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Le chignon d'Olga (2002)

A bereaved young man falls in love with a shop assistant he glimpses in a window and secretly tries to get to know her better.

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Julien
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Alice
Florence Loiret Caille ...
Emma (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Serge Riaboukine ...
Gilles
Marc Citti ...
Pascal
Antoine Goldet ...
Basile
Valérie Stroh ...
Nicole
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Marion
Jean-Michel Portal ...
Grégoire
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Yves
Fabrice Cals ...
Ludovic
Isabelle Ungaro ...
Pascal's wife
Delphine Rollin ...
Olga, la libraire
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Gregoires brother
Judith Rémy ...
La barmaid
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A bereaved young man falls in love with a shop assistant he glimpses in a window and secretly tries to get to know her better.

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A well-observed slice of normal life.
25 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a typically French film - inconsequential, gloomy, and yet somehow beautiful. It is a tale of lost people coping with loss and searching for love in the South French countryside. The characters are just ordinary people: smoking, working, and wondering what to do with their lives.

If you are looking for a riveting storyline with a beginning, a middle, and an end; or if you want to be thrilled by action, or floored by humour, do not watch this film. But if you want to see a lucid and touching account of ordinary lives, and the questions we all ask of ourselves, you won't regret seeking it here.


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