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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 »

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Otar Iosseliani

Writer:

Otar Iosseliani (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nico Tarielashvili Nico Tarielashvili ... Son
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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Storyline

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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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Not as good as I thought...
14 February 2006 | by denial-3See all my reviews

I understand the purpose of the director to tell stories that aren't stories, but the way he tried to show time passing by (the couple of joggers, who first appear jogging together, than jogging with a stroller (sic!), than the man alone...) and to link the "adventures" of the characters (the final scene, with the maid climbing a mountain seeing the big black guy on another cliff, and then seeing the boat with her former employer and saying "Oh, a boat!") were awful. At the same time, I liked the way he portrayed the middle-high class, even in an excessive way. I think it is a lousy movie. If you want to watch it, do it as a film school student, trying to see technical aspects and issues. It will help a lot.


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