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A Common Thread (2004)
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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:
Lola Naymark ...
Claire Moutiers
Ariane Ascaride ...
Mme. Mélikian
Jackie Berroyer ...
M. Lescuyer (as Jacky Berroyer)
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Guillaume
Marie Félix ...
Lucile
Anne Canovas ...
Mme. Lescuyer
Marina Tomé ...
Gynecologist
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Mme. Moutiers
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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$2,183 (USA) (3 June 2005)

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$25,880 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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The embroiderers
20 August 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Here in Argentina this film goes by the title "La trama de la vida" (The weft of life), the french title could be translated in English as "The (women) embroiderers" (nouns in French have gender) Lovely film. Nice music composed by Michael Galasso (sounds like Arvo Pärt). Claire debates herself between giving her child in adoption or keeping it. The film builds up, step by step. Claire works in a supermarket but that's not what she wants to do in life, she wants to be an embroiderer. Being pregnant, being a teenager, living in a provincial town she must "take up arms against a sea of troubles". A brave and loving girl with determination. In this quest she also finds love.


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