|Directed by||Dominik Moll|
|Produced by||Gilles Marchand
|Written by||Gilles Marchand
|Distributed by||Diaphana Films|
|Release date(s)||11 May 2005|
|Running time||129 minutes|
Lemming (2005) is a psychological thriller film, directed by Dominik Moll and starring André Dussollier, Charlotte Rampling, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Laurent Lucas. It was entered into the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Alain Getty (Lucas) is a Home Automation Engineer who accepts a job in the south of France and moves there with his wife Bénédicte (Gainsbourg). After three months, his new boss (Dussollier) invites himself and his wife Alice (Rampling) to dinner at Alain's house. They arrive late and create a scene with their marital problems and Alice is then despicably rude to Benedicte. Things go downhill from there, beginning with Alain's discovery of an unconscious rodent lodged in the S-bend of the kitchen sink.
When Alain pulls the animal out of the S-bend, it seems lifeless, but revives later. Bénédicte takes it to a veterinarian, who identifies it with some surprise as a lemming, a Scandinavian animal that does not live in France in the wild.
Alice, after an unsuccessful attempt at seducing Alain, turns up at his house in the day time and takes her own life. Alain and Bénédicte's idyllic home life begins to disintegrate.
- Laurent Lucas - Alain Getty
- Charlotte Gainsbourg - Bénédicte Getty
- Charlotte Rampling - Alice Pollock
- André Dussollier - Richard Pollock
- Jacques Bonnaffé - Nicolas Chevalier
- Véronique Affholder - Francine
- Michel Cassagne - Le vétérinaire
- Florence Desille - L'infirmière
- Emmanuel Gayet - Le médecin de garde
- Félix Gonzales - Félix, le fils du voisin
- Nicolas Jouhet - L'employé des eaux
- Fabrice Robert - Bruno
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