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Nearest to Heaven

A modern romantic drama featuring a cast of complex characters, Nearest to Heaven explores various aspects of love. Fanette, a single mother, is writing a book about the French painter Arnal. One day, she runs into Bernard, an old suitor who never really interested her. Bernard mentions that Philippe, someone with whom Fanette was in love when she was younger, will soon be in Paris. Later, she thinks she catches sight of Philippe in the guise of a mysterious, gray-suited man who crosses her path several times. Shortly after, she receives a strange letter, inviting her to meet Philippe at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City. Fanette decides to combine pleasure with business (she wants to photograph two of Arnal’s paintings), and travels to New York. There, she meets Matt, who serves as both her guide and travelling companion.


  • Catherine Deneuve
  • William Hurt
  • Bernard Le Coq
  • Hélène Fillières
  • Patrice Chéreau
  • Nathalie Richard
  • Gilbert Melki
  • Emmanuelle Devos,
  • Noémie Godin Vigneau,
  • Paulina Porizkova


96 min


  • Feature Film


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  • Executive producer

    Alain Peyrollaz

  • Director

    Tonie Marshall

  • Screenwriters

    Tonie Marshall

    Anne-Louise Trividic

  • Director of photography

    Agnès Godard

  • Art directors

    Pierre-François Limbosch

    Ginette Robitaille

  • Editing

    Jacques Comets

  • Sound

    Jean-Jacques Ferran

    Béatrice Wick

    Jean-Pierre Laforce

  • Costume designer

    Friquette Thevenet

  • Costumes for catherine deneuve

    Jean-Paul Gaultier

  • Head costumer

    Marielle Robaut

  • Head costumer (canada)

    Ginette Magny

  • Casting

    Bruno Levy

  • Original score

    François Dompierre

    interprétée par Angèle Dubeau et la Pietà