EN - Irène is on tour in the north of France with her one-woman-show ‘Sale Affaire’. She meets Dries, a carnival giants porter… This is the beginning of a love affair! A love story with incredible similarities to the show Irène is playing on stage.

FR - Irène est en tournée dans le nord de la France avec son one-woman-show “Sale Affaire”. Elle rencontre Dries, le concierge d’un carnaval de géants… C’est le début d’une aventure amoureuse ! Une histoire d’amour ayant des ressemblances incroyables avec le spectacle qu’Irène joue sur scène.


Title When The Tide Comes In...
Original title Quand la mer monte...
Original language French
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2004


Cast Yolande Moreau, Wim Willaert, Nand Buyl, Olivier Gourmet
Photography Gilles Porte
Editing Eric Renault
Music Philippe Rouèche

Technical specs

Release format Beta SP
Aspect ratio 1:1.66
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour


Supported by

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Canal+ France, CRRAV, CNC


César for Best Actress + César for Best Feature Film Debut / Bayard d’Or for Best Actress Yolande Moreau + Bayard d’Or for Best Actor Wim Willaert (Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur) / Audience Award (Rencontres Internationales de Cinema à Paris) / Louis Delluc Prize for First Feature

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Last edited on 19 February 2016

Short info

Director Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte
Producers Catherine Burniaux, Philippe Bonamie
Writers Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte

Stromboli Pictures
Catherine Burniaux, Philippe Bonamie
Ransbeekstraat 230
B-1120 Brussels
T +32 2 266 81 81
F +32 2 266 81 82


Stromboli Pictures
Ransbeekstraat 230
B-1120 Brussels
T +32 2 266 81 81
F +32 2 266 81 82

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