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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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Drama

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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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A raw slice of life
7 April 1999 | by jchongSee all my reviews

"La Fille seule" is an absolute gem of a film that is particularly fascinating because its structural simplicity belies a complex, multi-layered character study. And the subject of writer/director Jacquot's scrutiny is a headstrong, independent young woman who, while acknowledging her vulnerability in the face of several personal crises, refuses to sit idly by and play the victim. The camera utterly adores actress Virginie Ledoyen (who portrays Valerie with raw vibrance), which is perhaps why there is never a dull moment in a film that was shot in real time so that viewers could get a glimpse of even the most trivial of daily tasks that Valerie undertakes. What is also interesting is Jacquot's low-keyed exploration of sexual harassment in the workplace and of how brief, chance encounters with strangers can have long-term effects on our personal attitudes and perceptions.


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