Release date16 October 2013 (2013-10-16) WriterHector Cabello Reyes (collaboration), Olivier Demangel (collaboration), Albert Dupontel (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 16, 2013 (Belgium) CastSandrine Kiberlain (Ariane Felder), Albert Dupontel (Bob Nolan), Philippe Uchan (Juge de Bernard), Nicolas Marié (Maître Trolos), Bouli Lanners (Policier vidéosurveillance), Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus (Monsieur De Lime) Similar movies12 Angry Men, Music Box, Dredd, Dead Man Walking, The Usual Suspects, Rashomon
9 Month Stretch (French: 9 mois ferme) is a 2013 French comedy film written, directed by and starring Albert Dupontel. It was nominated for six categories at the 39th César Awards including Best Film and Best Director and Best Actor for Dupontel, winning Best Actress for its co-star Sandrine Kiberlain and Best Original Screenplay.
Ariane Felder is pregnant. This is all the more surprising since this examining magistrate is an old-fashioned single person. But even more surprising is the fact that, according to DNA tests, the father is no other than Bob, a criminal prosecuted for atrocious assault and battery. Ariane, who does not remember anything, tries to understand what happened.
Sandrine Kiberlain as Ariane Felder
Albert Dupontel as Bob Nolan
Nicolas Marié as Attorney Trolos
Philippe Uchan as Judge Bernard
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus as Monsieur De Lime
Christian Hecq as Lieutenant Édouard
Philippe Duquesne as Doctor Toulate
Laure Calamy as Daisy
Terry Gilliam as Charles Meatson, Famous Man Eater
Yolande Moreau as Bob's mother
Bouli Lanners as policeman
Michel Fau as gynecologist
Jean Dujardin as sign language interpreter
Ray Cooper as CNN journalist
Gaspar Noé as bald inmate #1
Jan Kounen as bald inmate #2
Dupontel was inspired by 10e chambre, instants d'audience, a documentary by Raymond Depardon in which judge Michèle Bernard-Requin appears. Bernard-Requin also plays a judge in Neuf mois ferme.
Dupontel originally intended to make Neuf mois ferme his first English-language film, with Emma Thompson playing Ariane Felder.
The name of the coroner Toulate ("too late") character comes from this first intention. He chose to name his main character Ariane in reference to Ariadne as this character loses the thread. Attorney Trolos' name means stutterer in Ancient Greek.