Sur mes lèvres



Carla Bhem has worked as a secretary for a property development company for a Jong time. Her job, basically, is everything: from handling files and answering the phone to drafting estimates and dealing with suppliers. First to arrive in the morning, last out at night... And her reward? Be paid like a serf, treated like mud and ordered around like a dog. Carla has had enough. She thinks she deserves better. Only trouble is, in a male-dominated society, what hope is there for a 35-year-old woman with a so-so physique and a hearing aid in both ears? The solution's name is Paul Angeli, the new trainee she manages to have hired. Paul is 25 years old and completely unskilled in property development - in fact, he's clueless. But he makes up for it in other ways: he's a thief, fresh out of jail, and good-looking into the bargain. As the saying goes, "It takes two to tango." She teaches him good manners and he teaches her bad ones.The intial results of their combined efforts are instantly encouraging...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jacques Audiard

Written by: Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista

Produced by: Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Bernard Marescot

Cinematography: Mathieu Vadepied

Editing: Juliette Welfling

Costume Design: Virginie Montel

Make-Up & Hair: Frédérique Ney

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat

Sound Design: Marc-Antoine Beldent

Cast: Vincent Cassel (Paul Angeli), Olivia Bonamy (Annie), Olivier Gourmet (Marchand), Bernard Alane (Morel), Olivier Perrier (Masson), Céline Samie (Josie Marchand), Emmanuelle Devos (Carla Behm)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2002
  • European Screenwriter 2002
  • Feature Film Selection 2002