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The Lacemaker (1977)

La dentellière (original title)
Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Goretta

Writers:

Claude Goretta, Pascal Lainé (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Pomme
Yves Beneyton Yves Beneyton ... François
Florence Giorgetti Florence Giorgetti ... Marylène
Annemarie Düringer ... Pomme's mother (as Anne-Marie Düringer)
Renate Schroeter Renate Schroeter ... François' girlfriend (as Renata Schroeter)
Michel de Ré Michel de Ré ... The painter
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... La mère de François
Jean Obé Jean Obé ... Le père de François
Christian Baltauss Christian Baltauss ... Gérard
Christian Peythieu Christian Peythieu
Heribert Sasse Heribert Sasse
Jeanne Allard Jeanne Allard
Odile Poisson Odile Poisson ... La caisière
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat ... (as Gilberte Geniat)
Sabine Azéma ... Corinne (as Sabine Azema)
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Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice hairdresser, meets Francois, a middle-class intellectual. Francois becomes her first lover, but their social and cultural differences get in the way of happiness. Written by Yepok

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Language:

French

Release Date:

8 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lacemaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabourg, Calvados, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Swiss director Claude Goretta films a tender relationship that was doomed to failure.
21 July 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Class differences are extremely detrimental to human relationships especially to relationships which involve love between a man and a woman.However hard one may try,one cannot really get rid of class differences in daily lives.Swiss film 'The Lacemaker' is sincere in its depiction of a tender love affair which was bound to fail from its inception.Based on a Goncourt prize winning novel by Pascal Lainé, 'La Dentellière' reveals actress Isabelle Huppert in one of the most sensible roles of her acting career.It is with great confidence and ease that she plays the role of a shy woman who is not too enthusiastic about getting into relationships with men.However,a chance meeting with an intelligent boy changes her life for good.La Dentellière succeeds as it depicts how vulnerable some women can be.It is neither anti women nor pro men but it has something for intelligent viewers who would like to be impartial judges of male female relationships.Those who have deep knowledge of French cinema would not fail in recognizing young actress Sabine Azéma playing a minor role.


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