François Ozon
FRA 2010
103 min

Sainte-Gudule, northern France, 1977: Suzanne is the submissive, housebound wife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol, who oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and “trophy wife”. When the workers go on strike and take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone’s surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when
Robert returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated.
Catherine Deneuve is positively luminous as the matriarch learning to flex her muscles, and Depardieu is wonderfully endearing as the passionately Marxist mayor, who still holds a flame for his old petite amie. Delightful, empowering and charming, Potiche is filled with a stylish and charismatic je ne sais quoi. (Cameron Bailey)

  • Catherine Deneuve - Suzanne Pujol
  • Gérard Depardieu - Maurice Babin
  • Fabrice Luchini - Robert Pujol
  • Karin Viard - Nadège
  • Judith Godrèche - Joëlle
  • Jérémie Régnier - Laurent Pujol
  • François Ozon nach einem Bühnenstück von Pierre Barillet und Jean-Pierre Grédy
  • Yorick Le Saux
  • Benoît Gargonne
  • Laure Gardette
  • Philippe Romby
  • Katia Wyszkop
  • Pascaline Chavanne
Mandarin Cinema, Foz, France 2 Cinema, Mars Distribution, Wild Bunch, Scope Pictures

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