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Keep It Quiet (1999)

Pas de scandale (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama | 20 October 1999 (France)
In this low key satirical farce, a CEO is released from prison and rejoins his family, who have a difficult time with his complete change in character, moving from a captain of industry to an eccentric innocent.

Director:

Benoît Jacquot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Grégoire Jeancourt
Isabelle Huppert ... Agnès Jeancourt
Vincent Lindon ... Louis Jeancourt
Vahina Giocante ... Stéphanie
Sophie Aubry Sophie Aubry ... Véronique
Thérèse Liotard ... Mme Guérin
Andréa Parisy ... Mme. Jeancourt
Ludovic Bergery Ludovic Bergery ... William
Mélanie Leray Mélanie Leray
Anne Fontaine ... Nathalie
Jean Davy Jean Davy ... Edmond
Astrid Bas Astrid Bas ... Cécile, la soeur
Jacqueline Jehanneuf Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Alice
Véronique Volta Véronique Volta
Olivia Wong Olivia Wong
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In this low key satirical farce, a CEO is released from prison and rejoins his family, who have a difficult time with his complete change in character, moving from a captain of industry to an eccentric innocent.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 October 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Keep It Quiet See more »

Filming Locations:

Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Very French Film
4 February 2001 | by lesyeuxdechatSee all my reviews

There are many levels of emotional drama that are much more common in French cinema than in the United States. While American moviegoers tend to demand action and fast-paced dialogue in their films, French moviegoers are much more comfortable with films that explore the ways people deal with relationships, especially when they also poke a little fun at society.

This particular film does both in a way that is totally French, and simply cannot be understood in an American context. It is serious and yet it is light. Readjusting to life after serving a term in prison which he felt he did not deserve, a French executive mocks conventions even as he struggles with finding himself.

It's a good-natured kind of French cynicism that delights and annoys at the same time. From mocking people in a restaurant to wondering what's up at work to an innocent flirtation with a beautiful young woman, the focus is on the emotions, with a depth seldom found in American films.

Enjoyable for those who are tired of more of the same.


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