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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Adam Peter Adam
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Storyline

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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Hay wadi hay galbi
Written and Performed by Mohamed Khelifati (as Cheb Mami)
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hilarious farcical fun
29 November 1999 | by almagillSee all my reviews

Starting with a "My Name is Joe" like scene in Alcoholics Anonymous tBM careers into a mad spiral of infidelity, double standards and clandestine affairs. but what do you expect from a family of lawyers?

A genuinely funny film, with some of the most outrageous characters since The Birdcage, plot and subplot are intertwined with surreal scenes of decadent Parisian life (ever been to a wedding reception in the gents toilet where the brides grandmother and her deranged girlfriend are smoking dope and cracking blue jokes? No, me either!) leading to a final scene of almost Arcadian symbolism.

Excellent.


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