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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)

When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities.

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Claude Sautet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Nelly
Michel Serrault ... M. Pierre Arnaud
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Vincent Granec
Claire Nadeau Claire Nadeau ... Jacqueline
Françoise Brion ... Lucie
Michèle Laroque ... Isabelle
Michael Lonsdale ... Dolabella
Charles Berling ... Jerôme
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Christophe
Michel Albertini Michel Albertini ... Djamel
Coraly Zahonero Coraly Zahonero ... Marianne
Graziella Delerm Graziella Delerm ... Laurence
Olivier Pajot Olivier Pajot ... Jean-Marc
Alexandre Chappuis Alexandre Chappuis ... Luc
Karine Foviau Karine Foviau ... Sandrine
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities. Written by Volker Boehm

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France | Italy | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nelly and Mr. Arnaud See more »

Filming Locations:

Chantilly, Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$937,000, 12 July 1996

Gross USA:

$858,345, 25 August 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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[To Nelly, as he hands her the conclusion of his manuscript]
Arnaud: Here's the end. Read it, make cuts, but spare the sentences I like. You'll recognize them. They're underlined.
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A sensitive, lovely film by a master director
10 August 2000 | by Peegee-3See all my reviews

This comment, in the form of a poem, is dedicated to the late Claude Sautet, one of France's premier directors...

NELLY ET M. ARNAUD

Empty shelves: his library divested. Nothing written, except memory, invests this moment, this immediacy. In the dim light his worn hand almost caresses her young body, but we, in the dark, must estimate the camera's intent. What he had held in abeyance too long shadows his face.

And the rain, the hard Parisian rain. Cognac at tables for two. Another man, a younger man. These scenes will lead us to believe in temporary convenience... the "stolen moments." Vivid beauty flashed on the computer screen, four centuries preserved. Manipulated, changed, "seared with trade." What remains, embraced, has no passport, has no traveling bags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Thank you and farewell, M. Sautet


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