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Le parfum d'Yvonne (1994)

How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Rene Meinthe
... Victor Chmara
Sandra Extercatte ... Yvonne Jacquet (as Sandra Majani)
... Yvonne's Uncle
... Daniel Hendrickx
... Tilleuls Patron
Philippe Magnan ... Pulli
Claude Derepp ... Roger Fossorie
Claude Aufaure ... Spaniel Headed Man
Isabelle Tinard ... Tounette
Luc Palun ... Jacky
Didier Lafaye ... Concierge at the Hermitage
Louis-Marie Audubert ... Singer
Marie Cosnay ... Avenir Barmaid
Jean-Paul Nicolaï ... Diiscontented Neighbour
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How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ?

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23 March 1994 (France)  »

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The Scent of Yvonne  »

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It appears that French director Patrice Leconte lost artistic control over this average film !!!!

A bad film also merits proper attention as it can help critics and viewers to ascertain what went wrong during the making of a particular film.This is also true for French film "Le Parfum d'Yvonne" which remains one of those horribly bad films which deserves to be seen as it has been directed by a famous director.For this film Patrice Leconte loses artistic control on many occasions as he leaves a lot of questions unanswered.The entire film is nicely shot and depiction of fun loving idlers is authentic yet this film fails to captivate audiences.This is the reason why most of the viewers will have a hard time figuring out what this film was trying to convey.It appears that viewers might complain that very less background information has been provided to enable them to comprehend what the film was all about. Despite its inherent shortcomings "Le Parfum d'Yvonne" is a film whose established actors Hipployte Girardot and Jean Pierre Marielle have done immense justice to their roles.However,it is really a pity that nothing much is known about Dutch actress Sandra Majani who shines throughout the film.Her sensual performance is extraordinary as it helps this film to be enjoyed only for its visual erotic undercurrents.


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