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Les petites couleurs (2002)

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.


Patricia Plattner


Sarah Gabay (scenario), Jean Bobby (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anouk Grinberg ... Christelle
Bernadette Lafont ... Mona
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Lucien
Gilles Tschudi Gilles Tschudi ... Vladimir
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Robert
Christian Gregori ... Francis
Nalini Selvadoray Nalini Selvadoray ... Fanny
Thierry Jorand Thierry Jorand ... Max
François Berte François Berte ... Marcel
Antonio Buíl ... Manuel
Frédéric Polier Frédéric Polier ... Babar
Ania Temler Ania Temler ... Savannah ('Le ranch de l'amour')
Pierre Spuhler Pierre Spuhler ... Ralph ('Le ranch de l'amour')
Bérangère Mastrangelo Bérangère Mastrangelo ... Tante Antonella ('Le ranch de l'amour')
Daniel Monnard Daniel Monnard ... Burk Kallagan ('Le ranch de l'amour')


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 ...

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Comedy | Drama


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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 »

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Charming if predictable
21 January 2008 | by Ben2289See all my reviews

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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Switzerland | France



Release Date:

24 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Little Color See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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