La dilettante (1999)

 |  Comedy  |  7 July 1999 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierrette Dumortier
Sébastien Cotterot ...
Barbara Schulz ...
Nathalie Dumortier
Jacques Dacqmine ...
M. Delaunay
Christian Morin ...
Edmond Robert
Nathalie Lafaurie ...
Paul Minthe ...
Prêtre en soutane
Vania Plemiannikov ...
Edmond Thibault
Clément Thomas ...
L'avocat de Pierrette
Armelle ...
Le juge d'instruction
Aymard Du Vivier ...
Député Trémond
Roger Trapp ...
Maître Donizetti, expert
Jean-François Balmer ...
Le président du tribunal
Marie-Christine Barrault ...
Thérèse Rambert


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Dyletantka  »

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An excellent movie
12 September 2004 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

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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