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Empty Days (1999)

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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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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 ...
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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La Vie Est si Belle
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A good idea, finally kind of wasted
3 December 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The first part of the film is quite good. As soon as they stay in the supermarket, Marie-Do and Pierre are really moving. It gets worse later.

Not because of the actor's performances, they're all quite good. Just that the second part leads much more place to the kind of "silent conversations" you can have with someone you love, and that only you and her/him can understand. What happens here is that we understand, but we're getting a bit bored by their meaningful looks without a sound. On the whole, it isn't bad, just disappointing to see the second part far behind the first one.


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