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A Single Girl (1995)

La fille seule (original title)
Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same ... See full summary »

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Valérie Sergent
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Rémi
Dominique Valadié ...
Valérie's mother
Michel Bompoil ...
Jean-Marc
Véra Briole ...
Sabine
Toni Cecchinato ...
Italian man
Virginie Emane ...
Fatiah
Jean-Claude Frissung
Hervé Gamelin ...
Jean
Guillemette Grobon ...
Mme Charles
Catherine Guittoneau ...
Jean's lover
Thang-Long ...
Mr. Tranh
Aladin Reibel ...
M. Sarre
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ...
Patrice
Giulia Urso ...
Italian woman
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Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same morning Valerie starts working in room service at a smart hotel. The film follows the routine of Valerie bringing breakfast to the guests, Valerie constantly trying to phone her mother, and Valerie's relations with the other staff. Written by Will Gilbert

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30 October 1996 (USA)  »

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$136,153 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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An Hour in a Life
5 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same morning Valerie starts working in room service at a smart hotel. The film follows the routine of Valerie bringing breakfast to the guests, Valerie constantly trying to phone her mother, and Valerie's relations with the other staff.

This was the breakthrough role for the 19-year-old Virginie Ledoyen, best known in America for the Danny Boyle film "The Beach", and earned her a César Award nomination. It was well-deserved. This is a great film, with no real plot or structure... just a look at love and the life of a girl in real time. And, you know what? Ledoyen is the selling point. Anyone else in the role and who knows what would have happened? I will have to be on the lookout for her in other films, because she clearly has that spark...


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