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Les âmes fortes (2001)

At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a ... See full summary »

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Thérèse
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Firmin
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Madame Numance
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Monsieur Numance
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Reveillard
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Rampal
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Première femme veillée
Christian Vadim ...
Le pasteur
Carlos López ...
Le muet
Monique Mélinand ...
Thérèse âgée
Jacqueline Staup ...
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Corine Blue ...
Jeune femme veillée
Aimé Lebedel ...
Vieux chanteur
Nathalie Boutefeu ...
Charlotte
Marc Dantes ...
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At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a blacksmith, to Châtillon, a town in Provence. Here, she makes the acquaintance of the wealthy Madame Numance, who is known for her good deeds. Realising that Thérèse is pregnant and unemployed, Madame Numance insists that she moves into a house on her estate. Whilst Firmin resents the arrangement, Thérèse soon finds that she can exploit the situation, using her benefactor's naivety and generosity for her own gain.. Written by unknown

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Pointless, over-descriptive and dull...
27 July 2004 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Despite the unquestioned talent of Raul Ruiz, this movie is an unqualified disaster. The plot drifts aimlessly, tv-series like, coupled with inadequate acting and over-elaborate voice-over in order to further the "action" in an ad-hoc manner. Practically very little of any importance actually happens, even less of what occurs on the screen is dramatically convincing in this terminally unexciting journey of a manipulative young girl and her encounters in rural France of the 19th century. Vacuity disguised as ambiguity or worse, profundity. Good cinematography though, but there are far better literary adaptions done recently such as Assayas' "Les destinees sentimentales".


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