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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
"Préparez vos mouchoirs" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  17 December 1978 (USA)
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Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. ... See full summary »

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Eléonore Hirt ...
Madame Beloeil
Jean Rougerie ...
Mr. Beloeil
Sylvie Joly ...
La passante / Passerbeil
Riton Liebman ...
Christian Beloeil (as Riton)
Liliane Rovère ...
Bartender
Michel Beaune ...
Le médecin dans la rue
Roger Riffard ...
Le médecin du port
André Thorent ...
Le professeur
André Lacombe ...
Le délégué syndical
David Gabison ...
Le quidam (as Alain David Gabison)
Gilberte Géniat ...
L'ouvreuse du théâtre
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Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book arranged in alphabetical order, Stephane fails to cheer Solange. She knits. She does housework. Everyone, including their neighbor a vegetable vendor, agrees that she needs a child, yet she fails to get pregnant by either lover. The three take a job running a kids' summer camp where they meet Christian, the precocious 13-year-old son of the local factory manager. It is Christian who restores Solange to laughter. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A farce of farces...with classic new wave cutting=Good Time
4 April 2004 | by (KU) – See all my reviews

This film is wonderful. Blier brings classic elements of French farce films into cuttings that remind me of Melville. He does a wonderful job of developing Solange, Raoul, and Stephane as caricatures...giving the viewer great understanding of how these characters will react in future situation. The eratic behaviors are completely acceptable on the same terms that the wild cuts...from dinner table to summer camp, and opening in a restaurant with no frame of reference...forces one to become involved in the story. So many Hollywood films 'do the work for you' so to speak. This leaves the movie experience stale. I'm not going to get involved in a film unless the director invites me to do so. Blier certainly does that. And the Mozart concerto helps. Gervase de Brumer.


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