My Worst Nightmare

Synopsis: Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary art foundation. He lives thanks to social security and odd jobs. She has graduated after studying for 7 years. He has spent almost 7 years behind bars. She has a good relationship with the Minister of Culture and Arts. He has a good relationship with alcoholic beverages of all kinds. She loves intellectual discussions. He loves occasional sex with big-breasted women. They should have never met, but their sons are inseparable. They will see why in the end.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Anne Fontaine
Production: Strand Releasing
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Sir, your bag...


Yi, help this gentleman move

his bag up onto the rack.


Er, give this lady a hand.

Thank you, little boy, thank you.

Dad, should I move his legs up there too?

Take a seat... take a seat...

Let's go.

Thank you, thank you.

Boys, stay right here

and stay out of trouble!

Brother, I'm going to the toilet.

Stay out of trouble!

My chickens... my chickens...

My chickens...

Up there...

Here... here...

'Madam, don't worry,

I'll get them back for you.

Thank you.

Give me the stick.


In trouble again?

Dad! Look, chicken!

Dad, here you are!

Are we really moving

in with dad this time?

We packed all our clothes,

so I guess so.

That's great! Is it fun there?

Actually I don't remember that much.

I remember that there

were lots of people. Right?

That's 'cos it's a school.

Mom taught there, and I was born there.

How about me?

I don't remember.

What else do you remember?

I only remember that

mom's grave is there.

Hey, let's play paper frogs.


This is mine...

Watch me. One, two...

It's my turn. Watch me...

That doesn't count...

In a wushu school, you will learn wushu.

Here, what we value is not

just your fighting skills,

Luckily we weren't late,

otherwise we'd be punished too.

Even more, we value the determination

and passion to learn and improve.

So, discipline is of utmost importance.

Not being punctual, for example,

indicates a lack of will

power and determination.

It's you! I'm going to report you!

Where are they?

Move, you too.

And you!

You having fun?

See the two who are being punished?

The one in front is the older one.

Like father like son.

You still remember?

You were the only one being

punished... doing pressups.

In those days, there

were only a few students,

You couldn't fart without

the whole world knowing.

Now, amongst hundreds of students,

they still get caught... useless!


You owe me one!

Hi, have you eaten yet?

Why did you get me into trouble?

Pay me the frog...

Here it is, now it's worth a lot more.

Air-dried frog, it's a kind

of precious Chinese medicine!

That's funny...


There's a mouse?

There's a mouse! A mouse!


What do you call that move you just made?

My name is Yang Yauwu, I'm from Beijing.

My name is Zhang Deming,

you can call me Zhang.

My name is Li Yi, he's Li Er.

My name is Fong Fong.

Take it away...

Peiyi, they're both here now.

Zhang Ting said the younger

one looks just like you.

He even behaves like you...

asking everything about anything.

I can't help but love

him a little bit more.

The older one is more introverted,

like me. You needn't worry about them.

They've both got

potential in martial arts.

Now, that they are studying here,

they'll be able to visit you often.

Peiyi, I'm here too.

Wushu is a form of art.

It is not for attacking or hurting others.

The meaning of Wushu...

Wushu means the art of combat

To find the art form within combat

and combat within the art form,

to express personality and

emotions through movement.

They are your seniors

in the faculty of wushu.

He specializes in the sword,

and the other two

specialize in Chang Quan.

In wushu, winning or

losing has no meaning.

The four basic components of wushu are...


arial awareness,

balance and flexibility.

Additional credits are given for

creating new and difficult moves.

Do you have any question?

Mr. Li, how do you know who's the

winner when they're not fighting anyone?

Even though you're not fighting anyone,

those of you who chose wushu,

will also have chosen

your life's opponent...

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Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine (born Anne-Fontaine Sibertin-Blanc; 15 July 1959) is a film director, screenwriter, and former actress. She lives and works in France. more…

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