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Nicole Garcia




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Status: Completed

Director(s): Nicole Garcia

Main cast: Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, Fran§ois Cluzet

Long synopsis : On January 9, 1993, Jean-Claude Romand murdered his wife, his children and his parents before attempting, unsuccessfully, to kill himself. Investigations revealed that the respectable, well-liked, outwardly unremarkable Romand had never been a doctor, as he had claimed for the past 18 years. Nor had he been anything else. Beginning with a faked exam result as a student, Romand had lied unfailingly, about everything. His entire life was a breathtaking construct of fantasy and deceit, an insane fa§ade which finally collapsed in an explosion of violence and despair when discovery became inevitable and its creator could no longer maintain it.


  • Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, Fran§ois Cluzet, Emmanuelle Devos, Alice Fauvet, Martin Jobert


  • Producer(s): Alain Sarde
  • Director(s): Nicole Garcia
  • Screenplay: Frédéric Bélier-Garcia
  • DP: Jean-Marc Fabre
  • Editing: Emmanuelle Castro
  • Original Music: Angelo Badalamenti
  • Set Design: Véronique Barnéoud
  • Original Title: ADVERSAIRE (L’)
  • Genre(s): Biography, Drama

  • Production company: FILMS D’ALAIN SARDE (LES)
  • Production date: 2002
  • Duration: 129 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.85
  • Sound Info: Dolby SRD / DTS
  • Festival de Cannes 2002 – Compétition
  • Festival International du Film Francophone T¼bingen 2002
  • Boston French Film Festival 2003
  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2002
  • Cairo International Film Festival 2002
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2002
  • Jakarta International Film Festival 2003
  • Yokohama Film Festival 2002