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La crise (1992)

When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired ... See full summary »

Director:

Coline Serreau

Writer:

Coline Serreau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Victor Barelle
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Michou
Zabou Breitman ... Isa Barelle (as Zabou)
Maria Pacôme ... Mme Barelle
Yves Robert ... M. Barelle
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Mamie
Gilles Privat Gilles Privat ... Laurent
Michèle Laroque ... Martine
Christian Benedetti Christian Benedetti ... Paul
Nanou Garcia Nanou Garcia ... Sophie
Clotilde Mollet Clotilde Mollet ... Tania
Isabelle Petit-Jacques Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Françoise
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Monsieur Laville
Marie-France Santon Marie-France Santon ... Madame Laville
Laurent Gamelon Laurent Gamelon ... Didier
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Storyline

When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired from his job on the very same day, he ends up searching through a list of friends and family for someone who will listen to his grief and give some advice. The only person who does give him attention is a rather clumsy and not too intelligent street pauper called Michou. Victor finds Michou irritating and only finally comes to see him in a positive light when he starts to realise that his insensitivity to those closest to him has been major reason for all his troubles. Written by Javert5

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Things can only get better.

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 December 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Crisis-Go-'Round See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 78669. See more »

Quotes

Victor's Mother: Et alors moi, ta mère, j'aurais pas le droit d'avoir une belle histoire de cul?
[And so I, your mother, should not be allowed to have a beautiful sex affair?]
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Soundtracks

"Musique Trio no 3 en ut mineur
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Daria Hovora and Claude Mollet
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Hilarious!
19 August 2000 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

With Les Visiteurs & Le Dîner de Cons, this movie is the funniest French film of the 1990's. It's from Coline Serreau, from the Trois Hommes et un Couffin fame. It's a movie about urban loneliness and indifference, also about the broken families. How can you make fun with such subjects? Miss Serreau did, thanks to a very strong story and a great acting from Patrick Timsit, who becomes a major star after this film. Let's see this to have some real intelligent fun, before Hollywood grabs it for another massacre of French movies.


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