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'Merci la vie' (1991)

 |  Drama  |  13 March 1991 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Camille Pelleveau
Anouk Grinberg ...
Joëlle
Michel Blanc ...
Raymond Pelleveau (Young Father)
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Raymond Pelleveau (Old Father)
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Evangéline Pelleveau (Old Mother)
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SS Officer
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Evangéline Pelleveau (Young Mother)
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Doctor Marc Antoine Worms
Thierry Frémont ...
François
François Perrot ...
Maurice, the Film Director
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Robert, the guard
Didier Bénureau ...
2nd Film Director
Anouk Ferjac ...
Mother in clinic
Philippe Clévenot ...
Producer
Jacques Boudet ...
Craven, the Depositer
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Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the darker side of life. As the film progresses Camille discovers Aids and the fear that she may have picked up the disease in her early encounters. Written by x-static <x-static@dial.pipex.com>

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Concerto No 2 F mineur pour piano et orchestre
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Eugene Indjic with Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra (as orchestre philharmonique de varsovie)
Conducted by Kazimierz Kord
Claves Records Thun/Switzerland
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Too Complex to Enjoy
3 January 2003 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

Bernard Blier's movie has many moments or remarkable cinema. Unfortunately, it is too complex to enjoy. The screen writer and the director play with the story line, jump time periods and change characters in a sophisticated manner. You keep on changing your mind about 'what the film is about'. It is never boring, just too complex to follow and really enjoy beyond the expert film making. Some of the great names of the French cinema star in this movie, as well as two of the hot female stars of the newer generation. Worth watching, but not for the commercial cinema fans. 7 out of 10 on my personal scale.


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