GFF Opening Gala: Potiche
  • 2010
  • France
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godrèche, Jérémie Renier
  • Language: French

When Robert (Luchini) is taken ill, supposed trophy wife (the potiche of the title) Suzanne (Deneuve) steps in to take charge of the family business, rediscovering her power and potential. Featuring hidden depths and unexpected layers, nothing is quite as you might have expected in this irresistible Cinderella story.

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23 May 20114 stars

Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu star in playful French comedy

(15) 103 min Catherine Deneuve has a gift of a role in this deliciously subversive farce from the prolific François Ozon. Deneuve is Suzanne, the ‘potiche’ or trophy wife, blithely content to be a domestic goddess in the shadow of insufferable husband…

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