6.8/10
1,016
9 user 6 critic

Merci la vie (1991)

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bertrand Blier

Writer:

Bertrand Blier
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ménage (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Miou-Miou
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A desperate alcoholic reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman in a railway carriage: they make love, but then she leaves. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Alain Delon, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Darmon
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko, Carole Bouquet
Buffet froid (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

One, two, three, sun is the story of Victorine (Anouk Grinberg) who grew up in the suburbs of Marseille, stifled by her mother (Myriam Boyer) and caught between the urge to grow up and that... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Anouk Grinberg, Myriam Boyer, Olivier Martinez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two men flee to the countryside to escape their sexual duties and settle for a quiet, rustic life.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier
My Man (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Anouk Grinberg, Gérard Lanvin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Coluche, Isabelle Huppert, Thierry Lhermitte
Going Places (1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou
Beau Pere (1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy's baby.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere
L'effrontée (1985)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clothilde Baudon, Julie Glenn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Camille Pelleveau
Anouk Grinberg ... Joëlle
Michel Blanc ... Raymond Pelleveau (Young Father)
Jean Carmet ... Raymond Pelleveau (Old Father)
Annie Girardot ... Evangéline Pelleveau (Old Mother)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... SS Officer
Catherine Jacob ... Evangéline Pelleveau (Young Mother)
Gérard Depardieu ... Doctor Marc Antoine Worms
Thierry Frémont ... François
François Perrot ... Maurice, the Film Director
Yves Rénier ... Robert, the guard
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... 2nd Film Director
Anouk Ferjac ... Mother in clinic
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Producer
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Craven, the Depositer
Edit

Storyline

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the darker side of life. As the film progresses Camille discovers Aids and the fear that she may have picked up the disease in her early encounters. Written by x-static <x-static@dial.pipex.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 March 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Thank You, Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Hérault, France See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three actors from the cast were nominated to the César Awards for this movie : Jean Carmet won his second César and his 6 nominations, Anouk Grinberg was nominated for the first time in the Most Promising Actress category and Catherine Jacob received her third nominations. See more »

Connections

References Buffet froid (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Le bon dieu
Written by Jacques Brel
Performed by Arno
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If you want to see something different, watch this movie.
4 July 1999 | by alf6805See all my reviews

If you want to see something different, watch this movie.

If you can bear the first 15 minutes, then you will be able to enjoy it all.

I enjoyed every minutes of that movie. Charlotte Gainsbourg and Anouk Grinberg are great. I am usually very good at predicting what will happen next in a movie. But not this time. I had no idea where Bertrand Blier was going. And he was going there real fast. He plays with everything (the story, lighting, music, actors).

According to me, it's his best movie.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed