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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$147,628 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Otchi Tchornia
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Arranged by Michel Legrand
Performed by Svetlana de Loutchek
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Simply excelent
13 September 2003 | by (Mexicali, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Tender, real, funny memorable, are words that describe this film to me. The first time I saw it, it was only the end of it, but that was enough to let me know this will be a favorite. Maybe I am not such an expert, but it has the elements a film must have to be in my memory.


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