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L'Elégant
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Vincent Baraduc
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Paul
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Bellhop
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Marie
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Madeleine
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Hélène Baraduc
Maxime Leroux ...
Mariano Escobar
Jean Benguigui ...
Lefort
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Waiter
Laurent Gamelon ...
Taxi Driver
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Truck Driver
Isabelle Wolfe ...
Girl in the Station
Caroline Clerc ...
Marie's Mother
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Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is having trouble with his wife and they demand that Vincent kill her. The Judge, a confirmed bachelor, takes Paul and Vincent on the road to search for Paul's wife Marie. The three men get on well together, and spend their time discussing their relationship with women. Written by Will Gilbert

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La maté porque era mía  »

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LA CHEVACHEE DES WALKYRIES (Walkürenritt)
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Orchestre Philharmonique de Léningrad
Conducted by Yevgeni Mravinsky (as Evgueni Mravinski)
(p) ERATO DISQUES
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subtle, but also draggy
2 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie plays along the lines of fidelity as well as the often perceived French attitude towards sex. One of the reasons I watched this was to see for myself how Thierry Lhermitte earned himself a reputation and I was not the least bit disappointed. However, I felt the film tended to drag down after a while and lose its momentum. The most outrageous was perhaps the girl who asked to be impregnated. This is a very "male" kind of movie and is strikingly true I guess for the male population in terms of their attitudes. However I felt that the female voice was lacking and not given an opportunity to express itself. But the ending was marvellous, albeit a long-awaited one.


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