Looking for Hortense

Looking for Hortense (original title: Cherchez Hortense) is a 2012 French comedy-drama film directed by Pascal Bonitzer.

Looking for Hortense
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Film poster
Directed byPascal Bonitzer
Produced bySaïd Ben Saïd
Sarah Borch-Jacobsen
Kevin Chneiweiss
Written byPascal Bonitzer
Agnès de Sacy
StarringJean-Pierre Bacri
Kristin Scott Thomas
Isabelle Carré
Claude Rich
Music byAleksey Aygi
CinematographyRomain Winding
Edited byElise Fievet
SBS Productions
Distributed byLe Pacte
Release date
  • 5 September 2012 (2012-09-05)
Running time
100 minutes
Budget$4.5 million
Box office$3.3 million[1]


Damien, Chinese civilization teacher, is instructed by his wife Iva to ask his father, The Council of State, to help to prevent the expulsion of a young woman of Serbian origin.


Critical receptionEdit

The film received mixed reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 50% of 16 critics gave the film a positive review, for an average rating of 5.3/10.[2]


Award Category Recipient Result
César Award Best Actor Jean-Pierre Bacri Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Claude Rich Nominated


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