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Le zèbre (1992)

Can one ensure immortal love? Hippolyte, an eccentric notary, sees his marriage to Camille as his one great success. He also believes that love doesn't last, and this flummoxes him as they ... See full summary »

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Hippolyte Pecheral
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Camille
Christian Pereira ...
Grégoire
Annie Grégorio ...
Marie-Louise
François Dyrek ...
Alphonse
Carine Lemaire ...
Nathalie
Walter Allouch ...
Laurent
Brigitte Chamarande ...
Anne
Jean-Marie Cornille ...
David
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Nogaret
Philippe Khorsand ...
Casenave
Maurice Illouz ...
Durieux
Colette Bergé ...
Madame Mourleau
Pierre Gallon ...
Le proviseur
Laurent Hennequin ...
Bonnange
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Can one ensure immortal love? Hippolyte, an eccentric notary, sees his marriage to Camille as his one great success. He also believes that love doesn't last, and this flummoxes him as they approach their 15th anniversary. To test her love for him, he promotes her seduction by an anonymous stranger, behaves badly to guests, makes love clumsily, sleeps in the guest room. All this breaks her spirit, and she asks him to move. It's devastating to Hippolyte, Camille, and their two sweet children, but he persists; he can't seem to shake this humour. Then, they reconcile and depart on a second honeymoon. Is this a renewal of domestic bliss or a an interlude in Hippolyte's mad design? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Happy Birthday To You
de Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred) et Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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Misjudged French comedy.
18 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Sascha Guitry actor and the original lead in CAGE AUX FOLLES, Poiret tries to put together something as quirky as those, in this story of Marriage Registrar L'Hermitte, who wants to keep his relationship with teacher-wife Cellier alive by kinky sex games.

The jokes are mainly unfunny and the attempt at a final twist is just weird. The piece plays off the charm of the leads and the glossy production values to little effect.

The scene where the masked man has his way of Cellier is quite erotic and out of character with the rest of the film and what do we make of the citation of LE COURBEAU, complete with letter fluttering into the church? A sad footnote to Poiret's acting career.


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