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French Twist (1995)
"Gazon maudit" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  19 January 1996 (USA)
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After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Loli
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Marijo
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Laurent Lafaye
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Antoine
Catherine Hiegel ...
Dany
Catherine Samie ...
The Prostitute
Catherine Lachens ...
Sopha, the Boss
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Emily Crumble
Telsche Boorman ...
Dorothy Crumble
Véronique Barrault ...
Vero
Sylvie Audcoeur ...
Ingrid
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Solange
Maureen Diot ...
Cristelle
Miguel Bosé ...
Diego, the Young Man
Jean-Luc Violet ...
Barman
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Storyline

Laurent is the local estate agent, a job that offers easy opportunties for his womanising. His wife beautiful wife Loli looks after his home and two children unaware of his many affairs. However, their world is turned upside down by the arrival of Marijo, an itinerant lesbian whose minivan breaks down nearby. The neglected Loli is drawn to the sensitive Marijo and when she learns of Laurent's infidelities, invites Marijo to move in with them. The arrangement takes an emotional toll on each of them, exacerbated by the arrival of a figure from Marijo's past. As they struggle with the situation and each other, all of their lives are changed forever. Written by Peter Coles

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A scorned wife. An outrageous affair. The perfect marriage.

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Comedy

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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19 January 1996 (USA)  »

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French Twist  »

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$1,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The French title (literally "Dreadful Lawn"), is a crude expression for pubic hair. See more »

Goofs

At one moment, Laurent and Antoine are going to bicycle together and stop to have lunch. Laurent gets drunk and when he starts riding again his bike in a rather dangerous manner, Antoine goes after him and shouts "Alain, fais pas le con!" ("Alain, don't be stupid!"), calling the actor Alain Chabat by his real name instead of his character's name, Laurent. See more »

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Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

HISTOIRE D'UN AMOUR
(HISTORIA DE UN AMOR)
Performed by Dalida
Words and music by 'Carlos Almaran'
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Quintessentially French
8 September 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I know many people have a mental block about foreign-language films, but this is an excellent taster for the nervous. No portentous symbolism or moody gazes into the middle-distance - just a witty, sexy comedy of errors, where the audience's sympathies bounce back and forth between the three principal characters. Instantly accessible to monolinguists - and yet its panache and pace could only be French (yeah, I know Abril is Spanish).

Incidentally, I know we're not really supposed to respond to other comments from IMDb users, but it's interesting to note that the movie-loving community displays just as much intolerance and uptightness about sexuality as any other disparate group of people.


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