The Adversary (L'Adversaire) 20 years old

The Adversary

Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film L'Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.


The Adversary Cast

Name Character
Géraldine Pailhas She was 31, now 52 years old as Christine Faure
François Cluzet He was 46, now 67 years old as Luc
François Berléand He was 50, now 71 years old as Rémi
Daniel Auteuil He was 52, now 73 years old as Jean-Marc Faure
Emanuelle Devos as Marianne

The Adversary Crew

Name Department
Jean-Marc Fabre as Cinematography. He was 38 (now 59) years old Crew
Frédéric Bélier-Garcia as Screenplay. He was 36 (now 57) years old Writing
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The Adversary (20 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
  • Runtime: 129 minutes