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La bouche de Jean-Pierre (1996)

Modern-day France. One night, teenager Mimi helplessly watches her mother try to commit suicide. As she slowly recovers in hospital her aunt, Solange who is in her mid-sixties takes the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sandra Sammartino Sandra Sammartino ... Mimi
Denise Aron-Schropfer Denise Aron-Schropfer ... Solange / Mimi's aunt (as Denise Schropfer)
Michel Trillot Michel Trillot ... Jean-Pierre / Solangei's boyfriend
Delphine Allange Delphine Allange ... La mère / Mother
Jacques Gallo Jacques Gallo ... L'amant de la mère / mother's lover
Françoise Pironneau Françoise Pironneau ... La voisine / the neighbor
Lois Da Silva Lois Da Silva ... Le voisin / the neighbor
John Milko John Milko ... Le guitariste / The guitarist
Mustafa Hadzihalilovic Mustafa Hadzihalilovic ... Le médecin / The Doctor
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Modern-day France. One night, teenager Mimi helplessly watches her mother try to commit suicide. As she slowly recovers in hospital her aunt, Solange who is in her mid-sixties takes the little girl to her house. So as not to disturb things in the apartment, she puts her in a corner near the door behind curtains. But, from the first night on, her sleep is disturbed by the arrival of Solange's middle-aged boyfriend, Jean-Pierre who finds himself shamefully attracted to the tender little girl. Written by lament

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 April 1997 (France) See more »

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Parental Guidance See more »

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2.35 : 1
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A thoughtfull short movie.
11 October 2002 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

It's not often that i say a film is too short, most movies are too long for their own good but this french drama needed a little bit more in the way of explanation as to what the young girl's mother had to go through because it is obvious that the film is saying that the girl is following in her unfortunate footsteps. The acting is very good from the short cast and at times the scenes make you cringe which is not a critisism of their acting more like praise.

It's dark as most French films are but at least the French tackle subjects that Hollywood wouldn't touch with a barge pole and the subject of child abuse is the most controversal of all and to their credit they pull it off. 7 out of 10.


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