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The Lacemaker (1977)

La dentellière (original title)
Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice ... See full summary »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Pomme
Yves Beneyton ...
François
Florence Giorgetti ...
Marylène
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Pomme's mother (as Anne-Marie Düringer)
Renate Schroeter ...
François' girlfriend (as Renata Schroeter)
Michel de Ré ...
The painter
Monique Chaumette ...
La mère de François
Jean Obé ...
Le père de François
Christian Baltauss ...
Gérard
Christian Peythieu
Heribert Sasse
Jeanne Allard
Odile Poisson ...
La caisière
Gilberte Géniat ...
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Corinne (as Sabine Azema)
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Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice hairdresser, meets Francois, a middle-class intellectual. Francois becomes her first lover, but their social and cultural differences get in the way of happiness. Written by Yepok

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Its oblique sexual politics appear dated
16 September 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The Lacemaker, 1977, its oblique sexual politics appear dated twenty-five years later. Pascal Laine (author) and Claude Goretta would have us believe that the young male student's callowness leads to heartbreaking tragedy for Huppert's character. Twenty-five years later that assertion seems callow itself, and shallow political nonsense. Healthy young women are not so helpless. I understand the movie as a love story (intimate nudity is substituted for sex, and any love they may have shared we must take on faith) concerning two pathologically depressed people. They are drawn together by their mutual recognition and the hope that the other can alleviate their individual suffering. Of course, they discover that their depression prevents any real intimacy.


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