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A Common Thread (2004)

Brodeuses (original title)
Claire (Nymark), an unmarried pregnant teenager, finds an odd relation in Madame Mélikian (Ascaride), an older woman grieving over the death of her son.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ariane Ascaride ...
Mme. Mélikian
Lola Naymark ...
Claire Moutiers
Jackie Berroyer ...
M. Lescuyer (as Jacky Berroyer)
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Guillaume
Marie Félix ...
Lucile
Anne Canovas ...
Mme. Lescuyer
Marina Tomé ...
Gynecologist
Élisabeth Commelin ...
Mme. Moutiers (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Christophe Hatey ...
Butcher
François Noël ...
Bike Guy
Yasmine Modestine ...
Nurse
Annie-Claude Sauton ...
Baker
Nathalie Kirzin ...
Round Woman
Ludivine Morissonaud ...
Clotilde
Arthur Quehen ...
Thomas
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When Claire learns that she is five months pregnant at the tender age of 17, she decides to give birth anonymously. She finds refuge with Madame Melikian, an embroiderer for haute couture designers. And, day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire's belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery create a filial bond between them. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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13 October 2004 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,183 (USA) (3 June 2005)

Gross:

$25,880 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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Not Convincing
13 December 2004 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Claire is a young girl who got pregnant. She didn't want to abort the baby and didn't want her boyfriend to pay his responsibility. Instead, she quit her current job at a local supermarket and went to work for Mrs. Melikian, as her embroidery assistant. Mrs. Melikian just lost his only son from a motorcycle accident.

Claire showed her willingness in taking her duties, as well as taking over Mrs. Melikian's private order when she was treated in the hospital (Mrs. Melikian tried to suicide, feeling lost without his son).

I found this movie was a bit boring, as not many conflict arisen during the almost 1.5 hour running time. The Claire character wasn't convincing as a pregnant young woman, whose trying to prove that she'll carry the burden alone. However, the character Mrs. Melikian was superb.


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