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Smoking/No Smoking (1993)

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 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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Comedy

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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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the best Resnais
21 December 2004 | by emilianodanteSee all my reviews

This is one of the most intelligent and elegant movies ever made. And, still, it's funny and somehow happy. Of course, if you don't like minimalism and a playful conception, you will not love it. But you have to see it. Growing old, Alain Resnais becomes younger and fresher. It's far younger than all the Tarantinos. He's more free. Free from the author's giant ego, free from the film-industry mechanics, free from the boredom of 90% of "high" french movies, free from the film-language, free from everything but its own structure. Great actors, great conception. The only limit is that it's too new and too theatrical for the normal viewer. It requires a watcher with the same kind of freedom. Sorry for my broken English. However, You have to see it, really.


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