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Agence matrimoniale (1952)

Look at all the lonely people in a matrimonial agency.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Noël Pailleret
Yolande Laffon ... Mme Pailleret, la mère de Noël
Simone Guisin ... Mme Mangebois, la doctoresse
Michel Nastorg ... Le notaire (as Nastorg)
Gilberte Géniat ... La marchande de billets
Madeleine Barbulée ... Céline
... M. Charles (as De Funès)
Jean Sylvère ... M. Paul
Marina de Berg ... La soeur #1
Isabelle Lobbe ... La soeur #2 (as Isabelle Lobbé)
Mady Berry ... La concierge #1
Geneviève Morel ... La concierge #2
Anne Campion ... Viviane Galey
Michel Etcheverry ... Marcel Sarlet, le fiancé de Viviane
Jean Berton ... Le rigolo
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Noel is a bachelor and it is sure easy to see the reason why: an over possessive mother ;he once met a girl ,Gilberte ,but he threw it all away ...He inherits a matrimonial agency;after contemplating selling it ,he chooses to manage it,because his clients urge to do so.He feels sympathy for these lonely people whose bashfulness keeps them from finding happiness.He sees again Gilberte ,now a divorcee , who blames him for being always submissive to his mother's wishes . Written by dbdumonteil

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21 May 1952 (France)  »

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Agencja matrymonialna  »

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Matrimonial agency
2 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Isn't the matrimonial agency subject interesting?As the Beatles sing "Ah look at all those lonely people?Where do they all come from?Where do they all belong?".To my knowledge,this is the only FRench movie which deals with it.

Bernard Blier is a bachelor and it is sure easy to see the reason why: an over possessive mother ;he once met a girl ,Gilberte ,but he threw it all away ...He inherits a matrimonial agency;after contemplating selling it ,he chooses to manage it.And Le Chanois does then what he does best: he creates one hundred characters ,one quality which was almost lost after the Nouvelle Vague rising.

Like Le Chanois's precedent work "Sans Laisser d' Adresse" ,"Agence Matrimoniale" is populist cinema.Not for highbrows ,but for people who like the old cinema,the one which tells stories.


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