Place Vendôme (film)
|Directed by||Nicole Garcia|
|Produced by||Alain Sarde|
|Written by||Jacques Fieschi|
|Music by||Richard Robbins|
|Edited by||Luc Barnier|
|Box office||$13.1 million|
Vincent Malivert is the head of a prestigious jewel broker’s firm on the exclusive Place Vendôme. Hampered by debt and implicated in trafficking of stolen jewels, he commits suicide, leaving his wife Marianne to pick up the pieces.
Marianne, who has spent the last few years in and out of a clinic recovering from alcoholism, discovers a set of perfect cut diamonds in her husband’s safe. Although she knows the diamonds are probably stolen, she decides to use this opportunity to rebuild her life and sets about trying to find a buyer for the hidden jewels. Unwittingly, she is drawn to a shady dealer named Battistelli, the very man who drove her into a disastrous and loveless marriage.
- Catherine Deneuve as Marianne Malivert
- Jean-Pierre Bacri as Jean-Pierre
- Emmanuelle Seigner as Nathalie
- Jacques Dutronc as Battistelli
- Bernard Fresson as Vincent Malivert
- François Berléand as Eric Malivert
- Dragan Nikolić as Janos
- Larry Lamb as Christopher Makos
- Otto Tausig as Samy
- László Szabó as Charlie Rosen
- Elisabeth Commelin as Mademoiselle Pierson
- Philippe Clévenot as Kleiser
- Malik Zidi as Sam's Son
- Éric Ruf as Phillipe Ternece
- Nidal Al-Askhar as Saliha
- Julian Fellowes as Wajman
- Michael Culkin as De Beers Man
In the New York Times, David Kehr wrote, "despite its many flaws, the film never loses its focus on its fascinating central figure. Grandly suffering, grandly triumphant or just plain grand, Ms. Deneuve is a spectacle to behold."
- "Place Vendome (1998): For Deneuve, a Setting In Which She Sparkles". New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2013.