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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

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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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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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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Predictable but fun with a puzzle ending
15 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films where you can see each plot twist coming before the last is finished. The writers probably sat around saying "...and wouldn't it be funny if ..." and then just added another episode in this episodic picture. But it is fun, light, and doesn't try to press an ideology about human relationships on the viewer. What a relief! And the ending leaves a nice gap which the viewer can fill for himself. Perfect, to my mind. Fun fluff.


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