A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël) 16 years old

The dilemma. The reunion

A Christmas Tale

When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in many years, their intricate, long denied resentments and yearnings emerge again.


A Christmas Tale Cast

Name Character
Anne Consigny She was 44, now 60 years old as Elizabeth, their oldest child
Mathieu Amalric He was 42, now 58 years old as Henri, their middle child
Catherine Deneuve She was 64, now 80 years old as Junon
Melvil Poupaud He was 35, now 51 years old as Ivan, their youngest child
Emmanuelle Devos She was 44, now 60 years old as Faunia, Henri's lover
Françoise Bertin She was 82, 89 years old when she died as Rosaimée, Abel's mother's girlfriend
Laurent Capelluto He was 37, now 53 years old as Simon, Junon's nephew - the painter cousin
Samir Guesmi He was 40, now 56 years old as Spatafora, the family friend at Roubaix
Hippolyte Girardot He was 52, now 68 years old as Claude, Elizabeth's husband
Émile Berling He was 17, now 33 years old as Paull, Elizabeth and Claude's son
Chiara Mastroianni She was 35, now 51 years old as Sylvia, Ivan's wife
Thomas Obled as Basile, Ivan and Sylvia's son
Hélène Darras as The Saleswoman
Azize Kabouche He was 47, now 63 years old as Doctor Zraïdi, the oncologist
Clément Obled as Baptiste, Ivan and Sylvia's son
Jean-Paul Roussillon He was 77, 78 years old when he died as Abel, Junon's husband

A Christmas Tale Crew

Name Department
Eric Gautier as Director of Photography. Camera
Grégoire Hetzel as Original Music Composer. He was 36 (now 52) years old Sound
Laurence Briaud as Editor. She was 55 (now 71) years old Editing
Pascal Caucheteux as Producer. He was 47 (now 63) years old Production
Arnaud Desplechin as Director. He was 47 (now 63) years old Directing
Arnaud Desplechin as Writer. He was 47 (now 63) years old Writing
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A Christmas Tale (16 years)

The dilemma. The reunion

  • Release day: Friday, May 16, 2008
  • Runtime: 152 minutes
  • Revenue: 7356393.00