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Vénus beauté (institut) (1999)

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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Madame Nadine, la patronne
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Antoine DuMont
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
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Samantha
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Marie
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 February 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Venus Beauty Institute  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,150, 29 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$416,464, 23 September 2001
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1.85 : 1
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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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Connections

Followed by Venus and Apollo (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Lessons of Love
Written by Nicolas Neidhardt (as N. Neidhart), Jean-Marie Marrier (as J.M. Marrier)
Performed by D'Unnienville
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Can those who prepare others for love find it themselves?
10 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

A parade of interesting characters walk through this beauty parlor usually convinced that all that matters is the external self. While the workers service their customer's outside's, the workers go about dealing with their inner feelings and emotions.

Which is more important? When the camera is in the "institute", things are pink and alive, but superficial. When the camera is outside, thing get much more dreary, but more emotionally satisfying.

May be both things count equally.


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