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Le conte du ventre plein (2000)

A closed-minded conservative couple masquerade as liberal do-gooders in late 60's France. With orders piling up at their bistro, The Full Belly, Loretta and Henri, self-described "pillars ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Loretta
Jacques Boudet ... Henri
Meiji U Tum'si ... Diamantine
... Blanchette
Frank Delhaye ... Lucien
Herman van Veen ... Jan
Michel Dussauze ... Albert
Serge Lacombe ... Claude
Daniel Poinard ... Maurice
Eliane Bordoni ... Madeleine
Odette Duxin ... Old lady
Chantal Jeannin ... Mme Tallerand
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Sonia Hell ... Young Loretta
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A closed-minded conservative couple masquerade as liberal do-gooders in late 60's France. With orders piling up at their bistro, The Full Belly, Loretta and Henri, self-described "pillars of the community," hire Diamantine as a waitress in order to give a poor black orphan a break. At home, they tell their trusting, new live-in employee that she's "one of the family," yet in town they encourage widespread disapproval of her. When they convince her to carry an extended joke to full term - pretending she's pregnant - Diamantine, and a slightly shady friend of the couple, Jan, become entangled in an elaborate charade. Written by Alan Smithee

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