The Counterfeiters (2010 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Counterfeiters
Les Faux Monnayeurs poster.jpg
Region 2 DVD cover
Directed byBenoît Jacquot
Produced byGuy Séligmann
Written byBenoît Jacquot
Based onLes Faux-Monnayeurs
by André Gide
StarringMelvil Poupaud
Maxime Berger
Dolores Chaplin
Music byBruno Coulais
CinematographyRomain Winding
Edited byLuc Barnier
Carrimages 5
France 2 (FR2)
Sodaperaga Productions
Distributed byOptimale
Release date
  • 28 January 2010 (2010-01-28) (Fipa Film Festival)
  • 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05) (France)
Running time
120 minutes

The Counterfeiters (French: Les Faux-monnayeurs) is a 2010 television film based on the 1925 novel The Counterfeiters by André Gide. The two-hour film was directed by Benoît Jacquot and stars Melvil Poupaud as Edouard X., Maxime Berger as Olivier, and Dolores Chaplin as Lady Lilian Griffith.

Originally Jacquot, who is also the screenwriter, had planned this project as a 180-minute two-parter, but this was later reduced to a 120-minute telefilm.[1]

The film premiered on France 2 on January 5, 2011.[2][3] In March 2012, it was released on region 2 DVD by Optimale.[4]


  • Melvil Poupaud as Edouard
  • Patrick Mille as Robert de Passavant
  • Jules-Angelo Bigarnet as Bernard
  • Maxime Berger as Olivier
  • Laurence Cordier as Laura Azaïs
  • Vladimir Consigny as Vincent
  • Dolores Chaplin as Lilian Griffith
  • Jean-Marc Stehlé as M. Lapérouse
  • Anne Bennent as Sphroniska
  • Thomas Momplot as Georges
  • Sandrine Dumas as Pauline
  • Daniel Martin as Oscar
  • Anne Duverneuil as Sarah
  • Hervé Pierre as M. Profitendieu
  • Catherine Davenier as Mme Profitendieu
  • Pavel Stepantchuk as Boris
  • Jean-Damien Barbin as Alfred Jarry


External links[edit]