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A Good Marriage (1982)

Le beau mariage (original title)
Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »

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Éric Rohmer

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Béatrice Romand ... Sabine
André Dussollier ... Edmond
Féodor Atkine ... Simon
Arielle Dombasle ... Clarisse
Huguette Faget Huguette Faget ... Maryse, Antique Dealer
Thamila Mezbah Thamila Mezbah ... Mother of Sabine
Sophie Renoir ... Lise
Hervé Duhamel Hervé Duhamel ... Frédéric
Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Nicolas
Virginie Thévenet Virginie Thévenet ... The Bride
Denise Bailly Denise Bailly ... Comtesse
Vincent Gauthier ... Claude
Anne Mercier Anne Mercier ... La secrétaire
Catherine Rethi Catherine Rethi ... Cliente
Patrick Lambert Patrick Lambert ... Voyageur
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Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not seem very interested. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le beau mariage See more »

Filming Locations:

Ballon, Sarthe, France See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The second of director Éric Rohmer's six "Comedies et Proverbes" series of movies of the 1980s. The other five, in chronological order, are The Aviator's Wife (1981), Pauline at the Beach (1983), Full Moon in Paris (1984), Summer (1986) and Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987). See more »

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Quintessentially Rohmerian exploration of manners
2 August 2018 | by robin_goSee all my reviews

Rohmer likes his morals and the moral for me here is how moving from one stage in life to another can't be forced. We can't decide to be in a different 'place' in life on a whim, without doing the maturing first. There's no short-cut. The cringeworthy party scene is perhaps the telling scene. Not just because of Sabine's inability to crawl out from childish ways, but equally Edmond's inability to cast his mind back to a time when he was giddy and foolish and work didn't matter. The supporting cast - friend Claude, Mother and the antiques dealer all have wisdom that comes through experience, but they know better than to waste too much breath with logic that headstrong Sabine is not ready for. A rites of passage, "find-out-the-hard-way" movie that's not as slight as first glances might suggest.


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