Avenue Montaigne

Avenue Montaigne Release Date: February 16, 2007

Directed and co-written by Daniele Thompson (“La Bûche,” “Jet Lag”), and selected as France’s Official Entry for this year’s Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, “Avenue Montaigne” centers around Jessica (Cecile de France) a beautiful young woman from the provinces who comes to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne, the city’s nexus for art, music, theater and fashion. Jessica’s customers include a popular TV actress (ValĂ©rie Lemercier) who is courting a major Hollywood director (Sydney Pollack) for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector (Claude Brasseur) who is about to liquidate a lifetime’s worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious classical pianist (Albert Dupontel) who is at odds with his manager/wife (Laura Morante) as to where his career is headed. Precisely because Jessica doesn’t know how celebrated these people are, her guileles and completely unintimidated engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them – and ultimately her – “Avenue Montaigne.”

Starring: Michel VuillermozLaura MoranteSabrina OuazaniAnnelise HesmeGuillaume GallienneSydney PollackFranck AmiachValérie LemercierLaurent PetitgirardSusana PovedaFrançoise LépineKaori TsujiDaniMichèle BrousseJulia MolkhouChristopher ThompsonWerner KöchlerSimon de PuryClaude BrasseurLaurent MoutonFrançois RollinThierry MétaireauChristian HecqAlbert DupontelMarc RioufolCaroline MorinDaniel BenoinCécile De FranceÈve RuggieriSuzanne Flon
Genres: ComedyDramaRomance
Directed By: Danièle Thompson
Runtime: 106 minutes
Studio: Think
MPAA Rating PG-13