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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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The story went on blandly, though I felt like lovery for a bourgeois family.
22 June 2019 | by Aoi_kdrSee all my reviews

All members were unique like this : a mother was very busy for her job, a father played with locomotive models all day, a son got along with homeless friends, a seles girl of the cafe whom he had been in a one way relationship with and a dull servant who worked in a house of the mother's lover.

It was similar to a miniature world. I enjoyed watching interpersonal relationships passed by each other and fitting them perfectly! Maybe we circulate in the narrower range than we expect.

I watched it twice. I couldn't follow the progress because, at first, I watched it while having done something. I recommend it to peple like Jacques Tati.


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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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