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Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional (1993)

Les gens normaux n'ont rien d'exceptionnel (original title)
After hitting her head, a woman has to face living in a mental institution for a period of time.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Martine (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Melvil Poupaud ... Germain
Marc Citti Marc Citti ... Pierre
Claire Laroche Claire Laroche ... Anne
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Jean
Marianne Groves Marianne Groves ... Muriel
Jackie Berroyer ... Mr. Jacquet
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Florence
Manuela Gourary Manuela Gourary ... Mme. Caressa
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... L'infirmier
Olivier Rabourdin
Serge Hazanavicius Serge Hazanavicius ... François
Zinedine Soualem
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Amzallag Renée Amzallag
Stéphane Auberghen Stéphane Auberghen
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After hitting her head, a woman has to face living in a mental institution for a period of time.

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 November 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional See more »

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Mono

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How do we really face madness?
29 July 1999 | by Vitto1970See all my reviews

How do we really face madness? And what do we do when madness touches us? This is the main dilemma of Martine, the principal character of the movie. After a sentimental crisis and a nervous breakdown, she discovers a new life and spirit in an institute of mental illnesses... I really liked this movie, and I think that the reason is quite simple: the director, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, fully succeeded in depicting folly without any sociological schematism and with uncommon freedom. But I can't forget to mention the astonishing performance by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, whose destiny (I hope) is definitely bright. Finally, just an advice: go and see it if you like Cesaria Evora. This fantastic singer gives us two unforgettable moments of authentic joy with her brilliant voice.


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