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Une semaine de vacances (1980)

Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.

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Bertrand Tavernier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Laurence Cuers
Gérard Lanvin ... Pierre
Flore Fitzgerald Flore Fitzgerald ... Anne
Michel Galabru ... Mancheron
Jean Dasté ... Le père de Laurence
Marie-Louise Ebeli Marie-Louise Ebeli ... La mère de Laurence
Philippe Delaigue Philippe Delaigue ... Jacques, le frère de Laurence
Geneviève Vauzeilles Geneviève Vauzeilles ... Lucie
Philippe Léotard ... Le docteur Sabouret
Philippe Noiret ... Michel Descombes
Jean-Claude Durand Jean-Claude Durand ... Philippe
Catherine Anne Duperray Catherine Anne Duperray ... Josiane Lalande, le professeur chahuté (as Catherine-Anne Duperray)
Jean Sourbier Jean Sourbier ... André
André Mortamais André Mortamais ... Le client
Thierry Herbivo Thierry Herbivo ... Jean Mancheron
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Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 June 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Week's Vacation See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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O Solitude
Written by Henry Purcell
Performed by Alfred Deller
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi
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Another gem from Cinema master Tavernier
29 February 2000 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

For me, Bertrand Tavernier is the greatest French cinema director of the last 30 years. His films always have that real great sense of reality. It's also got creativity and intelligence. As I was watching fragile Nathalie Baye in this film, I was thinking what Hollywood would have done with that kind of story. The teacher will have face adversity and

realise that her duty is to carry on, even if she's not made for this work. It will have violons and tears. Here, Nathalie Baye said no to all that, and we are very happy for her. For 1 hours 45 minutes, Tavernier makes us know the deep feelings of that woman. The logic says she will quit. And so she does and we're happy. Watch good work from veteran comic Michel Galabru, in a serious part.


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