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Paulette (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  16 January 2013 (France)
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Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.

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Bernadette Lafont ...
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Maria
Dominique Lavanant ...
Françoise Bertin ...
Renée
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Walter
Ismaël Dramé ...
Léo (7 ans)
Jean-Baptiste Anoumon ...
Ousmane
Axelle Laffont ...
Agnès
Paco Boublard ...
Vito
Mahamadou Coulibaly ...
Idriss
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Momo
Aymen Saïdi ...
Rachid
Soufiane Guerrab ...
Zak
Samir Trabelsi ...
Pierrot
Alexandre Aubry ...
Tit'Yves
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Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet. One evening when she attends a curious traffic incident outside her building, Paulette sees the sign of destiny. She decides to start selling cannabis. After all, why should she not? Paulette was formerly pastry chef. Her gift for trade and cooking skills are assets towards finding original solutions in the conducting of her new business. Written by Sddq.Shahid

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Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »
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Naughty and nice
4 September 2013 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

This is the French take on the surprisingly popular story of "staid grandmother becomes dope peddler". In this case: A widow hankers back to her personal belle époque when she ran a successful restaurant with her husband. Now, her husband's drunk himself to death, Asians have taken over her restaurant, her daughter is estranged and money's too tight to mention. The once lively Paulette has become lonely and depressed and blames it all on the immigrants. In true Ayn Rand spirit, Paulette then decides to use her entrepreneurial skills and sell the old ganja, even if this means cooperating with -- well, the very same criminal immigrants she dreads so much.

The story is fairly linear and takes few twists and turns, but because of the great dialogues and great acting, it's nevertheless entertaining. Like a great dish, if it tastes great you won't complain just because you've had it before. And like chocolate, I like my movies the better the darker they come.


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