Release date18 November 2009 (2009-11-18) (France) Based onLHomme de chevet
by Eric Holder WriterEric Holder (novel), Alain Monne, Nathalie Vailloud ScreenplayAlain Monne, Nathalie Vailloud CastSophie Marceau (Muriel), Rodolfo De Souza (Valdes), Margarita Rosa de Francisco (Lucia), Linnett Hernandez Valdes (Lina), Christopher Lambert (Léo), Anibal Gonzalez Parra (Ami Léo) Similar moviesMovies about Colombia, Sophie Marceau movies, Dramas
L homme de chevet cartagena
Cartagena (French: L'homme de chevet) is a 2009 French drama film directed by Alain Monne and starring Sophie Marceau, Christopher Lambert, and Margarita Rosa de Francisco. Based on the novel L'Homme de chevet by Eric Holder, with a screenplay by Alain Monne and Nathalie Vailloud, the film is about a beautiful, free-spirited woman who becomes bedridden following a terrible accident. Against her better judgement, she hires a drunk middle-aged former boxer to cook and care for her. Although unqualified for the position, he is desperate to work, and slowly he wins the trust of the woman, who teaches him how to read. Through his help, she is forced to consider the potential happiness that awaits her in the outside world. Cartagena was filmed on location in Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia. The actor Christopher Lambert was six months in Cartagena training with coach Anibal Gonzalez during his preparation for the role.