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Favourites of the Moon (1984)

Les favoris de la lune (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 8 February 1985 (USA)
Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, ... See full summary »

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Claire
Alix de Montaigu ...
Delphine Laplace
François Michel ...
Philippe
Jean-Pierre Beauviala ...
Colas
Pascal Aubier ...
Monsieur Laplace
Christiane Bailly ...
Agnès
Bernard Eisenschitz ...
Gustave
Hans Peter Cloos ...
Monsieur Duphour-Paquet
Maïté Nahyr ...
Madeleine Duphour-Paquet
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Julien
László Szabó ...
Terrorist
Yannick Carpentier ...
Policier
Fanny Dupin ...
Rivière
Marie Parra Aledo ...
Blanche
Gabriella Sheer ...
Nicole
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Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, art dealers, and inventors, calls to mind the bustling tapestries of Robert Altman. The story revolves around two objects, a rare set of 18th-century Limoges china, and a 19th century aristocratic portrait. As these items are passed, sold, or stolen from one character to another, a giddy round dance of excess begins to take shape, one which suggests that if history doesn't repeat itself, it certainly rhymes. Together with co-writer Gérard Brach, whose other co-writing credits include Repulsion and Tess, Otar Iosseliani uses a feather-light touch to expose the futility of class and social order, making a bagatelle of the concerns of rich and poor alike. Written by Anonymous

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Lucid.French.Sexy.
4 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Very French very lucid and sexy.

One of my favorite films. Could be watched over and over again. I find something new every time I watch it. Brilliant, simply brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!


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