A Christmas Tale (2008)

Christmas Tale
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 32mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Family, Foreign, Holiday
Keywords Christmas
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Laurence Briaud Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gregoire Hetzel Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Dan Bevan Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Éric Gautier Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Agnes Feuvre Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000003
Arnaud Desplechin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Benoit Pilot Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Gabriele Roux Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Stephane Touitou Casting n/a 179 10000001
Nathalie Raoul Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Nicolas Cantin Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sylvain Malbrant Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Jean-Pierre LaForce Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
Mina Matsumura Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Sylvie Aid Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Eric Monteil Hair n/a 120794 13000002
Frederic Souquet Hair n/a 120794 13000003
Emmanuel Bourdieu Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Martine Cassinelli Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Samir Guesmi Actor Spatafora, the family friend at Roubaix 1 1000007
Helene Darras Actor n/a 1 1000008
Laurent Capelluto Actor Simon, Junon's nephew, the painter cousin 1 1000009
Emmanuelle Devos Actor Faunia, Henri's Lover 1 1000006
Anne Consigny Actor Elizabeth, their oldest child 1 1000005
Mathieu Amalric Actor Henri, their middle child 1 1000002
Melvil Poupaud Actor Ivan, their youngest child 1 1000003
Chiara Mastroianni Actor Sylvia, Ivan's wife 1 1000004
Jean-Paul Roussillon Actor Abel, Junon's husband 1 1000010
Hippolyte Girardot Actor Claude, Elizabeth's husband 1 1000011
Azize Kabouche Actor Dr. Zraidi, the oncologist 1 1000016
Arnaud Desplechin Director n/a 2 2000001
Pascal Caucheteux Producer n/a 3 3000001
Francoise Bertin Actor Rosaimee, Abel's mother's girlfriend 1 1000015
Clement Obled Actor Baptiste 1 1000014
Emile Berling Actor Paul, Elizabeth and Claude's son 1 1000012
Thomas Obled Actor Basile 1 1000013
Catherine Deneuve Actor Junon 1 1000001
Junon and Abel are the parents of three grown children: Elizabeth, a melancholic playwright with a mathematician husband and a tortured teenage son, Paul; Henri, the self-destructive black sheep, banished from family events by Elizabeth five years prior; youngest Ivan, the peacemaker, is married to the beautiful Sylvia and has two eccentric little boys; while a fourth--Joseph, the eldest--died from leukemia as a boy. When the disease reappears again in the family, all are tested to see who can be a donor, and then everyone--including lovesick cousin Simon and Henri's girlfriend, Faunia--return home for a long Christmas weekend. All crowded again under the same roof, solidarity quickly--and hilariously--devolves into feuding, drunkenness and bed-hopping, as everyone struggles to make sense of the mysteries of family, life, and what lies ahead.