- 1h 33m
The eventful life of a three-way household in a suburban pavilion arouses the curiosity of those around them, including that of a police inspector.The eventful life of a three-way household in a suburban pavilion arouses the curiosity of those around them, including that of a police inspector.The eventful life of a three-way household in a suburban pavilion arouses the curiosity of those around them, including that of a police inspector.
Her name is Alexa (Christine Murillo) but, for them, it's Alex. Fernand (Sami Frey) and Louis (Mario Gonzalez) love her and share tenderness, physical pleasure and everyday worries with her. There is also an attraction between the two boys which makes them happy lovers. This "couple" to three lives in a suburban house, Fernand being in charge of management and housework, Alexa to bring back the money that an old lady pays her for a few hours of reading. As for Louis, whose nerves on edge sometimes crack and whose need to be secure is immense, he plays the piano in a box. The meeting of Fernand and Sylvie (Nicole Jamet) will upset this beautiful balance. Alexa and Louis feel abandoned by Fernand who has disappeared to live his new love. Alexa, discouraged, threatens to leave, too. But Louis manages to find Fernand who decides to come back to the pavilion with Syvie of course. Happy to live with Fernand, Sylvie misunderstands the true relationships of the three friends. When she finds out the truth, it hurts her so much that she decides to leave them. But she won't.
What a wonderful film for a rainy day...
... or a confused woman/man in the middle of an identity crisis! This wonderful comedy - it combines successfully the hilarious and the horrible - has nevertheless a strong underlying message of great seriousness: What matters is people, and their love for each other, and their strength to carry on. I've loved this film ever since I first saw it. It seems to be almost forgotten (except in Germany, where it still is a cult movie) - I am looking forward to the day when it will be released on video or DVD.
- Feb 21, 2002
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