Thursday 1st September 2011
Based on the play of the same name by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy, starring Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu and Fabrice Luchini, Potiche is out to own on DVD and Blu-Ray on 10th October 2011 from Optimum Home Entertainment.
North of France, Sainte-Gudule, 1977. Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve: 8 Women, Dancer In The Dark) is a placid housebound 'trophy housewife' (or "potiche") of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini: Paris, Moliere), who oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and wife. When the workers go on strike and take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when Robert returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated. Gerard Depardieu (Greencard, Cyrano De Bergerac) plays Babin, a former union leader and Suzanne's ex-beau who still holds a flame for her.
Acclaimed writer-director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Under The Sand and Time To Leave), who had previously directed Ms. Deneuve in the international hit 8 Women, turns the original play on its head to create his own satirical and contemporary take on Sarkozy's France, the war between the sexes and the class divide.
Potiche reunites French cinema legends Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in an ensemble cast that includes comic greats Fabrice Luchini and Karin Viard (Delicatessen) as Luchini's secretary and mistress, while Judith Godreche (Pot Luck) and Jeremie Renier (In Bruges, L'Enfant) play the Pujols' entitled daughter and sexually ambiguous son.
- Interviews Catherine Deneuve & François Ozon
- Making Of
- Test Costumes
- Teaser Trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.