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A Hell of a Day (2001)

Reines d'un jour (original title)
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Hortense Lassalle
Hélène Fillières ...
Marie Larue
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Maurice Degombert
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Jane
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Luis Del Sol
Clémentine Célarié ...
Michèle
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Shermann
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Pierre
Valérie Benguigui ...
Stéphanie
Marie-Sophie L. ...
Patricia Shermann
Philippe Harel ...
Antoine Lassalle
Evelyne Buyle ...
Evelyne, la secrétaire
Atmen Kelif ...
Jean-Mi
Joseph Malerba ...
Marco, l'ostéopathe
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24 October 2001 (France)  »

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Delightful Movie – A Gem to be Discovered
7 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, the life of four persons are affected by their loves in a common day. Marie Larue (Hélène Fillières) has a sexual attraction followed by an intercourse with the bride in a wedding where she is the photographer. Three weeks later, she realizes that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, the cuckold husband of the unfaithful wife and therapist Hortense Lassalle (Karin Viard) travels to London and she tries to contact her two former lovers, expecting to have one night stand with one of them. While driving the bus, the bus driver Luis Del Sol (Sergi Lopez) is surprisingly informed by his wife that she is going to leave him, driving he mad. The former actor Maurice Degombert (Victor Lanoux) is contacted by phone by his former partner and passion after twenty-two years, and he wonders how will be their meeting. "Reines d'un Jour" is a delightful movie, indeed a gem to be discovered, picturing the life, love and deceptions of common people in a great city. It is inevitable a comparison with American movies of the same genre. This French movie, on the contrary of most American ones, is credible, showing ordinary persons that are not beautiful or handsome needing to work to survive, persons that do not live in fancy houses, do not drive expensive cars, use buses and do not have mobile phone. The cast has a magnificent performance and the inconclusive end fits perfectly to the context of the story. The natural beauty of Hélène Fillières is another attraction in this must-see film! My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Um Dia de Rainha" ("A Day of Queen")


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