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Place Vendôme (1998)

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Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife. Knowing the business from the time before drink largely took ... See full summary »

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Nicole Garcia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Marianne Malivert
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jean-Pierre
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Nathalie
Jacques Dutronc ... Battistelli
Bernard Fresson ... Vincent Malivert
François Berléand ... Eric Malivert
Dragan Nikolic ... Janos
Otto Tausig ... Samy
László Szabó ... Charlie Rosen
Élisabeth Commelin Élisabeth Commelin ... Mademoiselle Pierson (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Kleiser
Malik Zidi ... Sam's Son
Eric Ruf Eric Ruf ... Phillipe Ternece
Nidal Al-Askhar Nidal Al-Askhar ... Saliha
Larry Lamb ... Christopher Makos
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Storyline

Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife. Knowing the business from the time before drink largely took over her life, she decides to sober up and sell them herself. Though they attract much interest, no-one legitimate will touch them. As she tries to get her present life straight the lure of the stones means she may have to confront the past as well. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

7 October 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Place Vendome See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,619, 20 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$477,425, 15 October 2000
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2.35 : 1
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Desert Sky II
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Excellent drama for Europic enthusiasts
28 June 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Place Vendome" tells of the rise of a widow from an abyss of alcoholism to rescue her late husband's prestigious and bankrupt jewelry store on the renown Parisian mall Place Vendome. Her daunting task is to make her way though the shadowy word of diamond trade from whence she came some 18 years before while hawking several rare cut diamonds. With sinister undercurrents and a polished veneer, the film swirls around an emotionally void Deneuve, her encounters and long over due reconciliations. Those used to Hollywoodish hardball drama with exaggerated characters will likely find "Place Vendome" refreshing or underdone or both. Good stuff for Europic buffs in which Deneuve proves again she's more than just another pretty face.


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