Potiche (2011)

Potiche
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy, Foreign, Period
Keywords 1970s, business, female protagonist, funny, marriage, play, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jean-Pierre Grédy Source Material (from play: "Potiche") 120786 4000003
Pierre Barillet Source Material (from play: "Potiche") 120786 4000002
François Ozon Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Yorick Le Saux Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Laure Gardette Editor n/a 172 7000001
Pascaline Chavanne Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Katia Wyszkop Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Philippe Rombi Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eric Altmayer Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nicolas Altmayer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Karin Viard Actor Nadege 1 1000004
Fabrice Luchini Actor Robert Pujol 1 1000003
Gérard Depardieu Actor Maurice Babin 1 1000002
Judith Godrèche Actor Joelle 1 1000005
Jeremie Renier Actor Laurent 1 1000006
François Ozon Director n/a 2 2000001
Ludivine Sagnier Actor n/a 1 1000008
Cécile De France Actor n/a 1 1000007
Catherine Deneuve Actor Suzanne 1 1000001
Synopsis
Set in a French bourgeois province in 1977, Suzanne is the submissive wife of rich industrialist Robert Pujol who runs his umbrella factory with an iron hand. After the workers go on strike and hold Robert captive, Suzanne ends up managing the factory instead of her husband, who is disowned by the staff. Distressed and in poor health, Robert goes away for a while and, to the surprise of most, Suzanne proves to be an assertive woman of action. With the help of the communist deputy she puts an end to the strike, gets the factory running again and improves the employees' working conditions. But when Robert returns from his trip in good health, the situation gets complicated.