Looking for Hortense

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

Looking for Hortense
Cherchez Hortense poster.jpg
Film poster
FrenchCherchez Hortense
Directed byPascal Bonitzer
Written byPascal Bonitzer
Agnès de Sacy
Produced bySaïd Ben Saïd
Sarah Borch-Jacobsen
Kevin Chneiweiss
StarringJean-Pierre Bacri
Kristin Scott Thomas
Isabelle Carré
Claude Rich
CinematographyRomain Winding
Edited byElise Fievet
Music byAleksey Aygi
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. As of June 2020, the film holds a 56% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 18 reviews with an average rating of 5.35/10.[2]


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


  1. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=12892
  2. ^ "Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) (2012)". Retrieved 4 June 2020 – via www.rottentomatoes.com.

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