The Cost of Living

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: July 23, 2004
DVD: February 1, 2005

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Cast: Vincent Lindon, Fabrice Luchini, Géraldine Pailhas, Lorànt Deutsch, Isild Le Besco, Claude Rich


In Lyon, the paths of people from different social backgrounds cross, all of whom have something in common: a neurotic relationship with money. A stingy senior executive meets an expensive prostitute, who introduces him to the pleasure of frivolous spending. A generous restaurateur who is soon to be a father tries to avoid the baliff because he's on the verge of bankruptcy.

An inexperienced, awkward waitress is a wealthy heiress trying to hide her true identity. After a heart attack, an industrialist decides to sell all of his factories.

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Studio: Pathé
Producer(s): Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Screenplay: Philippe Le Guay, Jean-François Goyet
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