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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 »

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Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier
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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
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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>

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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 »

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Dolby

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References Buffet froid (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Preludio sinfonico
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Conducted by Claudio Scimone
enregistrements Erato
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Too Complex to Enjoy
3 January 2003 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

Bernard Blier's movie has many moments or remarkable cinema. Unfortunately, it is too complex to enjoy. The screen writer and the director play with the story line, jump time periods and change characters in a sophisticated manner. You keep on changing your mind about 'what the film is about'. It is never boring, just too complex to follow and really enjoy beyond the expert film making. Some of the great names of the French cinema star in this movie, as well as two of the hot female stars of the newer generation. Worth watching, but not for the commercial cinema fans. 7 out of 10 on my personal scale.


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