name = L'Adversaire
writer = Frederic Belier-Garcia and Jacques Fieschi, from the book by
Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas
music = Angelo Badalamenti
cinematography = Jean-Marc Fabre
editing = Emmanuelle Castro
released = flagicon|France
28 August 2002
runtime = 130 mins.
country = flag|France
language = French
amg_id = 1:266064
imdb_id = 0273069
"L'Adversaire" (The Adversary) is a 2002 French drama directed by
Nicole Garcia, starring Daniel Auteuiland Géraldine Pailhas.
Based on the 2000 book of the same name by
Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. "L'Adversaire"'s protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film " L'Emploi du Temps".
The film was nominated for a
Palme d'Orat the Cannes Film Festivalin 2002. At the César Awards 2003Auteuil was nominated as Best actor, François Cluzetas Best supporting actor and Emmanuelle Devosas Best supporting actress.
*Daniel Auteuil ... Jean-Marc Faure
*Géraldine Pailhas ... Christine Faure
François Cluzet... Luc
Emmanuelle Devos... Marianne
Alice Fauvet... Alice
Martin Jobert... Vincent
Michel Cassagne... Le père de Jean-Marc
Joséphine Derenne... La mère de Jean-Marc
Anne Loiret... Cécile
Olivier Cruveiller... Jean-Jacques
Nadine Alari... La mère de Christine
*Nicolas Abraham ... Xavier
Bernard Fresson... Le père de Christine
François Berléand... Rémi
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