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A Few Days with Me (1988)

Quelques jours avec moi (original title)
Martial's mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Claude Sautet (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Fieschi (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Martial Pasquier
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Francine
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Monsieur Fonfrin
Dominique Lavanant ... Madame Fonfrin
Danielle Darrieux ... Madame Pasquier
Vincent Lindon ... Fernand
Thérèse Liotard ... Régine
Gérard Ismaël Gérard Ismaël ... Rocky
Tanya Lopert ... Madame Maillotte
Philippe Laudenbach ... Monsieur Maillotte
Dominique Blanc ... Georgette
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Max
Elisa Servier ... Lucie
Xavier Saint-Macary Xavier Saint-Macary ... Paul
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... Georges Bassompierre
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Storyline

Martial's mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent to inspect one of the supermarkets. The manager had taken a large loan of money belonging to the firm. When exposed he expects to lose his job. Instead friendship develops between him and Martial who remitted the debt. A sexual relation begins between Francine and Martial, without jealousy from her boyfriend Fernand. Suddenly Martial disappears. He was called to his mother's sickbed. Francine took a job as a waitress. It is not clear if she understood that the owner of the bar would force her to do sexual services for some customers. To save Francine Fernand kills the owner. The only witness is Martial who says 'Run! Do you want to spend ten years in prison!' If he takes the murder on him, he will just return to the luxury hospital he recently came from. Only Francine saw a glimpse of Fernand and ... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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a nonchalant trifle
17 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Too many French imports to reach our shores seem cut from the same thin but brightly colored cloth, and this eccentric comedy romance is no exception. As an incidental entertainment it has charm to spare but little depth or ambition, and is just as easy to enjoy as it is to ignore. The film benefits from the combined talents of its two photogenic stars: Auteuil plays a wealthy but disinterested heir to a supermarket kingdom who drifts through life completely unconcerned with either his fortune or his high social standing, until he meets demure maidservant Sandrine Bonnaire. With typical nonchalance he gives her everything she could possibly ask for, including her freedom, and being French she accepts it all with a fatalistic shrug of the shoulders. Because it changes pace and direction with such carefree abandon the film isn't easily pigeonholed, but it's hard not to recommend a story with such a casual attitude toward love and life.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 August 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Few Days with Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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