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Cookies (1975)

Les galettes de Pont-Aven (original title)
Henri Serin, a sales rep in umbrellas who lives in Saumur, is bored with his life. Married to an unloving, uptight wife, who, unlike him, has no interest in sex, he is also rejected by his ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Joël Séria

Writer:

Joël Séria
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Henri Serin
Claude Piéplu ... Le pèlerin / Le barde breton
Jeanne Goupil ... Marie
Dolores McDonough Dolores McDonough ... Angela (as Dolores Mac Donough)
Romain Bouteille Romain Bouteille ... Le curé
Andréa Ferréol ... La cliente au portrait
Bernard Fresson ... Le peintre professionel
Martine Ferrière ... La soeur du pélerin / La soeur du barde
Gisèle Grimm Gisèle Grimm ... Mme Serin / La partenaire
Louison Roblin Louison Roblin ... La marchande de la première boutique / La commerçante
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ... Le commerçant obséquieux
Anne Alexandre Anne Alexandre ... L'hôtelière
René Berthier René Berthier ... Le V.R.P.
Jean Legall Jean Legall ... Le taré (as Jean Le Gall)
Evane Hanska Evane Hanska ... La serveuse
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Henri Serin, a sales rep in umbrellas who lives in Saumur, is bored with his life. Married to an unloving, uptight wife, who, unlike him, has no interest in sex, he is also rejected by his children. Thus, he spends most of his time travelling from town to town, flirting with women and meeting all kinds of people in the hotels, restaurants, shops and places he visits. He also dabbles in painting, particularly portraits. After his car breaks down as he is driving through Brittany, he meets a rough, foul-mouthed painter who offers him to stay at his house, near Pont-Aven. There, Henri falls in love with Angela, the painters model and fling, and soon they run off together. After a few days of passion, Angela goes away, leaving Henri heartbroken. He then returns to his home only to find his wife having sex with another man. Dejected, he decides to ditch everything, and settles in Brittany to do what he likes best: painting. He also drowns his sorrows by drinking heavily, until he starts ...

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cookies See more »

Filming Locations:

Névez, Finistère, France See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sex and tradition in rural Brittany.
5 September 2002 | by silveraukSee all my reviews

This original sexual comedy by the director Joël Séria, who also made the popular TV-series "Nestor Burma", is full of unexpected situations between a man and women. A salesman of umbrellas, Henri Serin (a magnificent Jean-Pierre Marielle), is having sex with all the women of which he paints a portrait and which he encounters during his travels. While one is cooking in her kitchen, he is painting. Once he is invited but immediately expelled when he wants to unfold her traditional ribbon. Henri Serin falls for a very young woman which he can seduce while making a portrait of her. His only friend is a modernist priest (Romain Bouteille) who likes to talk with him in the local bar. Henri Serin does not think of tomorrow and lives "la vie d'artiste". Life is beautiful and sex is life.


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