POTICHE is a free adaptation of the 1970s eponymous hit comic play. Catherine Deneuve is Suzanne Pujol, a submissive, housebound 'trophy housewife' (or "potiche,") who steps in to manage her wealthy and tyrannical husband (Fabrice Lucchini)'s umbrella factory after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. To everyone's surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when her husband returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated. Gérard Depardieu plays a former union leader and Suzanne's ex-beau who still holds a flame for her. Acclaimed writer-director Francois Ozon who had previously directed Ms. Deneuve in "8 Women," twists the original play on its head to create his own satirical and hilarious take on the war between the sexes and classes. Please Note: This film is presented in French with English subtitles.
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Judith Godrèche, Évelyne Dandry, Bruno Lochet, Fabrice Luchini, Sergi López, Jérémie Renier, Karin Viard, Gautier About, Elodie Frégé, Jean-Baptiste Shelmerdine, Martin De Myttenaere, Noam Charlier, Yannick Schmitz,
Director: François Ozon
Run Time: 103 minutes
US : Rated R for some sexuality.
CA : PG
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