A HR director is sent in to restructure the hospital? a task which involves closing down the loss-making maternity unit. Four women of different ages, backgrounds and convictions will ... See full summary »
Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a ... See full summary »
The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During... See full summary »
Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair... See full summary »
Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with ... See full summary »
Touched to the depths of his being by the death of his child in a car accident nine years earlier, Jacques has lost his bearings. For this loss is all the more difficult to stand as Jacques... See full summary »
Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her ... See full summary »
I also saw this film in France, in French. I got the impression that the narrator at the beginning was Paulo, and that it was him who was only 17 when the story took place. I guess Joseph was just a farmworker and had never had any formal education and so that's why he was illiterate, I didn't understand the bit about his father dying, but I guess that makes sense, I just assumed he was a transient worker and had no need for education really. I also took a guess that the guy returning in the car 40 years later with the exercise book was the son of Jeanne..... I didn't realise this at the time, it took me a while to figure out the appropriate ages! I loved the film too, despite struggling to understand all of the action!
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