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Courtesy of Strand Releasing

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Anne Fontaine

2011, in French with English subtitles


100 minutes



My Worst Nightmare

Mon pire cauchemar

Agathe (Isabelle Huppert) is an uptight, impatient art dealer who lives in an expensive Parisian apartment with her wealthy publisher husband, Andre Dussollier (Unforgivable). Patrick (Benoît Poelvoorde from Romantics Anonymous, ​a hit at last year's Five Funny French Films) is a skirt-chasing, unemployed single father who lives in his van with his son. Agathe’s and Patrick’s lives would never intersect except that their two sons are best of friends, and her husband has hired Patrick to remodel their apartment. Hilarity ensues as this odd couple relationship turns into Agathe’s worst nightmare.

Generous support for Five Funny French Films is provided by L'Alliance Française; The French Embassy/French Cultural Services; the Consulate General of France in Houston; Texan-French Alliance for the Arts; and Nina and Michael Zilkha.