Jeanne, a beautiful young woman with a profusion of boyfriends, always seems to be in a hurry. One day, she meets Olivier, HIV positive, who turns out to be the true love she's been searching for. When Olivier learns he has little time to live, he vanishes, leaving a troubled Jeanne alone, desperately searching for some sign of him. After a while, Jeanne learns that Olivier has died. But she resolves that life must go on.


Jeanne: Virginie Ledoyen
Olivier: Mathieu Demy
François: Jacques Bonnaffé
Sophie: Valérie Bonneton
Jean-Baptiste: Frédéric Gorny
With (in order of appearance)
Messenger: Laurent Arcaro
Plumber: Michel Raskine
The man with the polisher: Fabrice Ramalingon
The cleaning staff: Amy Bamba, Mohamed Damraoui, Jean-François Deleray, Gino Sitson
Olivier's friend: Jean-Marc Roulot
Jeanne's mother: Nelly Borgeaud
Jeanne's father: René Morard
Hélène: Axelle Laffont
Nathalie: Johanna Menuteau
Richard: Grégory Sauvion
Edouard: Nicolas Seguy
Cook at the cafeteria: Paul Nguyen
Waitress at the cafeteria: My Linh Bui
François's lover: Damien Dodane
The photographer: Philippe Suner
Rémi: David Saracino
Julien: Denis Podalydès
The bookseller: Emmanuelle Goizé
The night nurse: Christiane Millet
The Act Up activist girl: Brigitte Tijou
The Act Up activist man: Philippe Mangeot
Jaurès waiter: Jérôme Tardieu
The handsome boy: Sylvain F11
The man with a hernia: Jacques Fraenkel


Screenplay, dialogues, songs: Jacques Martineau
Director: Olivier Ducastel
Composer: Philippe Miller
Production manager: Eric Zaouali
Production coordinator: Nathalie Lampre
Assistant coordinator: Mohamed Ben Amor
Production assistant: Sandrine Brauer
Location manager: Nicolas Conti
1st assistant director: Nicolas Cambois
Continuity girl: Isabelle Le Grix
Casting: Antoinette Boulat
Director of photography: Mathieu Poirot-Delpech
Sets decorator: Louis Souvrier
Sound engineer: Jean-Jacques Ferran
Costume designer: Juliette Chanaud
Make-up artist: Joël Lavau
Hairdresser: Laurent Blanchart
Still photographs: Laurence Trémolet, Eve Peterman
Gaffer: Jacques Bulot
Key grip: Laurent Guibert
Editing: Sabine Mamou
Sound editing: Waldir Xavier
Sound mixing: Jean-Pierre Laforce
Choreographer: Sylvie Giron
Tango choreographer: Francisco Miranda Terto
Producers: Cyriac Auriol, Pauline Duhault

Production information

Co-production: Les Films du Requin, France 2 Cinéma, M6 Films, Studio Canal +, Orsans Productions
Distribution: Pyramide
International sales: Studio Canal +

Technical information

Year of production : 1997
Length : 98mn

Festivals and awards

Official selection Berlin Film Festival 1998 - Competition