Gemma Bovery

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Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) move to the very same Norman village... read more
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Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) move to the very same Norman village where the graphic novel was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn't take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. She soon finds herself at a crossroads that seems to be fulfilling Joubert's worst fears that her destiny is mirroring that of Flaubert’s doomed heroine. Director Anne Fontaine's clever adaptation of the graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary, and a heady celebration of French provincial life.

Original Release

09/10/2014

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Cast

Gemma Arterton Gemma Bovery
Jason Flemyng Charlie Bovery
Fabrice Luchini Martin Joubert
Elsa Zylberstein Wizzy
Mel Raido Patrick
Niels Schneider Hervé de Bressigny
Isabelle Candelier Valérie Joubert
Pip Torrens Rankin
Kacey Mottet Klein Julien Joubert (as Kacey Mottet-Klein)
Edith Scob Madame de Bressigny
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Directors

Anne Fontaine

Writers

Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine, Posy Simmonds, Declan May

Cast

Gemma Arterton Gemma Bovery
Jason Flemyng Charlie Bovery
Fabrice Luchini Martin Joubert
Elsa Zylberstein Wizzy
Mel Raido Patrick
Niels Schneider Hervé de Bressigny
Isabelle Candelier Valérie Joubert
Pip Torrens Rankin
Kacey Mottet Klein Julien Joubert (as Kacey Mottet-Klein)
Edith Scob Madame de Bressigny
Philippe Uchan Docteur Rivière
Pascale Arbillot La nouvelle voisine
Christian Sinniger Producteur de calva 1
Pierre Alloggia Producteur de calva 2
Patrice Le Mehauté Maître d'hôtel (as Patrice Le Méhauté)
Jean-Yves Freyburger Dîneur restaurant
Marianne Viville Pandora
Gaspard Beaucarne Rémi
Marie-Bénédicte Roy Mme Rivière

Producers

Editors

Annette Dutertre

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