The Adversary

The Adversary

129 mins | Drama, Crime, Mystery | Aug. 28, 2002

Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film L'Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

The Adversary

129 mins | Drama, Crime, Mystery | Aug. 28, 2002

The Adversary
Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film L'Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
IMDb rating 6.8
Producers Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films Alain Sarde, Vega Film, Vértigo Films, Pauline's Angel
Original title L'Adversaire
Directors Nicole Garcia
Writers Nicole Garcia, Frédéric Bélier-Garcia

Cast

Daniel Auteuil

as Jean-Marc Faure

Géraldine Pailhas

as Christine Faure

Emanuelle Devos

as Marianne