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Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You)

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

Screenplay by Juliette Sales and Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

In French with English subtitles

How much do you really know about cinema’s most famous blonde? Director Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s Poupoupidou isn’t a biopic of Marilyn Monroe, but certain details about the life and death of Martine Lingevin, aka Candice Lecoeur, aka cheese poster girl “Belle de Jura” may seem very familiar.

That title is a reference to “I Wanna Be Loved by You”, Marilyn’s famous number from Some Like It Hot. The opening credits seem to be taking their cue from Bert Stern’s Vogue photos – diaphanous top, nipple, bare flesh. It’s just the tip of the iceberg for cinephiles – an appropriate metaphor for a movie set in a snowbound town in Eastern France.

Poupoupidou is one of those films in which the two leading characters never meet because one of them is already dead. »

- Susannah

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