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No Smoking (1993)

Smoking/No Smoking (original title)
In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and ... See full summary »

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Alain Resnais
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sabine Azéma ... Celia Teasdale / Sylvie Bell / Irene Pridworthy / Rowena Coombes / Josephine Hamilton
Pierre Arditi ... Toby Teasdale / Miles Coombes / Lionel Hepplewick / Joe Hepplewick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Hudson ... Narrator
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Storyline

In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and handyman, Lionel Hepplewick, at school. Toby's best friend is Miles Coombes, who is married with three children with the easy Rowena Coombes. Along the years, simple attitudes might have changed their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fumar/Não Fumar See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$57,033
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released in two separate parts : 'Smoking' (admissions in France: 411,449) and 'No Smoking' (admissions in France: 355,942). See more »

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References Tom Jones (1963) See more »

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Impossible to fully remember - you'll have to see it regularly
17 November 2006 | by pierre-gandarSee all my reviews

I agree this is one of the best films made in France in the 90's decade : it is one you can view again and again without having completely mapped all the plot.

It is like a maze where one likes to get lost once in a while.

The two french actors are among my favorites. They have such a wide range of possibilities that they make this kind of miracle possible as a two-actor double-film possible ! Of course, this is obviously an "exercise of style", and it has a sort of theater atmosphere. But the theater is a very rich place for passion.

It also makes me think of 18th century french theater like Marivaux which showed so much characters under pressure.


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