Belle maman (Step Mother) is a 1999 comedic French film starring Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Lindon, Line Renaud, Stéphane Audran, Idris Elba (in his debut), Françoise Lépine and directed by Gabriel Aghion.[2][3] The title translates into English as "mother in law".

Belle maman (Step Mother)
Directed byGabriel Aghion
Written byGabriel Aghion (screenplay)
Danièle Thompson (screenplay)
Jean-Marie Duprez (novel)
Produced byBruno Pésery
Xavier Castano
StarringCatherine Deneuve
Vincent Lindon
Line Renaud
Mathilde Seigner
Stéphane Audran
Idris Elba
Françoise Lépine
Artus de Penguern
Danièle Lebrun
Laurent Lafitte
Jean-Marie Winling
CinematographyRomain Winding
Edited byLuc Barnier
Distributed byPathé Distribution
Running time
102 minutes
BudgetUS$10.1 million
Box officeUS$7.5 million[1]


A comedy about the ideal dysfunctional family in modern France, the grandmother is a lesbian, her girlfriend is mentally unstable, her daughter is a free spirit and her granddaughter is a seriously uptight attorney.

Antoine (Vincent Lindon) is all set to marry his pregnant girlfriend when he falls hopelessly in love with her mother, Léa played by the incomparable, Catherine Deneuve. The film is a fun and energetic romantic comedy with a couple of music scenes featuring Catherine Deneuve singing.


  1. ^ JP. "Belle maman (1999) – JPBox-Office". Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ Dupont, Joan. "Movie Guide : Belle-Maman". Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Meine schöne Schwiegermutter". Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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