Attracted but also frightened by her sexuality, a teenage girl undergoes a brief therapy with a warm, humorous and competent psychotherapist.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eglantine Laville
Erwann Moenner - the psychotherapist
Alix de Konopka ...
Denise Laville
Sébastien 'Seb' Douglas
Vanessa Jarry ...
Patrick Bonnel ...
André Laville
Stéphane Szestak ...
Ahmed Guedayia ...
Gaëtan Fauchoix ...
Cédric Michel ...
Aurélie Babled ...
Pierre Bianco ...
Prof d'Anglais
Sylvie Jobert ...
Prof de Maths
Martine Gautier ...
Amie Denise Laville
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Mr. Chanteau


At age 17, Eglantine is troubled by a number of things. Her argumentative parents comprise an absentee and philandering father and an overprotective, occasionally alcoholic mother. Her boyfriend Sébastien is a couple of years older; he's ready, but she isn't. Frequent furtive visits to her therapist help her to see that these issues are not 'problems', but 'difficulties', which she has the strength to overcome. Written by David Carless

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18 April 2001 (France)  »

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Yes, But...  »

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Moenner, the psychotherapist: Say you fall into a manure pit, what do you do?
[we see Eglantine hurry out of the pit]
Moenner, the psychotherapist: Exactly. You climb out of the shit. Take a long shower. Figure out how you fell in. And only then read up on shit.
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Written by Yves Lavandier and Philippe Rombi
Performed by Christine Flowers
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Oui, mais... Yves Lavandier's masterpiece I'd like to see in Germany
20 March 2003 | by (Frechen, Germany) – See all my reviews

Although the film has been on the cinema in other countries, we are still waiting for it in Germany. I wonder why, since "Oui, mais..." is such an elegant revelation of the popular psychologic games making our lives a hell... and such a beautiful, light, warm and entertaining homage to what therapy can do.

Particularly when you're an adolescent still having all choices of life to make (partner, profession, lifestyle). It's true, 17-year-old Eglantine has fallen in a cesspool (her mom being depressive and alcoholic, her Dad paying off his love in bills for good marks, her first love having slight difficulties in diffentiating sex from love, and she herself being afraid of leaving the nest). Fortunately for her, Erwann Moenner, therapist, talkative and therefore appearing very human, shows her how she can come out of the s***, have a good shower, understand how she could have fallen in the cesspool and perhaps afterwards, read scholarly books on s***...

I had the privilege to see the film on a francophone TV-channel and was deeply touched. Being able to see it again in a German cinema would be just wonderful.

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