The Players (film)

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The Players
Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot
Fred Cavayé
Alexandre Courtès
Jean Dujardin[1]
Michel Hazanavicius
Jan Kounen
Éric Lartigau
Gilles Lellouche
Produced by Jean Dujardin[1]
Marc Dujardin
Éric Hannezo
Guillaume Lacroix
Written by Nicolas Bedos
Philippe Caverivière
Jean Dujardin[1]
Stéphane Joly
Gilles Lellouche
Starring Jean Dujardin
Gilles Lellouche
Music by Pino D'Angiò
Evgueni Galperine
Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman
Edited by Anny Danché
Distributed by Mars Films
Release date
  • February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
Running time
109 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $12 million[2]
Box office $21.6 million[3]

The Players (French: Les Infidèles) is a 2012 omnibus comedy film starring Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche, with each of them also directing and writing a segment.


Series of vignettes about the theme of male infidelity and its adulterous variants.[1]


The posters for the film on which Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche can be seen in suggestive positions (like gripping a pair of naked female legs) attracted accusations of sexism.[1][4] The French professional authority of regulation for advertising received four official complaints accusing the posters of sexism. Following this controversy, the posters were taken down, and the distributor excused himself.[5] Jean Dujardin refers to I mostri by Dino Risi. The original copy of the film included a scene where a man talks to a woman while a plane crashes into the World Trade Center. Reportedly this scene has been censored to have better chances to get an Academy Award.[6]



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