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Unsophisticated Lady

Unsophisticated Lady

Original Name: La Pièce Rapportée
English Name: Unsophisticated Lady / Nice To Meet You
Year: 2020
Run Time: 86 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: France
Director: Antonin Peretjatko
Producer: Mathieu Verhaeghe, Thomas Verhaeghe
Cast: Josiane Balasko, Anais Demoustier, Philippe Katerine, William Lebghill, Sergi Lopez
Screenplay: Antonin Peretjatko, Noelle Renaude
Cinematographer: Simon Roca
Editor: Antonin Peretjatko
Sound Designer: Sarah Lelu
Music Composer: Mathieu Lamboley
Costume Designer: Sidonie Pontanier
Production Designer: Jérémy Duchier
Production Company: Atelier de Production
World Sales: Jeanne Loriotti
World Sales Phone: +33678603257
World Sales Email: Jeanne.loriotti@orange.com

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 La Loi de la Jungle
  • 2013 La Fille du 14 Juillet

Director’s Biography:

After graduating from the Louis Lumière school, Antonin Peretjatko began directing short films such as La Montagne égrenée (1998), L'Heure de pointe (2002), Changement de trottoir (2004) and French Kiss (2005). In 2009, he directed the making-of of Jacques Audiard's film Un Prophète, and then directed the following years the short films Paris Monopole (2010) and Les secrets de l'invisible (2011). In 2012, he directed a new making-of for Audiard, that of De rouille et d'os, and then began writing his first feature film, La Fille du 14 juillet, presented as part of the Directors' Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes FF.

Synopsis:

Paul Château-Têtard, a 45-year-old bachelor from the best of Parisian nobility, has – for the first time in his life – to take the Metro, and even buy a ticket. It is with extraordinary luck that the beautiful young Ava happens to be sitting at the counter: a spark ignites and wedding bells begin ringing in the distance.


However, Paul’s mother, “Queen” Adélaïde, thinks little of the marriage and even less of Ava. An heir would be most welcome, she thinks, but a baby is nowhere to be seen – and where does this lowly young lady spend the whole day anyway? Then shady detectives are set out to sniff out affairs. The “nobility” collides with the “rabble” over serious matters in a film full of French charm and ironic slapstick.