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Yvonne's Perfume (1994)

Le parfum d'Yvonne (original title)
How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ?

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Patrice Leconte, Patrick Modiano (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Dr. Rene
Hippolyte Girardot ... Victor
Sandra Extercatte Sandra Extercatte ... Yvonne (as Sandra Majani)
Richard Bohringer ... Yvonne's Uncle
Paul Guers ... Daniel
Corinne Marchand ... Tilleuls Patron
Philippe Magnan ... Pulli
Claude Derepp Claude Derepp ... Roger Fossorie
Claude Aufaure Claude Aufaure ... Spaniel Headed Man
Isabelle Tinard Isabelle Tinard ... Tounette
Luc Palun Luc Palun ... Jacky
Didier Lafaye Didier Lafaye ... Concierge at the Hermitage
Louis-Marie Audubert Louis-Marie Audubert ... Singer
Marie Cosnay Marie Cosnay ... Avenir Barmaid
Jean-Paul Nicolaï Jean-Paul Nicolaï ... Diiscontented Neighbour
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Summer on Lake Geneva in the '50s finds Girardot's would-be writer hiding out from military service and the Algerian War. For a youthful wastrel of enigmatic means, the holiday atmosphere keeps the rest of the world at bay, perfectly setting the scene for a moment of sensual adventure when into his life walks glacial beauty Yvonne (Majani), and fez-wearing associate, the mysterious Dr Meinthe (Marielle). Erotic fascination and a giddy whirl of socialising fill the days that follow, all of it undercut by the realisation of life's fleeting evanescence. Written by Time Out

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Drama | Romance

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The distraction of beauty.
6 February 2003 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

1958 and the summer of secrets haunt Victor as his memories dwell into the lustful past of Yvonne's passion. They are accompanied by the eccentric gay Doctor and all together they hide secrets. Director Leconte never reveals in detail the meaning of their secrets but hints on them, allowing the viewer to work that little bit harder. The main interest is the sexual passion the camera has with beautiful Yvonne, a woman of leisure that distracts Victor and the viewer.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 March 1994 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lake Geneva, Switzerland See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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