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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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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)

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$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 Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) See more »

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Le Temps des Fleurs
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Arranged by Michel Legrand
Performed by Svetlana de Loutchek
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A delightful integration of the love of family and the lure of adultery.
22 December 2000 | by (New York, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

A somewhat satirical view of French values, especially family and adultery. Even when the values appear inherently contradictory, the film lifts the spirit and evokes laughter. The cabaret scenes are especially wonderful.


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