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La ritournelle (2014)

Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working together in Normandy. They have always got on well but now that their two children have left the household routine and ... See full summary »

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Brigitte Lecanu
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Xavier Lecanu
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Jesper
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Stan
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Christiane
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Laurette
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Marion
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Grégoire Lecanu
Jean-Charles Clichet ...
Régis
Lakshantha Abenayake ...
Apu (as Lakshan Abenayake)
Benoît Giros ...
Fred
Meriem Serbah ...
La démonstratrice en tissus (as meriem Serbah)
Pierre Diot ...
Bruno Massoulier
Irène Ismaïloff ...
Stéphanie Massoulier
Louise Coldefy ...
La serveuse du restaurant
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Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working together in Normandy. They have always got on well but now that their two children have left the household routine and weariness have set in. One night, Brigitte, who has been invited to a party by a group of Parisians in the house next to their farm, lets herself be wooed by Stan, a witty, cool attractive young man. Some time later, giving a visit to a dermatologist as an excuse, she goes to Paris to meet him. But things do not go according to plan... Written by Guy Bellinger

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11 June 2014 (France)  »

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Folies Bergère  »

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The role of Xavier was offered to Gérard Jugnot, who declined. See more »

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The Good Life
(La belle vie)
Composed by Sacha Distel (1962)
American lyrics by Jack Reardon (1963)
Performed by Julie London
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Morally abysmal Star Vehicle
27 May 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Based on Paris Follies, I must assume that French movie studios have their stars under contract and must pay them whether they make a movie or not. I can't find any other explanation for Paris Follies other than a need to make a movie, any movie. The plot is thin to the point of transparency, consisting of Yvette trotting off to Paris for a non-existent doctor's appointment with the purpose of getting bedded by a young hunk. When that falls through, she beds the next available guy, a visiting doctor. We have no idea why (other than one reference to not doing it lately) until we learn that Xavier had an affair himself. That's called revenge effing around here and not sufficiently uplifting subject for a movie. Screen writing does matter.

Even if Paris Follies had a worthwhile plot, it would get a Razzie for some of the most deadly=literal subtitles on earth. Can you imagine translating the famous brand name of a cheese (La Vache Qui Rit) in a French movie. I'm not joking about that.

Don't let this turkey rob you of a couple of hours of your life.


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