A Real Life

Original Title: Au Voleur

technical information

2009; France; Drama, Romance; 96 minutes; 35mm, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; Dolby SRD; Original Language: French; Subtitles: English

credits

Director
Sarah Leonor
Writer
Sarah Leonor, Emanuelle Jacob
D.O.P.
Laurent Desmet
Editor
Francois Quiqueré
Production Company
Les Films Hatari, Studio Orlando
Producer
Michel Klein, Laetitia Fèvre
Production Design
Brigitte Brassart
Costume Design
Marie Cesari
Make Up
Sylvy Ferrus

cast

Bruno
Guillaume Depardieu
Isabelle
Florence Loiret Caille
Manu
Jaques Nolot
Martin
Benjamin Wangermée
Ali
Rabah Nait Oufella
Nouria
Fejria Deliba
Emir
Bruno Clairefond
Stephan
Tony Lemaitre
Peron
Frédéric Jessua
  • Sarah Leonor
  • Guillaume Depardieu
  • Florence Loiret Caille

Sarah Leonor

Born in 1970 in Strasbourg, Sarah Leonor grew up in Mulhouse, where as an adolescent she took up photography and discovered cinema as an open window to the world. Back in Strasbourg, she studied art history and Russian for two years and then started working with the film magazine Limelight. With a friend who was studying cinematography at the Ecole Louis Lumière she co-directed a first short documentary, Napoli 90’ (1994). After Les limbes (1997), she made L’arpenteur (2001) in collaboration with Michel Klein, a medium-length film that won the Jean Vigo Prize the following year and that recounts the first trip to Armenia made by Avédis, a young Frenchman of Armenian origin employed to draw up plans for a road that will link two villages in the south of the country. A Real Life (aka Au Voleur) is her first feature film.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2003
Le lac et la rivière
Short
2001
L'arpenteur
photo of Sarah Leonor

Guillaume Depardieu

Revealed in 1992 in Alain Corneau’s All the Mornings of the World, for which he learned to play the viola da gamba, Guillaume Depardieu’s talent was confirmed in Pierre Salvadori’s comedy, The Apprentices, in an amusing scene in which he skies down a staircase. Parallel to these comedies in which he was so brilliant, he was Josée Dayan’s favourite actor in several of her TV productions (The Count of Monte Cristo in 1998, Castle in Sweden in 2008).

He also played a tormented hero for Leos Carax and, more recently, a crazily in love army general for Jacques Rivette, a lost soldier for Serge Bozon and a homeless person in Pierre Schoeller’s first feature.

He was never better than in the extreme roles of marginal characters, played with a subtle panache, echoing his own personal borderline lifestyle.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2009
Au voleur
2008
Les inséparables
2008
De la guerre
2008
Versailles
2007
Peur(s) du noir
1999
Pola X
1995
Les apprentis
1991
Tous les matins du monde
photo of Guillaume Depardieu

Florence Loiret Caille

After spending her youth in Indonesia, Florence Loiret came back to France to study comedy. She was discovered in Claire Denis’ Trouble Every Day in 2001, and has then worked with numerous directors like Erick Zonca, Benoît Jacquot, Michael Haneke, Xavier Giannoli, Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, Agnès Jaoui and, more recently, Zabou Breitman in Someone I Loved, for which she was nominated as best upcoming actress at the Cesar Academy. She also is the faithful accomplice of Jérôme Bonnell, for whom she played a young girl in mourning in Olga’s Chignon, a prostitute in Waiting for Someone and Malik Zidi’s borderline sister in The Queen of Clubs.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2013
Les salauds
2012
Il était une foi
2012
Queen of Montreuil
2011
Rituels meurtriers
2011
Trouble Every Day
2010
La petite chambre
Short
2013
Les filles de la Côte d'Azur
1997
Seule
photo of Florence Loiret Caille
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