Handy man

A film by Michel Leclerc


Paul has no goal in life, and Mathilde, who provides for their household needs, is desperate that he gets a job. If he goes on like this she will end up by dropping him. So Paul says to himself that he'll invent something. Something that will give him a goal in life, an idea that will bring him fame and money without tiring himself out too much and that will relight Mathilde's love for him. This is how he ends up by inventing the "handy", a simple but brilliant idea.


Paul : Kad Merad
Mathilde : Elsa Zylberstein
Mahut : Claude Brasseur
Armand : Patrick Chesnais
Romain : Guillaume Toucas


Director: Michel Leclerc
Screenwriter: Michel Leclerc
Produced by Agnès Vallée - Emmanuel Barraux
Director of photography: Pascal Lagriffoul
Sound engineers: Sophie Laloy - Laurent Benaïm
Sets: Clotilde Augot
Costumes: Dominique Serret
Music: Jérôme Bensoussan
Casting: Stéphane Gaillard
Editing: Michel Klochendler - Axelle Malaveille
Sound editing: Nicolas Vallée
Sound mixing: Christophe Brajdic
1st assistant director: Charles Sénard

Production information

Produced by 31 Juin Films
In co-production with Pyramide Productions and in association with Sofica Soficinéma 2 -
With the participation of Canal+ / TPS Star
And with the support of Région Picardie

Technical information

Year of production : 2005
Length : 88 mn

Festivals and awards

2006 : Chicago IFF, Tursak Comedy FF (Turkey).
2007 : Cinefranco French FF (Toronto), Greenwich French Film Fest (USA), Jakarta French Film Fest.


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