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After a scene with her husband ,Suzanne picks up her sister Germaine in her home for retired people.After visiting the cemetery where they get lost , they meet the third sister ,Armande and her husband Albert .They all have lunch in a Chinese restaurant .During the meal,Armande and Germaine have a quarrel ,the latter has never forgiven the former for becoming Albert's wife.Later on,in Armande's place, they share the Galette Des Rois (cake eaten in France on Twelfth Night),but the Immaculate Conception is another bone of contention between the sisters.Written by
How unfair!After this delightful comedy,Marie-Claude Treilhou could not direct another movie until recently,and anyway ,that last effort is impossible to see .
Not only MC Treilhou directed this gem,but she also wrote the witty lines.She had also a dream of a cast with such luminaries as Danielle Darrieux and Micheline Presles.
There are wonderful scenes ,which take place in various locations ,including a graveyard and a Chinese restaurant but the best remains the scene when the two sisters have an argument about .... the Immaculate Conception!
Behind the humor,there's a darker side to "le jour des rois" :regrets ,fear of death,and the drag it is getting old.
It should have been one of the most celebrated French comedies of the nineties.It fell into oblivion.How unfair it is!
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