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La mer à boire (2011)

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The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.

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Jacques Maillot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Georges Pierret
Maud Wyler ... Jessica
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Luis
Alain Beigel Alain Beigel ... Yannick
Moussa Maaskri ... Hassan
Patrick Bonnel Patrick Bonnel ... Richard
Carole Franck Carole Franck ... Hyacinthe
Marc Chapiteau Marc Chapiteau ... Claude
Kseniya Buravskaya ... Elena
Guillaume Marquet Guillaume Marquet ... Louis Vendeuil
Lydia Andrei Lydia Andrei ... Mathilde
Michel Voïta Michel Voïta ... Alexandre Cervier
Emmanuel Quatra Emmanuel Quatra ... Jérôme Damier
Jonathan Gensburger Jonathan Gensburger ... Grégoire
Grigori Manoukov Grigori Manoukov ... Ivan Serebriakov
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The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood from a Stone See more »

Filming Locations:

Kyiv, Ukraine

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$558,713
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2.35 : 1
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Good to almost the very end
27 March 2012 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

There is much to recommend in this movie, which I saw in Paimpol last week. Daniel Auteuil does his usual fine job of acting. There are actual 3-dimensional characters, rather than 2-D stereotypes. The movie touches on a lot of important issues in this recession: how you handle employees you are forced to fire if you actually have a soul, how you deal with a banker half your age who only sees numbers and not human lives when it comes to dealing with a financial problem, how you maintain a reputation for quality when the market favors fast and cheap, etc. But the end of this movie is so poorly prepared! There were only about 10 people in the Cinema Breiz when I saw it, and we all walked out complaining about the end.

So yes, this is a film worth seeing. But be prepared not to like the last 5 minutes - at all.


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