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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1.66 : 1
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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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Suite symphonique
Composed by Philippe Rombi
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Realistic and Entertaining Psychotherapy in Film
24 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It is one of the most realistic and ethical depictions of a psychotherapist, and the process of brief therapy, in film; for this reason, it was nominated for an award by the Media Watch Committee of the American Psychological Association. The depictions of the teenagers and their concerns are also realistic, funny, and tender. The film has a beautiful, memorable soundtrack; the photography is equally beautiful. Oui, Mais is a film I show in my Psychological Issues in Film graduate classes, and I look forward to seeing it each time. Anyone who is interested in psychotherapy or adolescents - or anyone who simply wants to see a charming film - should see Oui, Mais.

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