Merci Docteur Rey!

Merci Docteur Rey!

Director: Andrew Litvack Cast: Dianne Wiest, Jane Birkin, Stanislas Merhar



After making a living by providing English subtitle translation to numerous French films, American filmmaker Andrew Litvack makes his debut as a writer/director with the Merchant Ivory production Merci Docteur Rey. Set in Paris, this farcical comedy involves the troubles of young gay man Thomas (Stanislas Merhar). First his opera diva mother, Elisabeth (Dianne Wiest), comes for a visit and she doesn't know he's gay. When he accepts a blind date with someone from an online chat room, he ends up witnessing a murder and possibly discovering the identity of his real father. Eventually he ends up telling his story to a therapist, who is instead replaced by unstable voice-over actress Penelope (Jane Birkin). Also includes cameo appearances by Vanessa Redgrave, Simon Callow, Bulle Ogier, and Jerry Hall. Merci Docteur Rey was shown at the 2002 Mill Valley Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2005
UPC: 0014381042122
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:32:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dianne Wiest Elisabeth Beaumont
Jane Birkin Penelope
Stanislas Merhar Thomas Beaumont
Bulle Ogier Claude Sabrie
Karim Saleh Murderer
Didier Flamand Detective
Roschdy Zem Taxi Driver
Nathalie Richard Radio Interviewer
Dan Herzberg Rollerboy
Simon Callow Bob
Jerry Hall Sybil
Vanessa Redgrave Herself
Yousry Nasrallah TV Interviewer
Canaan Marguerite Gigolo 1
Olivier Augrond Gigolo 2
Christophe Fleuret Gigolo 3
Ruth Handlen Dr Rey
Vanina Vignal Florist
Franck Lorrain Boy 1
Johanna Font Boy 2
Volodia Serra Boy 3
Hosh Ibrahim Police Officer
Johanna Leika Receptionist
Ilir Selmoski Horror Movie Actor
Charlotte Schioler Horror Movie Actress
Michel Filipi Dubbing Director
Akiko Toda Liu
Daniel Minerva Calaf
Jana Bittnerova Bearded Lady
Adam Kian Prince of Persia
Azouz Begag Executioner
Hossein Ghavanloo Sword Swallower
Vernon Dobtcheff Francois
Jocya Ghrenassia Gypsy Street Singer
Francois De Bartillat Gypsy Street Singer
Andy Hibbins Gypsy Street Singer

Technical Credits
Andrew Litvack Director,Screenwriter
Geoffrey Alexander Score Composer
Rahila Bootwala Producer
Paul Bradley Co-producer
Jacques Bufnoir Production Designer
Giles Gardner Editor
Nathalie Gastaldo Producer
Pierre-Yves Gayraud Costumes/Costume Designer
Laurent Machuel Cinematographer
Ismail Merchant Executive Producer
Patrick Roques Asst. Director
Annette Trumel Casting

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [7:10]
2. "Looking for Same" [6:16]
3. You Should Have Come [3:22]
4. An Appointment [2:54]
5. I Lied [1:27]
6. Docteur Rey [3:09]
7. Professional Confidentiality [4:00]
8. My Analyst Is You [3:25]
9. Try to Understand [5:14]
10. My Son Is in Danger [3:42]
11. Come to the Opera [2:48]
12. Have Some Cake [1:50]
13. Voice-Over Session [3:04]
14. A Night at the Opera [3:37]
15. You Were Marvelous [4:20]
16. A Story to Tell You [3:48]
17. It's a Small World [4:27]
18. Radio International [1:58]
19. Opening Up to a Stranger [1:55]
20. A Strange Coincidence [4:10]
21. It's Doing Me Good [3:39]
22. A Story of My Own [3:15]
23. Please Forgive Me [4:35]
24. I Saw Everything [2:24]
25. A Light at the End of the Tunnel [2:46]

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