After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.

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Josiane Balasko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Abril ... Loli
Josiane Balasko ... Marijo
Alain Chabat ... Laurent Lafaye
Ticky Holgado ... Antoine
Catherine Hiegel ... Dany
Catherine Samie ... The Prostitute
Catherine Lachens ... Sopha, the Boss
Katrine Boorman ... Emily Crumble
Telsche Boorman Telsche Boorman ... Dorothy Crumble
Véronique Barrault Véronique Barrault ... Vero
Sylvie Audcoeur Sylvie Audcoeur ... Ingrid
Michèle Bernier ... Solange
Maureen Diot Maureen Diot ... Cristelle
Miguel Bosé ... Diego, the Young Man
Jean-Luc Violet Jean-Luc Violet ... Barman
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Storyline

Undoubtedly, the smug real estate agent, family man, and father of one, Laurent, is a shameless philanderer. Under the nose of his beautiful but unhappy wife, Loli, the incurable womaniser never misses an opportunity to cheat on her, until one day, the cigarillo-smoking and very lesbian plumber, Marijo, sets foot in their house. Now, the stage looks set for the perfect revenge, and nothing can stand in the way of a woman scorned. Can Loli and Laurent survive the complications of having a stranger in their bedroom? Written by Nick Riganas

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A scorned wife. An outrageous affair. The perfect revenge. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The French title (literally "Dreadful Lawn"), is a crude expression for pubic hair. See more »

Goofs

At one moment, Laurent and Antoine are going to bicycle together and stop to have lunch. Laurent gets drunk and when he starts riding again his bike in a rather dangerous manner, Antoine goes after him and shouts "Alain, fais pas le con!" ("Alain, don't be stupid!"), calling the actor Alain Chabat by his real name instead of his character's name, Laurent. See more »

Quotes

Loli: You know what really bothers you? You can't screw her!
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The original ending was edited and changed for the American release. See more »


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A Whiter Shade of Pale
Performed by Francis Agbo
Written by Gary Brooker (as G. Brooker), Keith Reid (as K. Reid) and Matthew Fisher
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Predictable but fun with a puzzle ending
15 February 2004 | by train464See all my reviews

This is one of those films where you can see each plot twist coming before the last is finished. The writers probably sat around saying "...and wouldn't it be funny if ..." and then just added another episode in this episodic picture. But it is fun, light, and doesn't try to press an ideology about human relationships on the viewer. What a relief! And the ending leaves a nice gap which the viewer can fill for himself. Perfect, to my mind. Fun fluff.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

19 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

French Twist See more »

Filming Locations:

Le Roux, Ardèche, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,026,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,026,646
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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