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La lectrice (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  October 1989 (USA)
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A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Constance / Marie
Régis Royer ...
Eric
María Casares ...
General's Widow
Patrick Chesnais ...
Company Director
Pierre Dux ...
Magistrate
Christian Ruché ...
Jean / Philippe
Brigitte Catillon ...
Eric's Mother
Marianne Denicourt ...
Bella
Charlotte Farran ...
Coralie
Clotilde de Bayser ...
Coralie's Mother
Jean-Luc Boutté ...
Police Inspector
Simon Eine ...
Hospital Professor
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L'infirmière muette
André Wilms ...
Man in Rue Saint-Landry
Bérangère Bonvoisin ...
Joel's Mother
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A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, Constance decides to do the same. Here the film takes on a kaleidoscopic effect as the lives of Constance and Marie become merged, making it hard to distinguish what is real and what is fantasy. This structure is further complicated when the lives of Constance's clients become tangled with the stories she reads. The film is interspersed with readings from well known literary sources as diverse as, amongst others, Baudelaire, Duras, Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll and de Sade's "120 days..." Written by Michele Wilkinson - University of Cambridge Language Centre

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An exceptionally charming little French film
3 January 2000 | by (Denville, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Our protagonist, played by Miou-Miou, is a mischievous, whimsical and smart young woman who is looking for an occupation that will engage her. The adventures she has during her fantasies of what the job as a travelling reader would be, are charming little trips that we take with her. This is a smart and engaging little film. I dare you to not fall in love with her or this film.


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