A Christmas story. When boy-friend Georges dumps would-be writer and hypochondriac Pénélope, she goes through two days of horrible, self- centered pain: she asks her friend Sophie to help, ... See full summary »
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Pénélope
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Georges
Clémentine Célarié ...
Sophie
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L'analyste / The Analyst
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Mister Ray-Ban
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Le suicidaire
Michel Seydoux ...
L'homme de l'abribus
Kim Kimberly ...
La fille
Armand Barbault ...
L'homme de la voiture
Emmanuel Fouquet ...
L'homme à la carte
Katia Delagarde ...
La standardiste
Lydia Ewandé ...
La femme noire
Sylvie Huguel ...
La contractuelle
Michel Bonnet ...
L'homme du magasin
Charlotte Maury-Sentier ...
La patronne du café (as Charlotte Maury)
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A Christmas story. When boy-friend Georges dumps would-be writer and hypochondriac Pénélope, she goes through two days of horrible, self- centered pain: she asks her friend Sophie to help, leaves messages for Georges, yells at people in stores, jumps into the Seine, quits her shrink, consults a fortune-teller, and over-medicates. The long- suffering Sophie tires of Pénélope's melodrama. A friendly stranger, an ex-psychologist, rescues her from a drug-induced swoon, and his passing remark about her father begins to free her of histrionics. Late at night, with her new friend, she goes into the woods in search of a cosmic destination; this proves to be her first selfless act. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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26 May 1993 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Gefangenschaft der Liebe  »

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