The Housekeeper [DVD] [2002]

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. The DVD release offers 5.1 Surround Sound and filmographies, as well as previews of other films including Morvern Callar.
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Overview

Special Features

  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Making of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Previews
  • Weblinks

Synopsis

The Housekeeper
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. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean-Pierre Bacri
    Jean-Pierre Bacri - Jacques
  • Émilie Dequenne
    Émilie Dequenne - Laura
  • Brigitte Catillon
    Brigitte Catillon - Claire
  • Jacques Frantz
    Jacques Frantz - Ralph
  • Axelle Abbadie
    Axelle Abbadie - Helene
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