An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »
Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she... See full summary »
Black comedy about two best friends, one a budding playwright and the other a motorbike freak, who spend their time annoying their girlfriends and getting into various scrapes. Things turn ... See full summary »
Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with ... See full summary »
Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a ... See full summary »
The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During... See full summary »
Valentin is loved by his entourage specially the girls of the fifth floor.The film is a wide view of the social interactions of building tenants as they spy on each others.Valentin is more ... See full summary »
Pascal Thomas never failed, his movies are always pieces of life with bigger than life characters. If you liked "pleure pas la bouche pleine", "le chaud lapin", "celles qu'on n'a pas eues" or "les femmes les maris les amants", well you'll like "La dilettante" too. I never really noticed Catherine Frot (who plays the lead character Pierrette). For me she was one of a hundred faces that we can cross in french cinema. I was sure she was a good actress but nothing more than that. In "La Dilettante" she explodes, her character is complex, with a mix of impudor and decency, quietness and madness... I'm not sure that a lot of people could play that and bring to life a such character. But Catherine Frot is not alone here. Famous or unknown faces perform extraordinary scenes, like JF Balmer as the president of a Trial court who is afraid to get bored... Pascal Thomas makes fun of the comedy of our lives. Once again. His characters are bought to life by their extraordinary well written lines and by the actors perfect work. Once again. I'll definitely give it a 10/10 even if there is a very very light lack of rhythm sometimes.
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