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Nelly and Mr Arnaud

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Director  Claude Sautet
Height  1.73 m
Country  France Italy Germany
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Siblings  City Spud, Jackie Donahue
Language  French
Nelly and Mr Arnaud movie poster
Writer  Jacques Fieschi, Claude Sautet, Yves Ulmann
Release date  18 October 1995 (1995-10-18) (France)
Movies and TV shows  The Longest Yard, Reach Me, Snipes
Songs  Dilemma
Similar movies  Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Apartment, Rebecca, Lost in Translation, Prime, Hard Candy

Nelly and Mr. Arnaud (French: Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud) is a 1995 French film directed by Claude Sautet and starring Michel Serrault, Emmanuelle Béart and Jean-Hugues Anglade. It won the César Award for Best Director and Best Actor from Michel Serrault.


Nelly and Mr Arnaud movie scenes


Nelly and Mr Arnaud movie scenes

Nelly (Béart) is married to Jerôme (Berling), a man who has stopped working or searching for work. Nelly has a part-time job at a printing shop but she has fallen six months behind on the rent for the apartment in which she lives with her husband.

Nelly and Mr Arnaud movie scenes

Talking with Jacquelline at a coffee shop, she meets Pierre Arnaud, a wealthy, retired businessman. After determining Nelly is encumbered with debt, Arnaud spontaneously decides to give Nelly 30,000 francs as a gift. Nelly reluctantly accepts, pays off her overdue rent and moves out of the apartment.

Nelly and Mr Arnaud movie scenes

Nelly agrees to type up Arnaud's memoirs, but Arnaud insists this will not be to repay the money he already gave her, he will pay her for this work. Nelly thus learns more about Arnaud's life: he was a judge in a French colony, and later a businessman. Nelly has an affair with Arnaud's editor. Arnaud feels a little jealous.


  • Emmanuelle Béart as Nelly
  • Michel Serrault as Pierre Arnaud
  • Jean-Hugues Anglade as Vincent Granec
  • Claire Nadeau as Jacqueline
  • Françoise Brion as Lucie
  • Michèle Laroque as Isabelle
  • Michael Lonsdale as Dolabella
  • Charles Berling as Jerôme
  • Awards and nominations

  • BAFTA Awards (UK)
  • Nominated: Best Film not in the English Language
  • César Awards (France)
  • Won: Best Actor – Leading Role (Michel Serrault)
  • Won: Best Director (Claude Sautet)
  • Nominated: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Jean-Hugues Anglade)
  • Nominated: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Michael Lonsdale)
  • Nominated: Best Actress – Leading Role (Emmanuelle Béart)
  • Nominated: Best Actress – Supporting Role (Claire Nadeau)
  • Nominated: Best Editing (Jacqueline Thiédot)
  • Nominated: Best Film
  • Nominated: Best Music (Philippe Sarde
  • Nominated: Best Sound (Pierre Lenoir and Jean-Paul Loublier)
  • Nominated: Best Writing (Jacques Fieschi and Claude Sautet)
  • David di Donatello Awards (Italy)
  • Won: Best Foreign Film
  • Valladolid Film Festival
  • Nominated: Golden Spike (Claude Sautet)
  • Won: Louis Delluc Prize
  • References

    Nelly and Mr. Arnaud Wikipedia
    Nelly and Mr. Arnaud IMDb Nelly and Mr. Arnaud

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