9 Month Stretch
|9 Month Stretch|
|Directed by||Albert Dupontel|
|Produced by||Catherine Bozorgan|
|Written by||Albert Dupontel|
|Music by||Christophe Julien|
|Edited by||Christophe Pinel|
|Distributed by||Wild Bunch Distribution|
|Box office||$26 million|
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
- 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 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.
- Best Actress (Sandrine Kiberlain)
- Best Original Screenplay
- "Berenice Bejo, Lea Seydoux, Roman Polanski Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
- "France's Cesar Awards: 'Me, Myself and Mum' Wins Best Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2014.