Potiche R

Femme Au Foyer
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 19, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Music Box Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Photography by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 04/11/2011
"Everything screams polyester '70s in the playful French bauble POTICHE..." -- Grade: B
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/14/2011
3 stars out of 4 -- "That Deneuve so convincingly inhabits this character is a demonstration of effortless skill....POTICHE is a whimsical comedy, based on a popular Parisian stage success of some years ago."
Movieline - 03/24/2011
"[Deneuve] whisks her way through POTICHE like a cheerful Disney princess of a certain age....It's a relief to watch an actress who hasn't vested every ounce of her energy to be a younger version of herself."
Total Film - 06/01/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "Ozon plays it for laughs, reveling in his pastel vision of the '70s."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2011
"The period setting affords plentiful cultural in-jokes....Ozon illuminates our understanding both of the period and of our own attitudes, rather as MAD MEN does with its perspective on the early 1960s."

Product Description:

A trophy wife proves capable of much more than acting as an adornment for her egotistical husband in director François Ozon's adaptation of the hit play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy. Saint-Guénolé, France: 1977. Their children having long since grown up and moved out, submissive housewife Suzanne Pujol (Catherine Deneuve) spends most of her days catering to her ornery husband, Robert (Fabrice Luchini), the owner of his family's prosperous umbrella factory. But Robert is hardly a savvy businessman, so when his workers protest their poor working conditions by going on strike, the stress leads him to suffer a massive heart attack. This provides Suzanne with the perfect opportunity to finally show her true value, and with a little help from the mayor (and her former lover), Maurice Babin (Gérard Depardieu), the much ridiculed trophy wife manages to get the factory back up and running so efficiently that the exasperated, trash-talking workers are forced to eat their words. Later, Robert makes a full recovery, and resorts to some decidedly unethical tactics to wrestle back control of the factory. But Robert's hasty grab for power sparks a bitter battle of wills with his unusually shrewd wife, who isn't about to give up her newfound leadership role without a fight.


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