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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

Préparez vos mouchoirs (original title)
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 ...
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Riton Liebman ...
Christian Beloeil (as Riton)
Liliane Rovère ...
Bartender
Michel Beaune ...
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Roger Riffard ...
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André Thorent ...
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André Lacombe ...
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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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Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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prepare to be challenged
28 April 2003 | by (Lao People's Democratic Republic) – See all my reviews

If your ideas about sexual relations are fixed, don't see this film. Bertrand Blier turns everything upside down. No clichés here. This is relational anarchy at its most challenging. It's moving, it's stimulating and it is very well acted. Les valseuses was equally anarchic, but its tendency was rather unsympathetic. In Les valseuses, Depardieu and Dewaere were highly unlikeable. Here they are very likeable, and Carol Laure is beautiful in all her passivity.


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