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1999 Madeleine (1999)

35 years old Madeleine lives in confused solitude, haunted by her habits. She seeks a man to share her life.

Director:

Laurent Bouhnik

Writer:

Laurent Bouhnik
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Cast

Credited cast:
Véra Briole Véra Briole ... Madeleine
Manuel Blanc ... Gabriel
Anouk Aimée ... Eve, la mère de Madeleine
Jean-Michel Fête Jean-Michel Fête ... Mathieu
Jean-François Gallotte Jean-François Gallotte ... Monsieur Paul
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... Marie
Samuel Jouy Samuel Jouy ... Jacques
Serge Blumental Serge Blumental ... Thomas
Jean Giraud ... L'homme qui ramasse la croix
Renée Le Calm Renée Le Calm ... Une cliente
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol
Marie-Laure Descoureaux Marie-Laure Descoureaux
Catherine Giron Catherine Giron
Michel Gondoin
Anne Marivin
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35 years old Madeleine lives in confused solitude, haunted by her habits. She seeks a man to share her life.

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France

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French

Release Date:

2 February 2000 (France) See more »

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great loneliness movie
2 April 2003 | by shockhead2020See all my reviews

Contrary to the other opinion, this was probably the best movie I saw at the IFF that year. I've seen a few American movies over the years dealing with the struggles of single people looking for love, but this was a fresh European view. It was like looking at a live-action version of the Carpenters' "Goodbye to Love". The color composition is really quite good, the director filling the screen with muted and stark fluorescent lighting, as the protagonist lives half her life in empty metro stations and phone booths. Her dates are viewed through alienating extreme closeups, denoting the hopeless conversations with men who are looking for "someone else".


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