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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 Week's Vacation  »

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Follows The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974) See more »

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Performed by Alfred Deller
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Another gem from Cinema master Tavernier
29 February 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

For me, Bertrand Tavernier is the greatest French cinema director of the last 30 years. His films always have that real great sense of reality. It's also got creativity and intelligence. As I was watching fragile Nathalie Baye in this film, I was thinking what Hollywood would have done with that kind of story. The teacher will have face adversity and

realise that her duty is to carry on, even if she's not made for this work. It will have violons and tears. Here, Nathalie Baye said no to all that, and we are very happy for her. For 1 hours 45 minutes, Tavernier makes us know the deep feelings of that woman. The logic says she will quit. And so she does and we're happy. Watch good work from veteran comic Michel Galabru, in a serious part.


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