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Monique (2002)

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Alex (Albert Dupontel) and Claire (Marianne Denicourt) are living a boring and tedious life after years of marriage. They do not communicate to each other anymore, and Alex is almost ... See full summary »

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Alex
Marianne Denicourt ...
Claire
Philippe Uchan ...
Marc
Marina Tomé ...
Sophie
Sophie Mounicot ...
Gabrielle
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...
Jeff
Margot Abascal ...
Séverine
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Paul
Jean-Pierre Bernard ...
Le vieux photographe
Augustin Legrand ...
L'infirmier
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Jean-Louis Annaloro ...
Motard
Johny Bert ...
Retraité
Claude Berthy ...
Vieux voisin
Thierry Blandin ...
Directeur hospice
Bruno Bollini ...
Footballeur
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Alex (Albert Dupontel) and Claire (Marianne Denicourt) are living a boring and tedious life after years of marriage. They do not communicate to each other anymore, and Alex is almost speechless at home and without motivation and inspiration in his work as a former successful photographer. When Claire decides to leave him to live with her sculptor teacher, and Alex, completely wasted, accidentally orders an expensive and desirable sex molded doll called "Monique", his life changes completely. Alex falls in love with Monique, making all his fantasies come true, while his privacy is respected. His behavior affects the lives of his closest friends and Claire. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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21 August 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Monique Sempre Feliz  »

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$984,936 (France) (23 August 2002)

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$984,936 (France) (23 August 2002)
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The Remedy for Migraines, Headaches and Boring and Tedious Married Life
8 September 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Alex (Albert Dupontel) and Claire (Marianne Denicourt) are living a boring and tedious life after years of marriage. They do not communicate to each other anymore, and Alex is almost speechless at home and without motivation and inspiration in his work as a former successful photographer. When Claire decides to leave him to live with her sculptor teacher, and Alex, completely wasted, accidentally orders an expensive and desirable sex molded doll called "Monique", his life changes completely. Alex falls in love with Monique, making all his fantasies come true, while his privacy is respected. His behavior affects the lives of his closest friends and Claire.

This witty and original comedy plays with endured and routine relationships that are completely exhausted, without communication or sex life. Alex represents those men in middle-age crisis that keep their boring and tedious marriage without any further emotions or dialog, actually accommodated to the situation. Claire represents those women afraid to give a step ahead in life, balancing between a stable finished relationship and the fear for new feelings and experiences. Monique represents the new, the refreshment of a wasted life and the dream of most "Alexs". The director Valérie Guignabodet shows a great sensibility, approaching this delicate theme in a funny and neutral way, never being corny or accusing or defending who is right or who is wrong in this battle of sexes. One correction: The Worldcup of 1950 was in Brazil, director Valérie Guignabodet committed a serious research mistake. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Monique – Sempre Feliz" ("Monique – Always Happy")


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