The Adversary (film)

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Directed by Nicole Garcia
Produced by Alain Sarde
Written by Frederic Belier-Garcia and Jacques Fieschi, from the book by Emmanuel Carrère
Starring Daniel Auteuil,
Géraldine Pailhas
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography Jean-Marc Fabre
Edited by Emmanuelle Castro
Release date(s) 28 August 2002
Running time 130 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office 9,062,658 €

The Adversary (French: L'adversaire) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Nicole Garcia, starring Daniel Auteuil and Géraldine Pailhas.

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.[1] At the César Awards 2003 Auteuil was nominated as Best actor, François Cluzet as Best supporting actor and Emmanuelle Devos as Best supporting actress.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Adversary". Retrieved 2009-10-25. 

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