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Win Catherine Deneuve's Potiche on DVD


Preview by Jack Foley

Potiche, starring screen legend and international icon Catherine Deneuve comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 10 and we have 3 DVDs to give away!

North of France, Sainte-Gudule, 1977. Suzanne (Deneuve) is a placid housebound ‘trophy housewife’ (or “potiche”) of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini), who oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and wife. When the workers go on strike and take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory.

To everyone’s surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when Robert returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated.

Gerard Depardieu plays Babin, a former union leader, and Suzanne’s ex-beau who still holds a flame for her.

Acclaimed writer-director François Ozon (Swimming Pool), who had previously directed Ms. Deneuve in the international hit 8 Women, turns the original play on its head to create his own satirical and contemporary take on Sarkozy’s France, the war between the sexes and the class divide.

Potiche reunites French cinema legends Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in an ensemble cast that includes comic greats Fabrice Luchini and Karin Viard (Delicatessen) as Luchini’s secretary and mistress, while Judith Godreche (Pot Luck) and Jeremie Renier (In Bruges) play the Pujols’ entitled daughter and sexually ambiguous son.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question…

Q. In which classic 60s film does Deneuve play a bored housewife who starts to live out her sexual fantasies?

A) The Graduate
B) Belle De Jour
C) Rosemary’s Baby

Simply send the answer to Potiche DVDs competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Potiche is on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday, October 10, 2011.