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La délicatesse (2011)

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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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Nathalie Kerr
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Markus Lundell
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Charles
Mélanie Bernier ...
Chloé, la secrétaire de Nathalie
Joséphine de Meaux ...
Sophie
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François
Monique Chaumette ...
Madeleine, la grand-mère
Marc Citti ...
Pierre
Alexandre Pavloff ...
Benoît (as Alexandre Pavloff de la Comédie Française)
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
La mère de François
Olivier Cruveiller ...
Le père de François
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La mère de Nathalie
Christophe Malavoy ...
Le père de Nathalie
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Ingrid, la secrétaire de Charles
Bénédicte-Lala Ernoult ...
L'ouvreuse du théâtre (as Bénédicte Ernoult)
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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate and other Delicacies.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La delicadeza  »

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€7,000,000 (estimated)
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Markus Lundl: Elle me permet d'être la meilleure version de moi même.
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Mon Chevalier
Written and performed by Émilie Simon
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Tellingly misunderstood and underrated
10 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a much better film than has been generally recognized. Props to Tatou for choosing this project. It is not a romantic comedy, though there are many occasions for laughter. It is about love and loss, grief and healing. Maybe even more, it is about our culture, whose pervasive artificiality and interpersonal politics need to make real things seem weird and out of place. There is a Bergmanesque (eg: 'Swedish') subsurface to this light-footed film. As you watch it, consider the fates Tatou's character avoids by rejecting each invitation to 'normalcy'...

The film is beautifully shot, colored, and lit. The script is marvelously economical: every line is necessary. Finally, the music is ideal for allowing the intentions of the filmmaker to sink in.


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