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Empty Days (1999)

Rien à faire (original title)
An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.

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Marie-Do
Patrick Dell'Isola ...
Pierre
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Luis
Florence Thomassin ...
Sophie
Kelly Hornoy ...
Julie
Marion des Fachelles ...
Alice
Jérémy Bourgois ...
Luis
Chloé Mons ...
Catherine
Alexandre Carrière ...
Hervé
Farida Rahouadj ...
Marie, the neighbour
Josette Hemsen ...
Mireille
Philippe Peltier ...
Robert
Frédérique Hazard ...
Nicole
Jo Hochain ...
Geneviéve
Sarah Hamoud ...
Colleague in canteen
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An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.

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1 December 1999 (France)  »

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Les Mots bleus
Written by Jean-Michel Jarre
Performed by Christophe
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Unemployed Affection
7 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

What a delightful little movie. What i really enjoyed is the minimalistic camera work, which was heavily based on close ups and long shots. The way the camera lingers on the characters' faces and floats between them has great insight. Also credit goes to the amazing actors, especially the girl. She steals the show with her expressive style. You can see all the hope of being loved by someone, all the agony , all the fear of being alone... Maybe the movie was 3 minutes too long but that's totally forgivable. RIEN A FAIRE is certainly a movie to discover.


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