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Belle maman (1999)

On his wedding day, Antoine falls madly in love with Léa, his mother-in-law.

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Gabriel Aghion
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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Léa
Vincent Lindon ... Antoine
Mathilde Seigner ... Séverine
Line Renaud ... Nicou
Stéphane Audran ... Brigitte
Danièle Lebrun Danièle Lebrun ... Josette
Jean Yanne ... Paul
Idris Elba ... Grégoire
Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern ... Pascal
Françoise Lépine Françoise Lépine ... Nathalie
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Agent immobilier
Laurent Lafitte ... Franck
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Henri
Jean-Michel Martial Jean-Michel Martial ... Maître Lagorce
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Peter Adam Peter Adam
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On his wedding day, Antoine falls madly in love with Léa, his mother-in-law.

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 March 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Mother See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

La Baleine
Written by Bruno Coulais
Performed by Assitan Dembelé
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Another unsubstantial French movie
8 October 2006 | by zizka2See all my reviews

What a terrible movie! It represents perfectly the state of degenerateness of French society, where the most elementary respect for wholesome values and traditions has completely disappeared. The plot is nonsensical, the movie is not funny at all and the characters are completely shallow and uninteresting. To say the least, the direction and the cinematography are very poor and uninspired. Catherine Deneuve is as bad an actress as she always was, even when she was directed by Bunuel in Belle De Jour. The rest of the usually good cast (Vincent Lindon, Line Renaud, Jean Yanne) seem completely lost in an ocean of vulgarity, platitudes and restlessness. I cannot help to draw a parallel with the wonderful James Ivory's "Le Divorce", with its thoughtful depiction of French and American mores, its superlative cinematography and stellar cast put to good use. Having watched "Le Divorce" you can feel a kind of empathy with the French, regardless of their foibles. "Belle-Maman" leaves you with only a nauseated contempt for its morally bankrupt and clueless protagonists.


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