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Venus Beauty (1999)
"Vénus beauté (institut)" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  3 February 1999 (France)
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Employees of a beauty parlor in search of love and happiness.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bulle Ogier ...
Madame Nadine, la patronne
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Antoine DuMont
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Jacques
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Samantha
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Marie
Robert Hossein ...
L'aviateur
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La cliente aux bottines fourées
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La cliente aux taches sur les mains
Hélène Fillières ...
La fiancée d'Antoine (as Hélène Filières)
Brigitte Roüan ...
Madame Marianne
Claire Nebout ...
La cliente exhibitioniste
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Tante Maryse
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Tante Lyda
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Mlle Evelyne
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Madam Nadine manages with pride the "Vénus beauté" Salon which offers relaxation, massage and make-up services. The owner and her three beauticians: Samantha, Marianne and Angèle are pros. Contrary to her friend Marianne, who still dreams of the big day, Angèle no longer believes in love. Marie, the youngest of the three employees, discovers love in the hands of a sixty year-old former pilot, who risks everything... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Welcome to the Venus Beauty Institute where love, innocence and sex are a sight to behold.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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3 February 1999 (France)  »

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Venus Beauty Institute  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,150 (USA) (27 October 2000)

Gross:

$416,464 (USA) (21 September 2001)
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Trivia

Veteran French actress Micheline Presle, who cameos as a spinster aunt, is actually the mother of director Tonie Marshall. See more »

Quotes

Angele: When you smile I find you handsome.
Jacques: That's because you know my soul.
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Followed by Venus and Apollo (2005) See more »

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Rilax No2
Written by N. Neidhart, S. Storch
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When a Middle Age Woman Finds Love Again
9 October 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, Angèle (Nathalie Baye) is a beautician working in the beauty parlor 'Venus Beauty Institute', owned by Natalie (Bulle Ogier). Her colleagues are Samantha (Mathilde Seigner) and Marie (Audrey Tautou) and they have a good relationship in the salon. Angèle has an emotional problem with men and she does not believe in love anymore. Her affairs happen by chance with strangers and she seems to have the gift of choosing wrong guys for one night stand. Angèle meets Antoine (Samuel Le Bihan), a sculptor who has a crush with her, but the bitter and heartbroken Angèle has problems to believe on his love. I liked this romance about a heartbroken middle age woman finding love again. First, because of the great performance of the beautiful Nathalie Baye, who was fifty-one years old in 1999. The gorgeous Audrey 'Amélie Poulain' Tautou and Mathilde Seigner are collyrium for the eyes of the male viewers, being another attraction. The story has some ups and downs, with some shallow situations, like the exhibitionist client who walks naked in the beauty shop, but the balance is very positive. The story ends like a fairy tale and is enjoyable. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): 'Instituto de Beleza Venus' ('Venus Beauty Institute')


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