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The valet (La doublure) - Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil, Francis Veber

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Movie propaganda

Pierre Levasseur (Daniel Auteuil), an important CEO, is photographed with his lover, Elena Simonsen (Alice Taglioni), a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon (Gad Elmaleh) , a porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur then has to convince Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple. Things get more complicated when this creates tensions between Pignon and his former flatmate Richard (Dany Boon) and his love interest Émilie (Virginie Ledoyen), and when Levasseur's wife discovers the truth and decides to play games with her husband.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy France romance car valet deceit mistress French supermodel adultery relationship

Persons of interest

  • Gad Elmaleh .... François Pignon
  • Robert Hoehn .... François Pignon (voice)
  • Alice Taglioni .... Elena Simonsen
  • Daniel Auteuil .... Pierre Levasseur
  • Kristin Scott Thomas .... Christine Levasseur
  • Richard Berry .... Maître Foix
  • Virginie Ledoyen .... Émilie
  • Dany Boon .... Richard
  • Michel Jonasz .... André Pignon
  • Laurent Gamelon .... Paul
  • Patrick Mille .... Pascal Bouliveau
  • Michèle Garcia .... Louise Pignon
  • Philippe Magnan .... Berman
  • Jean-Yves Chilot .... Hervé
  • Irina Ninova .... Marie
  • Noémie Lenoir .... Karine
  • Sandra Moreno .... Secrétaire Levasseur
  • Jean-Pol Brissart .... Mauricet
  • Philippe Brigaud .... Monsieur Hervé
  • Alexandre Brik .... Ken
  • Thierry Nenez .... Perrache
  • Karl Lagerfeld .... Himself
  • Francis Veber .... Screenwriter
  • Francis Veber .... Director

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Theatrical report

The valet (La doublure) is a light-hearted romp through the pitfalls of romance in Paris. It is the epitome of light-hearted rompingness. If you want a metre-stick for evaluating light-hearted romps, The valet (La doublure) is it. With subtitles.

The comedy, France, romance movie The valet (La doublure) is directed by Francis Veber and stars Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: French
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries:
      • Behind the scenes with Karl Lagerfeld
      • Making of
      • Site visit with the production designer
      • The valet's valets
    • Trailers: Original French trailer and 3 teasers
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

M (Infrequent moderate coarse language, moderate sexual references)

Surveillance time

85 minutes (1:25 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 21 December 2006
DVD rental: 6 June 2007
DVD retail: 10 October 2007

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