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A Week's Holiday (1980)
"Une semaine de vacances" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 June 1980 (France)
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Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.

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Laurence Cuers
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Pierre
Flore Fitzgerald ...
Anne
Michel Galabru ...
Mancheron
Jean Dasté ...
Le père de Laurence
Marie-Louise Ebeli ...
La mère de Laurence
Philippe Delaigue ...
Jacques, le frère de Laurence
Geneviève Vauzeilles ...
Lucie
Philippe Léotard ...
Le docteur Sabouret
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Jean-Claude Durand ...
Philippe
Catherine Anne Duperray ...
Josiane Lalande, le professeur chahuté (as Catherine-Anne Duperray)
Jean Sourbier ...
André
André Mortamais ...
Le client
Thierry Herbivo ...
Jean Mancheron
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Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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a very good social film
21 April 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Today, I'm not an "expert" of the work of Mr. Bertrand Tavernier. But this movie gave me a great desire to be more interested in his work.

It's a very good film about the questions, doubts, fears, anxieties that adults can feel socially and in particular through the role of Miss Laurence Cuers (Nathalie Baye), young teachers. Besides this social and depressive anxiety feeling that emerges, the film criticizes the French National Education, which thirty years later, has the same fundamental flaws by the national education process itself and even the general contemporary cultural environment, which on this point, if I allow myself, get worse.

A beautiful story and a great accomplishment captivate us throughout the film, helped by a distribution well served by Nathalie Baye and Gerard Lanvin and energized by Michel Galabru and Philippe Noiret. And the action take place in Lyon (France) is often nice to see another town than Paris in the French cinema.

A good film very interesting and rewarding.

jelios

jelios@hotmail.fr


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