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Autumn Tale (1998)

Conte d'automne (original title)
A widow's best friend tries to find her a new husband, but the ad posted in the newspaper attracts more than one possibility.

Director:

Éric Rohmer

Writer:

Éric Rohmer

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marie Rivière ... Isabelle
Béatrice Romand ... Magali
Alain Libolt Alain Libolt ... Gérald
Didier Sandre Didier Sandre ... Étienne
Alexia Portal Alexia Portal ... Rosine
Stéphane Darmon Stéphane Darmon ... Léo
Aurélia Alcaïs Aurélia Alcaïs ... Émilia
Matthieu Davette Matthieu Davette ... Grégoire
Yves Alcaïs Yves Alcaïs ... Jean-Jacques
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Storyline

Magali, 45, is a wine producer in the south of France. She's a widow, and her best friend, Isabelle, decides to find her a new husband. She puts an ad in the local newspaper and finds a nice man, Gérald. At Isabelle's daughter's wedding, Magali eventually meets Gérald. But there's another man around, Etienne... Written by G.A. <pitcairn@wanadoo.fr>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Autumn Tale See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,631, 11 July 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,082,061, 28 November 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Gérald: You really fooled me. I was ready for anything but this. You see, in a way, I'm relieved: Something was fishy, but I couldn't figure it out. But I'm disappointed, too. Very much so. I was already more than interested in you. I don't want to shock you, but I wanted to love you, and I'm frustrated.
Isabelle: OK, stop this nonsense.
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Connections

Follows A Tale of Winter (1992) See more »

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Wonderful sense of dialogue-realite
25 November 2000 | by jtur88See all my reviews

I wish I understood French better---I feel that this must have been a masterpiece of comfortable, unforced dialogue. Even the English subtitles left me feeling that these were real people having real conversations. OPne thing that usually turns me off in a film is the sense that a conversation is a forced device of exposition---like Deborah Kerr's soliloquies. Everyone pulled this off very well. They just chatted comfortably through the film, and the audience caught enough of it to follow the story. And a decent enough story it was, with the delights and disappointments very well played through body language.


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