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Pierrette Dumortier
Sébastien Cotterot ...
Éric
Barbara Schulz ...
Nathalie Dumortier
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M. Delaunay
Christian Morin ...
Edmond Robert
Nathalie Lafaurie ...
Marcelle
Paul Minthe ...
Prêtre en soutane
Vania Plemiannikov ...
Philippe
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Edmond Thibault
Clément Thomas ...
L'avocat de Pierrette
Armelle ...
Le juge d'instruction
Aymard Du Vivier ...
Député Trémond
Roger Trapp ...
Maître Donizetti, expert
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Le président du tribunal
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Thérèse Rambert
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Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed and defenseless against boredom, decides one fine day to leave her husband and her bourgeois life in Switzerland to return to Paris. She settles in the studio of her son in the suburbs, finds work in a college, meets the reconstituted rich family of his daughter, falls in love with a priest, sleeps with the fiance of his daughter and, after several adventures, is manipulated by a shady antiquarian, which will lead her to prison.

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So full of clichés !
3 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you're searching for stereotypes, superficial characters, stupid lines and extreme poverty in the art of film making (directing and photography taste like bad french commercials), this movie is for you. True that Catherine Frot has a good energy, but how could she save by herself this so-called film from its emptiness ?


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