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Ma saison préférée (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 April 1996 (USA)
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Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

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Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be depicted both Berthe's destiny and the strange relationship between Emilie and Antoine. Written by Yepok

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Mi estación preferida  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$556,000, 12 July 1996

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$760,856, 25 August 1996
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The daughter of Catherine Deneuve's character is played by her actual daughter. See more »

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Antoine: No, it's very normal. Biologically normal. Two brains from one tummy.
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Referenced in Dead Tired (1994) See more »

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Les Trappeurs De L'Alaska
Words by Albert Bossy and music by Charles Humel
Performed by Daniel Auteuil and Catherine Deneuve
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Fascinating characters
19 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Did I see the same movie as the person who said not to bother? If American movies leave you yearning for more emotionally rich stories, rent this. It hinges on a very simple story that most people will relate to - the gradual decline of an aging parent. The son and daughter who come together to deal with their ailing mother are the characters that drive the plot. They were very close in childhood, but are estranged at the beginning of the movie. The need to deal with their mother's situation provokes some painful delving into their bond. Their characters are complex and fascinating. Deneuve and Auteuil were perfect actors for the sister and brother parts -- Deneuve for her ice-queen qualities and Auteuil for his gift for playing neurotic yet passionate losers -- yet both their performances transcend those descriptions. The character of the mother is terrific as well.

There is a subplot involving a woman named Radish that is a little puzzling, and some details that are purposefully vague (china clock? hospital pervert?) But they don't detract from the movie - the ambiguities enhance it.


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