Louise and Nathalie are both in their thirties. They meet up again after more than ten years without seeing each other. Louise is a prosthodontist while Nathalie has become a stage actress, something that they both dreamed of being one day. Because she admires Nathalie, Louise wants to make her happy despite herself, and so schemes to have her hired to play "Lulu" with a prestigious stage director. She experiences her friend's impending success vicariously: she lives at her home, attends rehearsals and makes herself indispensable. Louise leaves Nathalie no respite and their relationship slowly twists into a spiral of obsession.


Nathalie : Emmanuelle Béart
Louise : Pascale Bussières
Matthias : Dani Lévy
Walter Amar : Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Nicolas : Sami Bouajila
Mathilde : Marilu Marini
Sacha : Clément Hervieu-Léger
Alain : Marc Ponette


Screenwriters: Catherine Corsini, Marc Syrigas
Director: Catherine Corsini
1st assistant director: Mathieu de Pasquale
Photography: Agnès Godard
Production manager: Jacques Attia
Location manager: Kader Djedra
Sound operator: Jean-Paul Mugel
Decorator: François Abelanet
Make-up artist: Marie Lastennet
Hairdresser: Réhean Goderre, Loli Avellanas
Costumes: Martine Rapin
Line producter Copenhaguen: Angel Arena
Editing: Sabine Mamou
Sound editing: Louis Collin
Sound mixing: Thierry Delor, Dominique Delguste
Executive producer : Philippe Martin
Executive coproducer : Vincent Meyer

Production information

A French-Canadian coproduction
A Giorno Films, Les Films Pelléas
Canadian coproducer: Cinémaginaire Inc., Denise Robert, Daniel Louis
Coproducers: Studio Canal, Pyramide Productions, Glem Film
In association with: Gimages 4
With the participation of: Canal +, CNC, Ministère de la Culture
International sales: Pyramide International
Theatrical distribution: Pyramide

Technical information

France - Canada
Year of production : 2001
Length : 95mn

Festivals and awards

Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2001 : Competition