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I Sent a Letter to My Love (1980)

Chère inconnue (original title)
PG | | Drama | 9 April 1980 (France)
A middle-aged disabled man unknowingly begins a lonely hearts correspondence with his own unmarried sister, who takes care of him. As he writes more and more to her, he begins to fall in ... See full summary »

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Louise Martin
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Gilles Martin
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Yvette
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Béatrice
Dominique Labourier ...
Catherine
Gilette Barbier ...
Madame Guillaume (as Gillette Barbier)
Marion Loran ...
La préposée poste
Jean Obé ...
Hugues
Madeleine Ozeray ...
Madame Thomas
Danielle Altenburger ...
La caissière magasin mode
Claudine Delvaux
Pierre Gallon ...
Le curé
Florence Haziot ...
La vendeuse
Marius Laurey ...
Le brocanteur
Anne-Marie Matignon
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A middle-aged disabled man unknowingly begins a lonely hearts correspondence with his own unmarried sister, who takes care of him. As he writes more and more to her, he begins to fall in love, and she, knowing that it is her brother who is writing, discovers a new, tender side to him. But trouble looms when he asks to meet her in person. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno

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A little gem...
16 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

..waiting to be discovered .A story about people who are getting old and who try to begin a brand new life by corresponding with someone with whom they might have "possibly more".The threesome Simone Signoret/Jean Rochefort/Delphine Seyrig shines all along the movie.Seyrig finds here her best part since "the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie ".She was a magical actress ,sadly missed.So was Signoret.The screenplay was written by excellent Gerard Brach,who often wrote in collaboration with Polanski or Annaud ("l'ours").Moshé Mizrahi had already directed Signoret in a memorable "Madame Rosa ".The high rating the movie enjoys on the site proves that there's sometimes justice in the universe.


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