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Empty Days (1999)

Rien à faire (original title)
An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.

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Marion Vernoux
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Marie-Do
Patrick Dell'Isola Patrick Dell'Isola ... Pierre
Sergi López ... Luis
Florence Thomassin Florence Thomassin ... Sophie
Kelly Hornoy Kelly Hornoy ... Julie
Marion des Fachelles Marion des Fachelles ... Alice
Jérémy Bourgois Jérémy Bourgois ... Luis
Chloé Mons Chloé Mons ... Catherine
Alexandre Carrière Alexandre Carrière ... Hervé
Farida Rahouadj Farida Rahouadj ... Marie, the neighbour
Josette Hemsen Josette Hemsen ... Mireille
Philippe Peltier Philippe Peltier ... Robert
Frédérique Hazard Frédérique Hazard ... Nicole
Jo Hochain Jo Hochain ... Geneviéve
Sarah Hamoud Sarah Hamoud ... Colleague in canteen
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An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Empty Days See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mirage
Written by G. Vacher And D. Doublet
Performed by Duels
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A good idea, finally kind of wasted
3 December 1999 | by Grégoire "Freak" DubostSee all my reviews

The first part of the film is quite good. As soon as they stay in the supermarket, Marie-Do and Pierre are really moving. It gets worse later.

Not because of the actor's performances, they're all quite good. Just that the second part leads much more place to the kind of "silent conversations" you can have with someone you love, and that only you and her/him can understand. What happens here is that we understand, but we're getting a bit bored by their meaningful looks without a sound. On the whole, it isn't bad, just disappointing to see the second part far behind the first one.


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