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La chasse aux papillons (1992)

A noble family of France maintains dignity despite the onslaught of modernism and non-white immigrants.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Narda Blanchet ...
Solange, cousine of Marie-Agnes
Pierette Pompom Bailhache ...
Valerie, gouvernante
Aleksandr Cherkasov ...
Henri de Lampadere, neighbor (as Alexandre Tscherkassoff)
Thamara Tarassachvili ...
Marie-Agnes de Bayonette
Alexandra Liebermann ...
Helene, sister of Marie-Agnes
Lilia Ollivier ...
Olga, daughter of Helene
Emmanuel de Chauvigny ...
Pater Andre
Sacha Piatigorsky ...
Sultan
Anne-Marie Eisenschitz ...
Marie, friend of Solange
Françoise Tsouladzé ...
Yvonne, dawdler
Maimouna N'Diaye ...
Caprice, daughter-in-law of Lampadere
Yannick Carpentier ...
Monsieur Capentier
Pascal Bonitzer
Georges Giant
Ghislaine de Beauregard
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A noble family of France maintains dignity despite the onslaught of modernism and non-white immigrants.

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5 September 1992 (Italy)  »

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Chasing Butterflies  »

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A Quiet Masterpiece
28 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one of the few movies I've seen that improves with each viewing (4, in my case). It is enigmatic and subtle, but manages to be entertaining and, at times, laugh out loud funny. The acting is superb (particularly the "busy old lady" as the previous poster calls her) and the cinematography first-rate. Iosseliani manages to lampoon both European capitalism and his own Russian culture but he does so in a gentle, almost loving manner. I hate to see this film slide into obscurity; it is an important work with a timeless and relevant message. A feast for the eyes and the soul. I want to advertise it on a blinking billboard, but Iosseliani would probably wag his finger at me... Should be watched with a glass of fine wine.


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