Michèle Laroque is one of France's busiest actresses, whose film career began in 1990 with Patrice Leconte's acclaimed comedy "The Hairdresser's Husband." She has worked with many of France's most prominent directors, including Gérard Jugnot, Coline Serreau, Claire Devers, and, most recently, with Claude Sautet in his acclaimed film "Nelly et Mr. Arnaud." Much of Laroque's body of film work has been broad comedies, and the actress welcomed a chance to play a character whose conflicts have to do with the thing most precious to her, her son. Of Hanna, Laroque says: "As time goes on, Hanna feels that things are slipping out of her control, and that she is insidiously steered into making decisions against her will. She is ambushed by the pressures of society and feels responsible for the imbalance of her family, and she reacts by rejecting Ludovic, more as an act of self-preservation than any rational reason. Only after she reaches this point can she accept Ludovic, boy or girl, as her child."
Hélène Vincent has been a fixture on the European film scene since the 1970s. She has worked with such acclaimed directors as Bertrand Tavernier, Diane Kurys and André Téchiné.
She was most recently seen here in Krisztof Kieslowski's "Blue," and appeared in two films last year: "Le Montreur de Boxe," directed by Dominique Ladoge, and "Bernie," directed by Albert Dupontel.
Jean-Phillipe Ecoffey has been working in French films and with international directors since 1984, when he made his debut in Alain Tanner's "No Man's Land." He appeared in Andrej Wajda's 1987 film "Les Possedes," Olivier Assayas' "L'Enfant de L'Hiver" (1988), Philip Kaufman's "Henry and June" (1989), Martine Dugowon's "Mina Tannenbaum (1992) and Patrice Chéreau's acclaimed "La Reine Margot" (1994). Most recently he appeared in Gilles Mimouni's "L'Appartement." Of his role in "Ma Vie en Rose," Ecoffey says: "Pierre seems to be a happy, warm-hearted guy without a single worry. Then Ludovic confronts him with a situation that is totally beyond his grasp and suddenly the bottom falls out of his world."
"Ma Vie en Rose" is du Fresne's first film.
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