Venus Beauty Institute (French)


1h 40m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Nadine works in a beauty parlor in Paris. Aware of her fading beauty, she dates casually, but is fearful of the pitfalls of serious relationships. Her co-workers are the popular Samantha and young Marie, who is intrigued by a well-off widower who has become a regular customer. When Nadine is jilted

Film Details

Also Known As
Venus Beaute Institut, Venus Beauty, Venus Institute, Venus, Beaute, Vénus beauté (institut), salón de belleza
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Centre National Du Cinema; Mikros Image; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
LOT 47 FILMS/LOT 47-GOLDWYN; Arsenal Filmverleih; Gala Film Distributors Ltd; Les Films De L'Elysee; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Nadine works in a beauty parlor in Paris. Aware of her fading beauty, she dates casually, but is fearful of the pitfalls of serious relationships. Her co-workers are the popular Samantha and young Marie, who is intrigued by a well-off widower who has become a regular customer. When Nadine is jilted in public, a man who sees her follows her to the salon and declares his love for her. Along with such amorous problems, Nadine deals with various customers, from the sympathetic to the crazy.

Crew

Marie-claire Alain

Other

Francoise Andrejka Anastassios

Makeup

Jaques Audiard

Screenplay Collaborator

Nicolas Becker

Sound Effects

G Biesel

Song ("Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour")

Luis Bonfa

Song ("Manha Do Carnaval")

Marc Bordure

Production Controller

Alexandra Bourdon

Unit Manager

Khalil Chahine

Music; Guitar

Khalil Chahine

Music Arranger

Cedric Chami

Hair

Dominique Colladant

Special Makeup Effects

Jacques Comets

Editor

Gérard De Battista

Director Of Photography

Les Petits Chanteurs De Saint Laurent

Other

Stephane Degnieau

Director Of Photography

Nathalie Duroscoat

Costume Designer

Jean-jacques Ferran

Sound

Bruno Fontaine

Music Arranger

Eddie Gaydu

Unit Manager

Claire Gerard-hirne

Costume Designer

Bruno Ghariani

Unit Manager

Malek Hamzaoui

Production Manager

Malek Hamzaoui

Executive Producer

Francoise Hardy

Song ("Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour")

Ludovic Henault

Post-Production Audio

Philippe Laffont

Music Recording

Gerard Lamps

Sound Re-Recording

Gerard Lamps

Sound Mixer

Anne Le Campion

Sound Effects Recording

Bruno Levy

Casting

Francois Llenas

Song ("Manha Do Carnaval")

Didier Lozahic

Music Recording

Antonio Maria

Song ("Manha Do Carnaval")

J M Marrier

Songs ("Sweet Lessons Of Love" "You Are The Woman")

Tonie Marshall

Screenwriter

Camille Maurane

Solo Baritone ("Nuit De Noel")

Chris Max

Post-Synchronization

Josiane Morand

Script Supervisor

Mathilde Muyard

Sound Editor

N Neidhart

Songs ("Sweet Lessons Of Love" "You Are The Woman" "Rilax No 1" "Rilax No 2" "Rilax No 3")

Isabelle Pailley

Co-Producer

Claire Paris

Orchestra Director

Nadine Perront

Production Coordinator

Emmanuelle Pinet

Co-Producer

R J Renard

Song ("Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour")

Gilles Sandoz

Producer

Omar Yousfi Scott

Unit Manager

Helen Steve

Song ("Samuel")

S Storch

Songs ("Rilax No 1" "Rilax No 2" "Rilax No 3")

Patrick Taieb

Song ("Samuel")

Sttphane Thitbaut

Post-Production Audio

Eric Thomas

Sound

James Unger

Special Snow Effects

Michel Vandestien

Production Designer

Eric Vassard

Unit Manager

Marion Vernoux

Screenplay Collaborator

L'abbe Zurfluh

Song ("Nuit De Noel")

Film Details

Also Known As
Venus Beaute Institut, Venus Beauty, Venus Institute, Venus, Beaute, Vénus beauté (institut), salón de belleza
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Centre National Du Cinema; Mikros Image; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
LOT 47 FILMS/LOT 47-GOLDWYN; Arsenal Filmverleih; Gala Film Distributors Ltd; Les Films De L'Elysee; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-Winner, along with "An Affair of Love" (France/1999), of the award for Best Actress (Nathalie Baye) at the 2000 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of four 1999 Cesar Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Female Hope (Audrey Tautou).

Released in United States Fall October 27, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 12, 2001

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.

Released in United States Fall October 27, 2000 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video June 12, 2001

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Today" March 12-21, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.)