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Journal d'une femme de chambre (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 April 2015 (France)
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A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

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Clotilde Mollet ...
Madame Lanlaire
Hervé Pierre ...
Monsieur Lanlaire
Mélodie Valemberg ...
Marianne
Patrick d'Assumçao ...
Le capitaine
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Georges
Joséphine Derenne ...
La grand-mère de Georges
Dominique Reymond ...
La placeuse
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Rose
Adriana Asti ...
Elvira Parsi, la maquerelle
Aurélia Petit ...
La maîtresse (train)
Jean-Louis Croquet ...
Le maître (train)
Alain Eloy ...
Le douanier
Yvette Petit ...
Madame Gouin, la mercière
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In the early 1900s, in the French provinces. Célestine a beautiful and libertarian young woman, who has been hired as a chambermaid by the Lanlaires, arrives from Paris at the train station. Joseph, her masters' gruff gardener takes her to the house where she is to work. She is "welcomed" by Mr. Lanlaire who immediately starts fondling her. She then meets Mrs. Lanlaire, a very unpleasant woman with a class superiority. All this bodes ill for the future... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Diary of a Chambermaid  »

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$11,067 (USA) (12 June 2016)

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$46,675 (USA) (26 June 2016)
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French visa # 136.639. See more »

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Version of Celestine, Maid at Your Service (1974) See more »

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I won't return to my chamber maid.
20 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

The third version of Octave Mirbeau's novel and by far the weakest.Marion Cotillard was to play Célestine but she was eventually replaced by Léa Seydoux, whose inexpressive looks and listless acting do not help;and anyway she is no match for Jeanne Moreau ,the best Celestine ever,even though Luis Bunuel's story underwent some changes - when the master tackles a novel ,he integrates his obsessions ,and he makes it his own.

The movie suffers ,not only from Seydoux's monotonous portrayal,but also from a terribly desultory script (both Renoir's and Bunuel's efforts had firm screenplays.)

Let's put it straight:I did not expect much from a third version but I did watch it because Vincent Lindon is in it;unfortunately his part is reduced to a sex machine and he is not given a single chance to show his skills ;in Bunuel's version,Georges Géret made all his scenes count .

The cinematography is fine and the last pictures rather tasteful,but the movie will be quickly forgotten.


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