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La bûche (1999)

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Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas,... See full summary »

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Cast

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Louba
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Sonia
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Milla Robin
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Stanislas
Françoise Fabian ...
Yvette
Christopher Thompson ...
Joseph
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Gilbert
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Annabelle
Samuel Labarthe ...
Pierre
Françoise Brion ...
Janine
Hélène Fillières ...
Véronique
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Le fleuriste
Marie de Villepin ...
Marie
Didier Becchetti ...
L'escort-boy
Jean-Pierre Marino ...
Le cardiologue
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Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the mistress for the past 12 years of a man who will never leave his wife; Milla, the youngest, acerbic, lonesome. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, yuletide depression, Louba's pregnancy, Sonia's crumbling marriage, Stanislas's overtures to Yvette, and Milla's attraction to the man who's her father's rent-free lodger lead each one to re-examine self, family, and hopes. Is renewal possible? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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'Tis the Season to be Jolly!

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24 November 1999 (France)  »

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$22,304 (USA) (17 November 2000)

Gross:

$147,628 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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Includes a recipe for Christmas dinner for twelve. See more »

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References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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Kalinka
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Arranged by Michel Legrand
Performed by Svetlana de Loutchek
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Your own Christmas movie
5 January 2002 | by (rome, italy) – See all my reviews

I was just reading other comments made about this movie, and they were so negative that made me want to try and say a couple of words to say that the movie is great, entertaining, interesting, funny, original. A perfect plot, mastered with capacity and played at perfection. If you want to see a movie that shows how the magic of life beats the magic of christmas, go to see the movie, and be ready to face entangled plots of lives humoristically interwined.


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