The Housekeeper

The Housekeeper

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

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
UPC: 0660200308827
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Pierre Bacri Jacques
Émilie Dequenne Laura
Brigitte Catillon Claire
Jacques Frantz Ralph
Axelle Abbadie Helene
Catherine Breillat Constance

Technical Credits
Claude Berri Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Frederic Botton Score Composer
Éric Gautier Cinematographer
François Gedigier Editor
Pierre Grunstein Executive Producer
At Hoang Art Director
Corinne Jorry Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerard Lamps Sound/Sound Designer
Nadine Muse Sound/Sound Designer
Laurent Poirier Sound/Sound Designer
Nathalie Rheims Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Messy Apartment [4:26]
2. The First Encounter [3:17]
3. Misery Loves Company [4:04]
4. First Day on the Job [4:43]
5. A Change of Shcedule [1:22]
6. I Prefer the Broom [6:02]
7. A New Arrangement [3:52]
8. Moving In [4:00]
9. Settling In [4:33]
10. Living Together [:52]
11. Indifference? [5:36]
12. Going to Brittany [3:44]
13. Portraits of Chickens [7:01]
14. The Wedding Ring [7:03]
15. An Evening Out [5:17]
16. I Want to Say [4:46]
17. There's Someone Else [3:29]
18. End Credits [8:50]

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The Housekeeper 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A classic theme: older guy/younger girl, both lonely and on the rebound. Wonderfully acted and directed all the way to the bittersweet, inevitable ending... Touchingly funny and poignant along the way, proving, among other things, that the woman chooses the man...