Anne Fontaine

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Girl from Monaco (The)

A brilliant and neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a seventy-year-old criminal. But, instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil who turns him into a complete wreck. Hopefully, his zealous bodyguard will step in and put (...)


Born in Luxemburg, Anne Fontaine started out in the cinema as an actress in comedies such as P.R.O.F.S (1985). In 1986 she directed the stage play Voyage au bout de la nuit, starring Fabrice Luchini, before directing her first feature film, Les histoires d'amour finissent mal... en général, which won the Prix Jean Vigo in 1993. In 1995 she made a mid-length film, Augustin, about a very timid person, whom she featured again in 1999, in Augustin, roi du kung-fu. In between times, Anne Fontaine directed Charles Berling, Miou-Miou and Stanislas Merhar in Nettoyage à sec (1997). She worked with Charles Berling again four years later on Comment j'ai tué mon père, selected for Locarno and for which Michel Bouquet won the César for Best Actor. In 2003 she recounted a love triangle in Nathalie, with Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant and Emmanuelle Béart, followed by Entre ses mains (2005) and Nouvelle chance (2006).