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La fille seule (1995)

TV-MA | | Drama | 30 October 1996 (USA)
Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same ... See full summary »

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Benoît Jacquot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Valérie Sergent
Benoît Magimel ... Rémi
Dominique Valadié Dominique Valadié ... Valérie's mother
Michel Bompoil Michel Bompoil ... Jean-Marc
Véra Briole Véra Briole ... Sabine
Toni Cecchinato Toni Cecchinato ... Italian man
Virginie Emane Virginie Emane ... Fatiah
Jean-Claude Frissung Jean-Claude Frissung
Hervé Gamelin Hervé Gamelin ... Jean
Guillemette Grobon Guillemette Grobon ... Mme Charles
Catherine Guittoneau Catherine Guittoneau ... Jean's lover
Thang-Long Thang-Long ... Mr. Tranh
Aladin Reibel Aladin Reibel ... M. Sarre
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ... Patrice
Giulia Urso Giulia Urso ... Italian woman
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Storyline

Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same morning Valerie starts working in room service at a smart hotel. The film follows the routine of Valerie bringing breakfast to the guests, Valerie constantly trying to phone her mother, and Valerie's relations with the other staff. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Single Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$136,153, 22 December 1996
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Cinéa,La Sept Cinéma See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Pure voyeurism
14 May 2004 | by George ParkerSee all my reviews

It is good thing Ledoyen is a seriously babe-a-licious hottie because she fills up every frame of this tedious and uneventful nonstory. In "A Single Girl", the camera follows Valérie (Ledoyen) around in real time, dogging her as she walks and walks and works and talks and walks and works and smokes and talks and works some more. This exercise in pure voyeurism shows us Valérie as she sits in a cafe telling her boyfriend she's pregnant. It shows her going to her new job as a room service waitress in a hotel...no cutaways, no fast forwards; just a continuum - every step she takes, down the street, around the corner, etc. We watch her put on her uniform and begin work...etc. On and on until about the 1:25 mark when we cut to a new day and Valérie, whose child is now a toddler, as she's talking with her mom in a park. Shortly thereafter the film ends. No story, just voyeurism. For what it is, it is very well done. Sound good? If so, watch it. If not, don't. (C+)


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