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 »
Gemma Arterton learned to speak French for the film with the help of her French boyfriend Franklin Ohannessian, who also worked on the production. She didn't speak a word of French when she cast in the film.
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)