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Stolen Life (1998)

Voleur de vie (original title)
Alda, her sister Olga, and the latter's daughter Sigga live together in an old house facing a cemetery by the sea. Self-assured Alda collects men; Olga shuns them, but cannot help following... See full summary »

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Alda
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Olga
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Jakob
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Sigga
Eric Ruf ...
Yann
André Marcon ...
Steindor
Bulle Ogier ...
Dame cimetière
François Chattot ...
Le père
Rudi Rosenberg ...
Peter
Nathalie Richard ...
La femme de Yann
Françoise Le Treut ...
La laborantine
Geneviève Robin-Treguer ...
Femme de Steindor
Julien Simon ...
Le recteur
Erika Vandelet ...
Professeur blonde
Émile Morel ...
L'élève de Beckett
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Alda, her sister Olga, and the latter's daughter Sigga live together in an old house facing a cemetery by the sea. Self-assured Alda collects men; Olga shuns them, but cannot help following the activities of Alda (who receives her lovers in the sisters' house) with some envy. In their own way, both women refuse any emotional ties with other people, while keeping a strange attachment to their family's past, their deceased parents, and a third, deceased, sister. Will they, and will Sigga, be able to escape that environment imbued by the presence of death and find their way to a true life ? Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@nokia.com>

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9 September 1998 (France)  »

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Kvinnorna från Bretagne  »

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so slow
22 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is really boring. Everything is so slow, dark, depressing. The family in itself could be interesting: 3 totally different women living under the same roof. The two sisters are both self destructive in their own way. This story might have been in great book, but the movie isn't. The acting isn't even very good - Bonnaire and Beart are far from being at their best! Go only if you like Ouessant's wild landscapes...


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