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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$858,345 (USA) (23 August 1996)
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Monsieur Arnaud: You reach an age when you read the same few books over and over.
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The Jury Is In
13 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When you gotta go you gotta go and if Claude Sautet had to go he certainly went in style. He gave us some of the finest and most durable films in late 20th century French cinema - Vincent, Francois, Paul et les Autres, En Cour en Hiver and so many more, films we can watch again and again with renewed pleasure and he signed off with a doozy. It is, of course, a cliché that only the French know how to handle the man-woman relationship in all its nuances, unorthodoxy, etc, but one worth repeating. Its all too easy to imagine the clumsiness with which modern English/US directors would have handled the older man/younger woman situation that lies at the heart of this story but I'm ready to bet plenty of twelve-to-seven that none would have brought the delicacy of touch, subtlety that is synonymous with Sautet. When we talk of a 'mood' piece we think of Chekhov and Sautet invokes the Russian master in spinning out of thin air a fragile, gossamer-thin tacit understanding between his two leads. Beart is almost too impossibly beautiful to be true and she needs to be the fine actress she is to get past the handicap of classical features while Serrault is a consummate actor still turning out great performances. A word too about the support, Michele Laroque, a stand-up comedienne in her spare time, brings the same solid support here as she did later in Francis Veber's 'Le Placard'. I can pay this movie no higher compliment than to bracket it with 'Brief Encounter', another masterpiece of unconsummated love that is still enchanting audiences fifty years on, as Nelly and Mr. Arnaud surely will be.


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