About the film
Release Date: August 28, 2002
|Genres||:||Mystery, Drama, Crime|
|Production Companies||:||Vértigo Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, Pauline's Angel, Vega Film, CNC, France 3 Cinéma|
|Producers||:||Alain Sarde, Christine Gozlan, Andres Martin|
|Writers||:||Nicole Garcia, Emmanuel Carrère, Frédéric Bélier-Garcia|
Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film L'Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.