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Where Is Madame Catherine? (2003)

Les mans buides (original title)
The center of this universe, located in a French village close to Catalonia, is Éric, a mechanic of little brilliance who secretly decides to bury the corpse of Madame Catherine, an old ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Recha
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Marcas Dominique Marcas ... Madame Catherine
Jérémie Lippmann Jérémie Lippmann ... Axel
Olivier Gourmet ... Eric
Eduardo Noriega ... Gerard
Jeanne Favre Jeanne Favre ... Lola
Antoine Pereniguez Antoine Pereniguez ... Le contrôleur
Sébastien Viala Sébastien Viala ... Philippe
Rajko Nikolic Rajko Nikolic ... Monsieur Georges
Eulàlia Ramon ... Maria
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Sophie
Michèle Carbonnel Michèle Carbonnel ... Caissière supermarché
Mireia Ros ... Anna
Pierre Berriau Pierre Berriau ... Yann
Luis Hostalot ... Jean-Claude
Francesc Tollet Francesc Tollet ... Octave
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Storyline

The center of this universe, located in a French village close to Catalonia, is Éric, a mechanic of little brilliance who secretly decides to bury the corpse of Madame Catherine, an old neighbor, when she died after one of her ethyl excesses. All the characters revolve around the mechanic in a charming and chaotic world. Written by jsanchez

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Catalan

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Las manos vacías See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,888
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Burano
Composed by Dominique A.
Written by Dominique A.
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great movie
9 January 2005 | by crocafSee all my reviews

The life in a Catalan (Southern France) village near the border may be quite boring. A young man who is escaping from his homeland is seeking for something and may find it in this weird place. You see the relationship between the people in the village, their dreams, their past and their perspectives in life. The foreigner is hosted there and is messed in the deep whereabouts of these people and tries somehow to fit in. This is such a great film. Nothing unexpected if you have seen the other movies from Marc Recha. He is one of a very few directors with personality nowadays. Great performance and originality. Been said it is boring, ain't real life boring?


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