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The Woman Who Drinks (2001)

La femme qui boit (original title)
À la veille de ses derniers instants, une femme se remémore son passé d'alcoolique. Elle revoit toute sa jeunesse dont une cuite qui, à 46 ans, lui a coûté tout ce qu'elle avait. «La ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Émond

Writer:

Bernard Émond
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3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Élise Guilbault ... Paulette
Luc Picard ... Frank
Michel Forget ... Joe Belley
Fanny Mallette ... Young Paulette
Laurent Lacoursière Laurent Lacoursière ... René
Gilles Renaud ... Brunelle
Lise Castonguay Lise Castonguay ... Yvonne
Alexandrine Agostini Alexandrine Agostini ... Aline
Roch Aubert Roch Aubert ... Policier
Patrice Robitaille ... Invitée, Joueur de cartes
Linda Sauvé Linda Sauvé ... Invitée
Denis Gravereaux ... Invitée
Sylvie Pouliot Sylvie Pouliot ... Invitée
Marie-Hélène Montpetit Marie-Hélène Montpetit ... Religieuse
Elodie Goulet Elodie Goulet ... René (bébé)
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À la veille de ses derniers instants, une femme se remémore son passé d'alcoolique. Elle revoit toute sa jeunesse dont une cuite qui, à 46 ans, lui a coûté tout ce qu'elle avait. «La solitude, le vieillissement sont des thèmes qui s'imposent à moi, sous une forme ou l'autre. Quant à l'alcoolisme, il me fascine à cause de la révolte qu'il sous-tend, et me révolte par le malheur qu'il crée autour de lui.» (Bernard Émond).

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 2001 (Canada) See more »

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Élise Guilbault, better than ever !
3 January 2002 | by Dave_675See all my reviews

I have to say right now that I am probably one of the greatest fans of Élise Guilbault in the entire world, so everything that she does attracts me. But in that movie. Wow!

Paulette, an old woman, relates the night that changed her life forever., but also talks about her entire life, starting with her wedding. We follow the deterioration of her relationship with her husband, who is a total ***hole.

La femme qui boit is not a cult film, it's not the best movie i've ever seen, but the performances of the actors are indescribable. I always thought that Élise Guilbault was one of the best actresses of the country, but she really strikes through the screen in this picture. She seems so real, she plays with all her heart. She's wonderful. It is also very well directed by Bernard Émond, a new director who really impressed me.

The mixture of Élise's play, Émond's direction, make of this movie a great masterpiece. As I said, it's not the best thing I've ever seen, but it made me think...

I strongly recommend it, and if you're not impressed, well, there's not a lot of things that will impress you in the future.

Bravo Élise, Luc, Michel, Alexandrine, Bernard, Gilles, and the rest of the cast & crew !


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