A bereaved young man falls in love with a shop assistant he glimpses in a window and secretly tries to get to know her better.

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A study of loneliness, love, and imperfect relationships.

Director: Jérôme Bonnell
Stars: Éric Caravaca, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Emmanuelle Devos
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Julien
Nathalie Boutefeu ...
Alice
Florence Loiret Caille ...
Emma (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Serge Riaboukine ...
Gilles
Marc Citti ...
Pascal
Antoine Goldet ...
Basile
Valérie Stroh ...
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Marion
Jean-Michel Portal ...
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Yves
Fabrice Cals ...
Ludovic
Isabelle Ungaro ...
Pascal's wife
Delphine Rollin ...
Olga, la libraire
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Gregoires brother
Judith Rémy ...
La barmaid
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A bereaved young man falls in love with a shop assistant he glimpses in a window and secretly tries to get to know her better.

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Le chignon d'Olga  »

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A charming little film....
10 February 2005 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I almost gave up on Le Chignon d'Olga. It was late and i was tired. The film started with an endless array of characters all being introduced within a short space of time. Quite frankly, i was lost and couldn't figure out who was who.

Glad i stuck with it tho cos, once i got a handle on the characters, i found the film thoroughly enjoyable.

I can see why director Jérôme Bonnell is compared to Eric Rohmer. They seemingly both like to concentrate on the small nuances of peoples everyday lives, and as another reviewer mentioned, these type of films never get made in Hollywood. I, for one, hope the French never stop making these small intriguing films (this one was shot for under 1,000,000).

I will be watching for further offerings from Jérôme Bonnell. French cinema seems to be in safe hands.

Recommended.

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