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

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Employees of a beauty parlor in search of love and happiness.

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Quotes

Angele: When you smile I find you handsome.
Jacques: That's because you know my soul.
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Connections

Followed by Venus and Apollo (2005) See more »

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You Are the Woman
Written by N. Neidhart, J.M. Marrier
Performed by D'Unnienville
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Women with lots of issues about men, they are all a mess.
28 July 2003 | by (Somerville, MA) – See all my reviews

Netflix described this movie as follows: "With "Venus Beauty Institute," French writer and director Tonie Marshall takes us into this world of beauty and self image and into the lives of four strong, smart woman who make their living practicing beauty at a Parisian spa."

I was waiting throughout the entire movie for a glimpse of a strong woman...every woman in the entire movie seemed to me to be needy, insecure, wounded, angry, naive, or self destructive. The implausible plot of the very appealing Antoine, falling head over heels for Angele, I just didn't buy it. Not to mention, why did they have to make him already engaged to someone else? So throughout the whole thing, I'm feeling pissed off that he is betraying his fiance, while wooing this already completely screwed up woman, who has no faith in men already, but this guy is supposed to restore her faith in men, only he is destroying the life of another woman in order to restore the faith of this one????? The whole premise really upset me.

I just wish the movie had been described differently. As women with low self esteem and issues with men, dealing with their issues in their own uniquely unhealthy fashions.


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