MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,890 this week

La bûche (1999)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 1,407 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 21 user | 17 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4118 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 96 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 77 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 84 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "La bûche" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: La bûche (1999)

La bûche (1999) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of La bûche.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dead Tired (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc
Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret
Night Sun (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Julian Sands, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Massimo Bonetti
Lemming (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The wife of a young engineer's boss dies.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director: Danièle Thompson
Stars: Cécile De France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez
Persécution (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Chéreau
Stars: Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Hell (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain
Biography | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Jane Birkin, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Philippe Léotard
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Pierre Aknine
Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Emmanuelle Béart, Tchéky Karyo
My Stars (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Laetitia Colombani
Stars: Kad Merad, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Ann-Gisel Glass, Jacques Bonnaffé, Fanny Bastien
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Jeanne Balibar, Pierre Léon
Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Pierre Léon, Emmanuelle Béart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Louba
...
Sonia
...
Milla Robin
...
Stanislas
Françoise Fabian ...
Yvette
Christopher Thompson ...
Joseph
...
Gilbert
...
Annabelle
Samuel Labarthe ...
Pierre
Françoise Brion ...
Janine
Hélène Fillières ...
Véronique
...
Le fleuriste
Marie de Villepin ...
Marie
Didier Becchetti ...
L'escort-boy
Jean-Pierre Marino ...
Le cardiologue
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

'Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Besos para todos  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$147,628 (USA) (8 December 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Includes a recipe for Christmas dinner for twelve. See more »

Connections

References ER (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Temps des Fleurs
Traditional
Arranged by Michel Legrand
Performed by Svetlana de Loutchek
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Three Sisters" celebrate Christmas in Paris or Anton Chekhov would've smiled:
5 December 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Three sisters, the Parisians with the sweet Russian names, Sonya, Lyuba and Milla and their parents who have been divorced for 25 years but still have a lot to say to each other are in the center of this charming, clever, funny, touching and poignant dramedy that takes place one year in Paris from December 20 till Christmas Eve. It will start with the funeral and it will end with the Christmas party in which all members of this dysfunctional family participate but many events will happen before the party, important decisions will be taken, life-changing revelations will occur and all of it with the background of incredible Paris decorated for Christmas and the sound of beloved Christmas songs and some unforgettable Russian and Jewish songs. Danièle Thompson directed a marvelous movie for which she and her son Christian (who also stars) wrote a script. Three beautiful and talented actresses play the sisters. Sabine Azéma is Lyuba, the older of the three (the songs that she performers in a Russian cabaret almost reduce me to tears), Emmanuelle Béart is Sonya, the only one of the sisters who seems to have found happiness in her picture perfect family life but there is more than meets the eye. Charlotte Gainsbourg (the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, a very talented young actress whom I like in everything I've seen her) is Milla, the youngest sister, a brilliant computer programmer, the rebel and the loner who spends all her time at work.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Confusing Ending tluke25
Soundtrack invierno
the soundtrack jdown-1
Recipe from the credits? dmcdknf
Discuss La bûche (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?