The Adversary

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: July 4, 2003 - Quebec release: July 4, 2003

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Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, François Cluzet, Emanuelle Devos, Bernard Fresson, François Berléand


To his family and friends, Jean-Marc Faure is a brilliant doctor. In reality, this man has been living a lie for many years: he never passed his doctor’s exams and has not been employed for 18 years. He supports his family by slowly emptying his parents’ retirement funds. Each day, Jean-Marc gets into his car and pretends to go to work.

But he spends his days doing nothing, sitting in his car at the side of a road or at table in a cafeteria. But when he realizes his lies may become exposed, he makes a fateful decision.

Director: Nicole Garcia
Studio: Canal+
Producer(s): Alain Sarde
Screenplay: Jacques Fieschi
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