R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »
According to director Anne Fontaine, Isabelle Huppert' convinced her to consider Gemma Arterton for the lead role. Fontaine previously rejected Arterton because she had starred in another film adaptation of a Posy Simmonds graphic novel, Tamara Drewe (2010).
This will only end badly
Martin Joubert: There is a moment when life imitates art
Martin believes that his next neighbor is Russian, but she's really from Rouen. When he meets Madame Mercier he's so surprised by her fluent French that he asks where she learned it. "At school like everyone else" she misleadingly replies, when in fact she would've learned her native tongue as a small child from her parents.
$3,440,040 (France) (28 September 2014)
$191,512 (USA) (30 August 2015)