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The Lacemaker (1977)

La dentellière (original title)
A reserved young woman moves into an apartment with a young student she met while on vacation.

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 ... François' girlfriend (as Renata Schroeter)
Michel de Ré Michel de Ré ... The painter
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 ... La caisière
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat ... (as Gilberte Geniat)
Sabine Azéma ... Corinne (as Sabine Azema)
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Storyline

Timid, discreet, and humble, the guileless nineteen-year-old assistant hairdresser, Pomme, lives with her doting mother and works in a Parisian beauty salon. When Pomme's only friend and polar opposite--the experienced, sensuous and independent beautician, Marylène--decides to take her along on a vacation at the heart of Normandy, in the chic seaside resort of Cabourg, the virginal woman has a chance encounter with the cultivated literature student, Francois. Head-over-heels in love with each other, the young and inexperienced couple returns to Paris with big dreams; however, life is as exciting as it is complicated. Now, one of the ardent lovers has a change of heart. Is Francois and Pomme's cold separation inevitable? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Isabelle Hupperts first big movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Macadam Stories (2015) See more »

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Wonderful film
27 December 1998 | by taprootSee all my reviews

Who knows why we retain the memory of some films and others remain a forgotten blip. "The Lacemaker" stayed with me over the years. I thought Isabelle Huppert played a marvelous part, and the story line fascinated me. I can still feel the sadness of her character when she was rejected by her lover, and then paid the price for her addiction to him. Films like "Blade Runner," "Murmur of the Heart," "Experience Preferred but not Essential, " The Unbearable Lightness of Being," "Closely Watched Trains," and a host of other good films will always be special to me, but not as endearing as "La Dentelliere."


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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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