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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 ...
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Vania Plemiannikov ...
Philippe
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Edmond Thibault
Clément Thomas ...
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Armelle ...
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Aymard Du Vivier ...
Député Trémond
Roger Trapp ...
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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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Nothing short of hilarious
13 March 2000 | by (New York NY) – See all my reviews

This film truly is remarkable in that what promises to be a pleasant time turns into a riot. I laughed out loud more at this film than I have at any in years. Catherine Frot does a marvelous job as Pierrette and Pascal Thomas gives us a film that is refreshing in that, contrary to seemingly all American films, does not pander to the audience. We aren't given a lengthy exposition in which we learn everything up-to-date on the characters: we're simply thrown in the middle of the action and need to use our head to find our bearings. Let's pray this film gets distributed in the US.


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