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Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999)

Adieu, plancher des vaches! (original title)
Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father... See full summary »

Director:

Otar Iosseliani

Writer:

Otar Iosseliani (scenario)
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Credited cast:
Niko Tarielashvili Niko Tarielashvili ... Son (as Nico Tarielashvili)
Lily Lavina Lily Lavina ... Mother
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Moto driver
Stephanie Hainque Stephanie Hainque ... Girl at bar
Mirabelle Kirkland Mirabelle Kirkland ... Maid
Amiran Amiranashvili Amiran Amiranashvili ... Hobo
Joachim Salinger Joachim Salinger ... Beggar
Emmanuel de Chauvigny Emmanuel de Chauvigny ... Lover
Otar Iosseliani ... Father
Narda Blanchet Narda Blanchet ... Old lady
Yannick Carpentier Yannick Carpentier ... Serveur
Vincent Darasse Vincent Darasse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mathieu Amalric ... A drinker at bar
Viviane Bonelli Viviane Bonelli
Viviane Bourguinet Viviane Bourguinet
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Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room with his devoted dog and electric train set. Unbeknownst to his parents, Nicholas works as a window cleaner and dish washer in a Parisian cafe. He is also in love with the daughter of another cafe's owner, who, however, has an abusive boyfriend. One night, Nicholas sneaks a few drunken drifters into his family wine cellar and his father unexpectedly takes a liking to the stranger. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Comedy | Drama

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a humanistic look on the (non)sense of life
28 October 2004 | by janisnSee all my reviews

a subtle and poetic film about people trying to find their real place and run away from origins. two guys frequently meet not knowing that one of them is rich but prefers washing dishes in a bar, while the other is poor but rents a suite and motorbike to spend a fancy day in town. probably, one of the most beautiful moments of the film is the rich piere's (played by ioselliani himself) acquintal with a drunkard from the town. both sing long gone melodies while drinking and watching a mini train running around on a table. many have regarded the film as too slow and boring what apparently comes from ioselliani's refusal to use close-ups and crane/dolly shots. in opposite, it adds a silent observing character and avoids to give any human judgment.


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Country:

France | Switzerland | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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