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Celestial Clockwork (1995)

Mécaniques célestes (original title)
Ana bolts from her wedding altar and flies from Venezuela to Paris (in her wedding gown) to realize her dream of becoming a great opera star. The great Parisian director Italo Medici is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ana
... Céleste
... Alcanie
... Italo Medici
Frédéric Longbois ... Armand
Hildegarde García Madriz ... Toutou
Michel Debrane ... Grigorief
Olivier Granier ... Claude
Alma Rosa Castellanos ... Lucila
Philippe Beautier ... Hervé
Pedro De Llano ... Marlano
Chantal Aimée ... Tina
Dominique Abel ... Gaby
Didier Azoulay ... Pierre-Jean
Elsa Maurus ... Ana (singing voice)
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Ana bolts from her wedding altar and flies from Venezuela to Paris (in her wedding gown) to realize her dream of becoming a great opera star. The great Parisian director Italo Medici is filming an operatic Cinderella, but will Ana "fit into the glass slipper" before she is deported back to Caracas? The evil, plotting, self-absorbed Celeste tries to thwart Ana, but Ana has a great team in her corner: her Russian voice coach, a wealthy lesbian psychoanalyst, a prescient gay waiter/astrologer, and a voodoo witch doctor. Fun and adventurous. Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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[Ana wants to sing something by Rossini]
Grigorief: No! No Italians here! Music is serious business!
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Rêve de star (MGM)
Written by François Farrugia
Performed by Frédéric Longbois
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So precious it gave me a headache
24 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

So many positive comments for this film I had to throw some reality in here. Now maybe if you are a woman going through a midlife crisis or someone who gets really hot about movies that have to do with the Tango you will like this movie.

I found the camera's obsessive adoration of the female lead and her impish expression when lip synching opera to be just too precious. I walked out after 45 minutes because I just couldn't take it anymore. I at least find Hitchcock's obsessiveness with a star interesting in its perversity and he had the sense to try to mask it. It is bare and naked here and very embarassing.

I wish that I drank so that I could forget this film. Unfortunately I can't think of any other movie that would be better which maybe a comment on my limited movie going or the lack of films with female characters that are comedies.


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