Alain Resnais

France 100 min. min Fiction


Marguerite is a successful dentist with a busy practice and an offbeat hobby, flying small airplanes. One day, Marguerite loses her wallet, and it’s found by Georges, a seemingly happy man with a wife, Suzanne, and two children. As Georges looks through the wallet and examines the photos of Marguerite, he finds he’s fascinated with her and her life, and soon his curiosity about her becomes an obsession.


Alain Resnais

(Vannes, 1922 – Paris, 2014) One of unorthodox, influential film directors appearing in France in the late 1950s. From 1946 to 1948 he directed several artist portraits on 16 mm and made his first documentary, Night and Fog, in 1955, received the Prix Jean Vigo. Throughout his career, his features frequently made rounds within the festival circuit and earned him numerous awards at Venice Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Berlinale. For his latest film, Life of Riley, he won the FIPRESCI Award during the 64th edition of Berlinale.


Alain Resnais

Film information

Original Title: Les herbes folles
Director: Alain Resnais
Script: Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet, based on the text of Christian Gailly
Contact: Karma Films
With: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Michel Vuillermoz, Anne Consigny, Cédéric Deruytère
Country: France
Year: 2009
Format: DCP
Length: 100 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2015