A slightly conformist hairdresser, Christelle, is eager to acquire a revolutionary machine, a true miracle of hair technology. One evening, the young woman argues again with her husband. She fled in his delivery van.
Christelle, has everything to see life in pink - or almost. Hairdresser in a small country town, she is eager to acquire "Belles Buckles", a revolutionary machine, a true miracle of hair technology; small joys make great happiness. One evening, at the end of the roll, returning home, she found her daily session of bruises to the soul and the body. One day too long, seeing red, she decides to flee. Crushing in darkness, she wanders aimlessly until she sees the multicolored sparkles of Galaxy Motel. There she will first meet Mona, earthy mistress of the house, secretly identifying herself with the heroine of her favorite soap-opera, then Vladimir, Polish seducer, representative in articles for women. She will also meet Lucien, a young man whose eyes full of love will surprise her, but also Fanny, still pregnant and her husband's cook and the friendly truck drivers, Robert, Babar, Marcel and Dédé. The little world of Donna Mona, her life, her fun, her humor, will she give her back the ...
While Lucien is under the Volkswagen fixing it. Christelle arrives to talk to him. While Lucien slides out from under the VW, the back of the car appears spotless and clean. Later the 20 year old dust is back on the car. See more »
Charming if predictable
An enchanting, amiable film, 'Les Petites Couleurs' flirts with the surreal in order to express the allure of the everyman by flaunting the significance of friendship and the dynamic of relationships. The film tells the simple heart-warming story of coiffeuse Christelle, who assumes an identity after escaping her suppressed existence under husband Francis. Upon arriving at the glitzy Galaxy Motel, Christelle meets Mona, the proprietor and together the two form a charming camaraderie, bonding over their affection for the musical soap opera 'Le ranch de l'amour'. Christelle experiences almost a second adolescence because of this encounter, and vibrancy is added to the pale pastel painting of the protagonist. The film, although predictable is pleasant: it unravels the values of humanity and humility in order to illustrate how adding a little colour to one's life can have an ambitious and positive conclusion.
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