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May Fools (1990)

Milou en mai (original title)
R | | Comedy, Romance | July 1990 (USA)
Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Camille
... Milou
Michel Duchaussoy ... Georges
... Grimaldi
... Mrs. Vieuzac
... Lily
Martine Gautier ... Adele
Rozenne Le Tallec ... Marie-Laure
Jeanne Herry ... Françoise (as Jeanne Herry-Leclerc)
Renaud Danner ... Pierre-Alain
... Daniel
... Claire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serge Angeloff ... Adele's fiancé
Anne-Marie Bonange ... Neighbor
Marcel Bories ... Leonce
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Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde keeps turning up the volume of the radio for the latest news. A deceased sister's interest in the estate is represented by a niece who is an antique dealer, who is most interested in grandmother's emerald ring that Milou's daughter Camille has already slipped on her finger. A non-relative, a truck driver who can't deliver his load of tomatoes in Paris, brings a nephew who was part of the uprising. Everyone is on strike and the matriarch can't be buried. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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$1,576,702
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Jeanne Herry, who plays Françoise (the little girl) is the real-life daughter of Miou-Miou. In 2014 she directed her first feature film, 'Elle l'adore', starring Sandrine Kiberlain and Laurent Lafitte. See more »

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Prélude: 'Général Lavine' Eccentric
Music by Claude Debussy
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I love this movie!
22 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I wonder why it is not better known? You would think it would be, it is a beautiful movie, maybe not among Malle's very best, but certainly very good. There's a bittersweet feeling and it is also quite funny, as when the sisters are fighting over which one the mother wanted to leave her jewelry to.

Michel Piccoli is one of my favorite actors, and all the other parts are well done too.

Plus, the setting and photography are so beautiful. Somewhere in the Gers I think. When Milou is walking through the vines with his elderly foreman, I drool.

Just the sort of small, beautiful, mellow, not too elaborate country house and vineyard I want for myself when I win the Loterie Nationale!


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