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Some Kind of Blue (2005)

Les mots bleus (original title)
Clara a peur des mots. Sa fille, Anna, a peur des autres. Vincent a peur de grandir... Mais il n'aura pas peur de les aimer.

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Clara
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Vincent
Camille Gauthier ...
Anna
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Muriel
Cédric Chevalme ...
Le mari de Clara
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
La maîtresse d'Anna
Prune Lichtle ...
L'amie de Vincent
Esther Gorintin ...
Baba
Gabrielle Lopes Benites ...
La fille de Muriel
Louis Pottier ...
Le fils de Muriel (as Louis Pottier-Arnaud)
Clarisse Baffier ...
Clara enfant
Geneviève Yeuillaz ...
La maîtresse de Clara
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Clara a peur des mots. Sa fille, Anna, a peur des autres. Vincent a peur de grandir... Mais il n'aura pas peur de les aimer.

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23 March 2005 (France)  »

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Quelque chose de bleu  »

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€6,000,000 (estimated)
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Les mots bleus
by Jean-Michel Jarre
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A haunting story atypical of French cinema; a gem
13 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film floored me. I sobbed throughout. There was something incredibly raw about it which triggered emotions inside which no other film has done. I caught this film at the cinema in France last year, and I can imagine that watching it depending on English subtitles to convey its sentiment would detract from your experience. The three main characters (the single mother of irrational, overblown emotions, the questionably mute daughter and her dedicated teacher) are confused and insecure, their haunting pasts preventing them from living fully. They don't fit in anywhere, but may fit in with each other.

For those of us who deal with characters like these, or ARE characters like these in everyday life, this film strikes a familiar chord which resonates deeply within and breaks up the balled-up frustration and sadness which resides deep within the psyche. The style of the cinematography and the lack of music combined with the excellent performances and script make this story and these people feel very real. To blow off the relationship which develops between the mother and the teacher as extraneous or unnecessary to the plot is a mistake; the high emotions ARE the plot and are expressed most effectively. Les Mots Bleus is a tearjerker in the purest sense of the word. Don't read into it or analyze it too much; let your emotions be controlled.


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