In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and ... See full summary »

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Celia Teasdale / Sylvie Bell / Irene Pridworthy / Rowena Coombes / Josephine Hamilton
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Toby Teasdale / Miles Coombes / Lionel Hepplewick / Joe Hepplewick
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In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and handyman, Lionel Hepplewick, at school. Toby's best friend is Miles Coombes, who is married with three children with the easy Rowena Coombes. Along the years, simple attitudes might have changed their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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15 December 1993 (France)  »

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Fumar/Não Fumar  »

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$57,033 (USA)
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The two stars of these films also starred in the film version of Alan Ayckbourn's Private Fears in Public Places (2006), also directed by Alain Resnais. Resnais and Sabine Azéma are husband and wife. See more »

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Referenced in Saint Laurent (2014) See more »

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Two impossible flicks bound to make a nervous wreck out of most film public
11 August 1999 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

It won 1993 Cesar award. Those are two films. Smoking and No smoking. All characters played by two comedians. Set is meant to look like pictures used to teach English to French school-children. Both films start the same except in one she decide to quit smoking while in the other she chain smokes. Then what if... and it goes off with a whole different ending for I don't know how many times. Every time you'd think this is the end and then it explores a different possibility. One advise: don't rent both films the same day. Each lasts forever.


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