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Mademoiselle (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 March 2001 (France)
Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.


Philippe Lioret
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Claire Canselier
Jacques Gamblin ... Pierre Cassini
Isabelle Candelier ... Alice Cohen
Zinedine Soualem ... Karim Coutard
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Gilbert Frémont
Patrick Mercado Patrick Mercado ... Nounours
Philippe Beglia Philippe Beglia ... Philippe Carioux
Maryvonne Schiltz Maryvonne Schiltz ... Elisabeth Carioux
Gérard Lartigau Gérard Lartigau ... Henri Blasco
Blandine Pélissier Blandine Pélissier ... La pharmacienne (as Blandine Pelissier)
Olivier Cruveiller Olivier Cruveiller ... Villeval
Alain Cauchi Alain Cauchi ... Granier
Pierre-Jean Chérer Pierre-Jean Chérer ... Beaulieu (as Pierre-Jean Cherer)
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol ... Arthuis
Olga Grumberg Olga Grumberg ... Louise


Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

21 March 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El desliz See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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After Pierre rents a new hotel room and asks for the car keys in order to take Claire to the railway station the next morning, a microphone is clearly visible above his head. See more »

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The lighthouse that has lighted my world.(for a while)
30 October 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I do think Lioret is one of the best contemporary French director.His three last works (from "Je Vais Bien Ne T'en Fais Pas" onward)are among the best French production of the first decade of the 21th century.

"Mademoiselle" ,his third effort ,is not,IMHO,in the same league ,but it does show its director would be a name to reckon with in the following years.

It's actually a long flashback,a process which was more used in the old cinema;it makes sense,for the principal,played by a wonderful Sandrine Bonnaire ,realizes that she has missed a lot by not following her true desires ("Toutes Nos Envies" is the title of Lioret's latest):not only she did not become a stage actress but she has also probably lost the man (Jacques Gamblin ,much better at ease in the intimate drama than he is in the thriller)of her lifetime.

So she remembers 24 precious hours of her life,when she met a group of comedians who acted as entertainers in weddings ,retirement parties. Humor is not absent and the scene of the petition is a great moment of fun.The "speeches" in the gardens of the bride's father's desirable mansion introduce a bizarre emotion .And the little lighthouse and Pierre's story predate another Lioret 's movie "L'Equipier" ,in which the heroes are lighthouse keepers.

Why this title? The word is used once in the whole movie ,but for the heroine,it means her salad days ,when everything was still possible.

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