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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

Writer:

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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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>

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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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Sound Mix:

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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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.


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