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Sku: 226654798
UPC: 774212000652
UPC 14: 00774212000652
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Actors: Agns Jaoui - Guillaume de Tonquedec - Jamel Debbouze - Jean-Pierre Bacri - Pascale Arbillot. Director: Agns Jaoui. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 98 Minutes. Language: French. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Comedy. Release Year: 2008.
Editor's Note
The acclaimed filmmaking team of Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri (LOOK AT ME, THE TASTE OF OTHERS) returns for another Woody Allen-esque dramedy of manners. Jaoui plays Agathe Villanova, a successful feminist and author who is about to throw her hat into the political ring. Before she does that, she heads to the south of France to visit her childhood home and help her sister, Florence (Pascale Arbillot), take care of some family affairs. Once there, Agathe is approached by bumbling documentary filmmaker Michel Ronsard (Bacri) and his new partner, Karim (Jamel Debbouze)--who happens to be the son of Agathe's lifelong family maid, Mimouna (Mimouna Hadji)--who want to make a video profile of her. Against her better judgment, she accepts. As the days wear on, the assembled characters find themselves wrapped up in crises of their own.

With LET IT RAIN, Jaoui reconfirms her ability to craft a rich, fully developed narrative that bristles with humor. This time around, she adds further dramatic dimension to the drama by introducing elements of racism and classism into the story. Yet just when the situation appears to be too dire, she allows humor to return. It's a delicate balancing act, but with the help of Bacri and her accomplished cast, she makes it seem effortless and easy. LET IT RAIN makes for some thoughtfully entertaining viewing.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Inet Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/24/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 7/28/2009
Video UPC UPC: 00774212000652
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
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Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Mimouna Hadji
Video Cast Info Laurent Jarroir
Video Cast Info Guillaume de Tonquedec
Video Cast Info Florence Loiret-Caille
Video Cast Info Agnes Jaoui
Video Cast Info Pascale Arbillot
Video Cast Info Frederic Pierrot
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Bacri
Video Cast Info Jamel Debbouze
Video Cast Info Anne Werner
Video Cast Info David Quesemand - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Jean-Philippe Andraca - Producer
Video Cast Info Christian Berard - Producer
Video Cast Info Agnes Jaoui - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Bacri - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Agnes Jaoui - Director

Professional Reviews

Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "[The filmmakers] take on issues of class, race and loyalty in a droll way that has shades of Woody Allenesque humor. Watchable, well acted adn eminently appealing to lovers of Gallic cinema." 05/13/2010

New York Times
"As critical as she can be of her characters, Ms. Jaoui portrays them with the evenhanded sympathy of a wise therapist who likes her patients despite their annoying foibles." 06/18/2010

Entertainment Weekly
"Jaoui neatly, gently, firmly slips political commentary into the film's articulate mayhem." -- Grade: A 06/24/2010

Wall Street Journal
"[A] beautifully strange and affecting comedy....It's about people struggling valiantly, and not always in vain, to bridge the spaces between them." 06/25/2010

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