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Quatre étoiles (2006)

Franssou, a charming Parisian English teacher, who shares part of her life with a boring middle-aged lover, dreams of another life. So, when she unexpectedly inherits 50,000 euros, she ... See full summary »

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Stéphane
Renée Le Calm ...
Mlle Poilloux
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Franssou
Raymond Gil ...
Notaire
Richard Morgiève ...
Prêtre
Éliane Adatto ...
Concierge
Guilaine Londez ...
Marianne
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Christina
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Marc
Charline Paul ...
Voisine
Gérard Jumel ...
Directeur
Colette Grivet ...
Femme de ménage
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ...
Réceptionniste
Sébastien Féron ...
Loueur de voiture
Claire Charré ...
Conseillère banque
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Franssou, a charming Parisian English teacher, who shares part of her life with a boring middle-aged lover, dreams of another life. So, when she unexpectedly inherits 50,000 euros, she grasps the opportunity and goes to the French Riviera in order to take it easy in luxury. In the four-star hotel where she rents a room she comes across Stéphane, a strange guy who is in the process of arranging Elton John's next coming to the place. Intrigued by the noisy ostentatious fellow, she follows him until she finally comes into contact with him. She knows Stéphane is at bay and decides to take advantage of it. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Overly talky, poorly developed misfire about a 'mis-matched' couple on the Riviera.
16 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

It's possible to believe in Stephane, the con man who operates in a smart hotel on the Riviera, but he's not particularly interesting or likable; and why he falls in love with the schoolteacher who is spending her small inheritance is a mystery. And we are supposed to believe that the schoolteacher instantly transforms into a tough business-person, and falls in love with Stephane. I didn't. I neither believed her character, nor liked her dishonest and greedy manner. Stephane's friend the tongue-tied, love-struck racing car champ (Cluzet) was another idea without any basis in character. And everyone talks all the time, while I was longing for them to get out and see a bit of the Riviera and do something. By the halfway mark I was wondering if this might have made a decent film with a better script some charismatic actors, and a director with some visual flair, but it was merely an idea to revive a sort of "To Catch a Thief" with very little understanding of the dramatic infrastructure or charm, or pace of that film, I realised I was dreaming. The Hitchcock picture isn't that good, but next to this one, it's a masterpiece. "Quatre Etoiles" has a couple of good ideas, but they do not a feature film make.


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