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A Head for Business (2000)

Le sens des affaires (original title)
A small French bank must find a way to recover the money embezelled by an employee to fund his film adaption of Checkov's "Three Sisters"


Credited cast:
Féodor Atkine ... Jean-François de Roquemaurel
Claire Keim ... Laetitia Zoët
Albert Delpy ... Edouard
Guy-Philippe Bertin Guy-Philippe Bertin ... Dutillard
Patrice Bornand Patrice Bornand ... Patrice
Dominique Compagnon Dominique Compagnon ... Lepetit
Claude Koener Claude Koener ... Claude
François Levantal François Levantal ... Etienne Bac
Philip Best Philip Best ... Stuart Dean
Jacques Brylant Jacques Brylant ... Jacques (as Jacques Bryland)
Armelle Armelle ... Olga
Rebecca Pinette-Dorin Rebecca Pinette-Dorin ... L'Americaine (as Rebecca Pinette)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne-Sophie Capdet Anne-Sophie Capdet ... La baigneuse
Juliet Dunn Juliet Dunn ... C.E.O.
Michael Otis


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Dutillard is an amateur film maker working as a computer programmer for a small French investment bank. When the bank finds that it has been forced to fork over $104 million to fund Dutillard's film, Chekov's "Three Sisters", and that it has no legal recourse against him, the bank must find a way to make the film profitable. They float around a few ideas including a nude gang bang with the prettier sister, but the horrified Dutilliard comes up with a plan, buy the rights to a blockbuster and package the TV rights with those for the Three Sisters. Before they know it the bankers find them self flying to London and New York to raise money and buy a major film studio. Written by Peter Clay

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Very Funny
16 January 2005 | by mjomodelsSee all my reviews

I happened to catch this on Sydney's SBS (great TV station that airs a lot of foreign language films) and I have to say that I enjoyed the film immensely. It begins with the question: how can a small financial company save itself from bankruptcy? Why - make a movie that will have universal appeal! The solution? Checkhov's Three Sisters - but, as one executive says, 'it must have nice tits in it!'

The script writing was very clever, and the acting well-done. It takes swipes at Hollywood without being "rude," and delivers plenty of laughs. The film, although a comedy, also delivers plenty for the "thinking person," with its clever plot twists. It plays out like a gigantic chess game, with the "little guy" in a tour de force. A winner in my book.

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23 August 2000 (France) See more »

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