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De vrais mensonges (2010)

A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her mother.

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Émilie Dandrieux
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Maddy Dandrieux
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Jean
Stéphanie Lagarde ...
Sylvia
Judith Chemla ...
Paulette
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La cliente à la frange
Didier Brice ...
L'homme au magazine
Daniel Duval ...
Le père d'Émilie
Yilin Yang ...
Cliente chinoise 1
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Cliente chinoise 2 (as Lan Qui)
Patrice Bouret ...
Monsieur Pastor
Paul Morgan ...
Mister Isaac
Santiago Reyes ...
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Following a breakdown, multi-lingual Jean quits his job as a UNESCO translator to become handyman at Emilie's hair salon. Smitten by her he writes her a love letter but she thinks it comes from an elderly admirer and sends it on to her mother Maddy, who needs cheering after her husband left. Eventually Maddy comes to the conclusion that Jean is her secret admirer and Emilie plays up to this to keep her mother content and sane. When Emile tells the truth neither Maddy or Jean are pleased but love eventually finds a way to make them all happy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Sometimes a little white lie can change everything

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Beautiful Lies  »

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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a love letter written to Émilie is read out in a voice-over while scenes of her admirer watching her and writing her letters are shown on the screen. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 12 August 2011 (2011) See more »

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Live Good (In Flagranti Remix)
Written by M Clair, M. Jay and P. Riballier
Performed by Naive New Beaters
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Vibrant and refreshing
1 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a salon owner who uses a desperately wants her mother to get over her father falling in love with someone 20 years younger. She writes an anonymous love letter to cheer her mother up, with disastrous results.

Throughout the film, "Beautiful Lies" (as it is called in Hong Kong) maintains an upbeat and lovable atmosphere. The deceits of beautiful intentions are so beautiful to watch. Emilie is beautiful, charming and mischievous, while Jacques is reserved, intellectual and charming. The mother is vibrant and attractive when her spirits are lifted up. The film is full of love, not just romantic love, but love for friends, acquaintances and parents too. And it is funny as well!


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