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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)

 |  Drama  |  21 June 1996 (USA)
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nelly
Michel Serrault ...
M. Pierre Arnaud
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Vincent Granec
Claire Nadeau ...
Jacqueline
Françoise Brion ...
Lucie
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Isabelle
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Dolabella
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Jerôme
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Christophe
Michel Albertini ...
Djamel
Coraly Zahonero ...
Marianne
Graziella Delerm ...
Laurence
Olivier Pajot ...
Jean-Marc
Alexandre Chappuis ...
Luc
Karine Foviau ...
Sandrine
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities. Written by Volker Boehm

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21 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Nelly and Mr. Arnaud  »

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Opening Weekend:

$937,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)

Gross:

$858,345 (USA) (23 August 1996)
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Nelly: [In a fancy restaurant] There are more waiters than customers here.
Monsieur Arnaud: That explains the prices. You saved my life,
[by giving him a back massage]
Monsieur Arnaud: so that ruled out McDonald's.
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A sensitive, lovely film by a master director
10 August 2000 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

This comment, in the form of a poem, is dedicated to the late Claude Sautet, one of France's premier directors...

NELLY ET M. ARNAUD

Empty shelves: his library divested. Nothing written, except memory, invests this moment, this immediacy. In the dim light his worn hand almost caresses her young body, but we, in the dark, must estimate the camera's intent. What he had held in abeyance too long shadows his face.

And the rain, the hard Parisian rain. Cognac at tables for two. Another man, a younger man. These scenes will lead us to believe in temporary convenience... the "stolen moments." Vivid beauty flashed on the computer screen, four centuries preserved. Manipulated, changed, "seared with trade." What remains, embraced, has no passport, has no traveling bags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Thank you and farewell, M. Sautet


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