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L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,546Details
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Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,001-14,100) 14,085 $11,546
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,201-19,300) 19,223 $11,546
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,402 $11,546
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,299 $11,546

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 25th, 2015 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Based on an UNTRUE Story, Fictionalized Version of Yourself, Kidnap, Writing and Writers, Book Tour
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: ARTE France, Les Films du Worso, Chic Films, CNC, Le Pacte, Cine Plus
Production Countries: France

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Maxime Lefrancois    Max
Mathieu Nicourt    Mathieu
Luc Schwarz    Luc
Francoise Lebrun    Francoise
Veran Mauberret   
Ginette Suchotzky    Ginette
Andre Suchotzky    Dede
Marie Bourjala    Fatima
Karim Achoui   
Francois Samuelson    Francois
Vincent Janerot   
Beatrice Mendy   
Marie Schwarz   
Ian Turiak   
Patrick Chadraillat   

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Production and Technical Credits

Guillaume Nicloux    Screenwriter
Sylvie Pialat    Producer
Benoit Quainon    Producer
Christophe Offenstein    Cinematographer
Guy Lecorne    Editor
Benedicte Lepere    Production Designer
Olivier Radot    Production Designer
Anais Romand    Costume Designer
Dorothee Cohen    Make up
Jules Cesar Brechet    Assistant Director
Oliver Do-Huu    Sound Mixer
Laziz Belkai    Line Producer

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Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/03/27 79 $6,764   1 $6,764   $6,764 2
2015/04/03 84 $3,632 -46% 1 $3,632   $10,396 3
2015/04/24 121 $135   1 $135   $10,531 6
2015/05/15 104 $334   1 $334   $10,865 9
2015/05/29 100 $258   1 $258   $11,123 11
2015/06/05 96 $245 -5% 1 $245   $11,368 12
2015/06/26 111 $178   1 $178   $11,546 15

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