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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

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$858,345 (USA) (23 August 1996)
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[To Nelly, as he hands her the conclusion of his manuscript]
Arnaud: Here's the end. Read it, make cuts, but spare the sentences I like. You'll recognize them. They're underlined.
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An adult film in the best sense of the term
19 November 2002 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

I came across this film, purely by chance, when it was shown on terrestrial TV a couple of years ago. It's a beautiful study of a complex relationship between an older man - the urbane, world-weary Monsieur Arnaud (Michel Serrault) - and the beautiful young woman (Emmanuelle Béart) he hires to assist him in the writing of his memoirs. Initially, they are dependent on each other for different reasons - Nelly financially and Arnaud on the direction Nelly brings to his work - but as the film progresses they become more emotionally attached and the implications of this is the film's main theme. The depth of feeling that develops between the two characters comes across very strongly, thanks mainly to the quality of the two lead performances, while the sexual aspect is merely hinted at and is all the more erotic for it. If subtlety and suggestion are what you look for in a film, "Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud" should be high on your list of 'must see' movies.


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