The Adversary (film)

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The Adversary
The Adversary (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Nicole Garcia
Produced by Alain Sarde
Written by Frederic Belier-Garcia
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
Distributed by Bac Films
Release date
  • 28 August 2002 (2002-08-28)
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.[1]


The film is based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère which 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.[2] 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. ^ "The Adversary". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Adversary". Retrieved 2009-10-25. 

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