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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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Despoinis Chambon  »

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Budget:

€3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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)
Music by Barbara
Performed by Barbara
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Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kiberlain at their very best.

I am not a romance films lover. I prefer brutal, thrilled and action movies; not for the squeamish. But this one, totally different, is a masterpiece for me. A real monument of fineness, sensibility and emotion. Kiberlain and Lindon were, not so long ago, a couple in real life. That explains everything on the screen. Some sequences are outsanding.

When shy Lindon asks shy Kiberlain to play a disc of HER music, and when they listen to it, side by side, I felt warmth under my skin. An unforgettable moment. Pure emotion. At one hundred per cent.

And the sequence at Lindon's father's anniversary, when Kiberlain plays violin, her eyes closed, plunged into her music, her world, her soul. At this moment, Lindon's wife stares at her husband's face, and Kiberlain's one. And she understands. Everything. But keeps this for her.

I won't spoil the end of this real gem. But, believe me, all long this story, I felt my eyes wet.


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