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Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 May 2010 (USA)
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Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her ... See full summary »

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Jean
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Jean-Marc Thibault ...
Le père de Jean
Arthur Le Houérou ...
Jérémy
Bruno Lochet ...
Collègue de Jean 1
Abdellah Moundy ...
Collègue de Jean 2 (as Abdallah Moundy)
Michelle Goddet ...
La directrice de l'école
Anne Houdy ...
La commerciale des pompes funèbres
Geneviève Mnich ...
La mère de Véronique (voice)
Florence Hautier ...
Soeur de Jean 1
Jocelyne Monier ...
Soeur de Jean 2
Jean-François Malet ...
Le beau-frère
Maxence Lavergne ...
Elève classe de Jérémy
Philomène Pagnier ...
Elève classe de Jérémy
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Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her delicate and elegant charm. His ordinary life between family and work starts to falter. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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28 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Despoinis Chambon  »

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€3,900,000 (estimated)

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$26,337 (USA) (4 June 2010)

Gross:

$530,369 (USA) (24 December 2010)
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Quel joli temps (septembre)
Lyrics by Sophie Makhno (as Françoise Lo)
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"Humane and compelling portrayal..."
24 February 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

French screenwriter and director Stéphane Brizé's fourth feature film which he co-wrote with actress and screenwriter Florence Vignon was shot on various locations in France and is an adaptation of a novel from 2009 by writer Erich Holder. It tells the story about Jean, a middle-aged construction worker who lives a happy life in France with his wife Anne-Marie and their young son. Jean is a good father and husband, but his well structured life is shaken the day he is introduced to his son's attractive new teacher Veroniquè Chambon.

This subtly and acutely directed French production which draws a humane and compelling portrayal of a family man who encounters love when he least expects it and begins to reconsider his feelings, is a finely paced character-driven and dialog-driven drama which examines themes such as family relations, faith, coming-of-age and love while depicting a tangible and internal study of character which shows the sometimes ambiguous nature of life.

The fine photography by cinematographer Antoine Héberlé, the harmonic and naturalistic milieu depictions and the poignant use of sound and light emphasizes the emotionally charged atmosphere in this compassionate and romantic love story which is reinforced by French actor Vincent Lindon and French actresses Sandrine Kiberlaine and Aure Atika's heartfelt acting performances. A rarely moving and beautiful film which gained, among other awards, the award for Best Writing - Adaptation Stéphane Brizé and Florence Vignon at the César Awards in 2010.


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