Camille is just getting by in Paris on a wage earned as an office cleaner - or "surface engineer", as she describes this vocation to her doctor in the mordantly funny exchange that opens the film.
It's as if the wearying business of getting herself out of bed in the morning has sapped her appetite.
For fun, she draws - a talent that could probably find her more lucrative work.
Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress.
Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000).
Nonetheless, she enjoys being with her fellow technicians and in her cleaning job, she reasons, she has little chance of turning into a copy of her mother, who idles away her days thinking up things to complain about.
It's an honourable life she leads but a lonely one.Since 2003, Cotillard has alternated between French and English-language roles in mainstream and art-house productions, and has received international acclaim and awards for her performances in films such as Tina Lombardi in A Very Long Engagement (2004), for which she won her first César Award for Best Supporting Actress.For her portrayal of the French singer Édith Piaf in the biopic La Vie en Rose (2007), Cotillard achieved worldwide recognition and won her second César Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Lumières Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first and (as of 2017) only actor to win an Academy Award for a performance in French, and also the second actress and one of only six actors to have won this award for a part spoken in a foreign language.C’est suite à un accident qu’il embrasse l’art dramatique et qu’il intègre le prestigieux Cours Florent.Sa première apparition cinématographique date de 1997 dans Guillaume Canet rencontre le mannequin et actrice Diane Krüger alors qu’il suit les cours du Cours Florent.Depuis cette révélation, la jolie comédienne de 41 ans, avait assuré les tapis rouges dans le monde entier, affichant avec fierté et bonheur ce ventre qui s’arrondissait.