16 October 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Garcia's character's grandma is his grandma in real life. See more »

Quotes

Blanche: I'm not an easy girl... but I'm very reconciliating.
See more »

Connections

References Popeye (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Beijing Opera Melody
Arranged by Mark Forstater
Courtesy of K Music/Music House
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gentle, Poignant Screwball Romantic Comedy
20 June 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

"Après vous..." is a gentle, screwball cross between "Cyrano" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," or, more accurately probably, its French progenitor "Boudu sauvé des eaux."

Daniel Auteuil very expressively plays a much put upon Good Samaritan, whose life and identity get more and more entangled with the object of his personal philanthropy. While the employment and romantic lengths that he goes to in helping his hapless beneficiary, who shares some foibles with TV's Monk, stretch believability, he is very amusing and certainly the viewer gets as caught up as he is in the ensuing complications, even if they do seem a bit endless.

One of its charms is that all the characters have saving graces. Unlike similar American movies, characters who are in the way of the inevitable are not shrill and the screenplay, co-written by director Pierre Salvadori, is not mean or condescending to them, as there is equal poignancy and laughter.

There may be additional jokes about French restaurants and cuisine that lose something in the U.S. as this is almost as much a restaurant movie as "Dinner Rush" or "Big Night." The English subtitles, when they are not white on white, have poor grammar and spelling, including inconsistency of a character's name.

The repeating amusing sounding pop tunes on the soundtrack seem to have some significance, but the lyrics are not translated.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?