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Not on the Lips (2003)

Pas sur la bouche (original title)
A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Gilberte Valandray
... Arlette Poumaillac
... Huguette Verberie
... Georges Valandray
... Madame Foin
Jalil Lespert ... Charley
Daniel Prévost ... Faradel
... Éric Thomson
Bérangère Allaux ... Les jeune filles
... Les jeune filles (as Françoise Gillard Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Toinette Laquière ... Les jeune filles
Gwenaëlle Simon ... Les jeune filles
Nina Weissenberg ... Juliette
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A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be Gilberte's first husband from an annulled and secret stateside marriage. Along with her sister Arlette, Gilberte begs Eric not to tell Georges about the marriage. Meanwhile, a young artist, Charly, pursues Gilberte while Arlette tries to match him with the young Huguette, who loves him. Will Eric play along or try to re-win Gilberte's affection? Can Gilberte play one off against another? And who will manage to kiss whom on the lips? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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3 December 2003 (France)  »

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$1,147,958 (France), 5 December 2003
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Audrey Tautou (Huguette) and Isabelle Nanty (Arlette) previously starred together in Amelie. See more »

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Pas sur la bouche
Music by Maurice Yvain
Libretto by André Barde
Performed by Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Arditi, Jalil Lespert, Daniel Prévost and Lambert Wilson
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Delightful to watch
17 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a woman whose husband is not aware that she married an American guy before. Chaos breaks out when the American husband is invited to their home.

The film takes place entirely inside the beautiful residence of a rich couple. Sets are lavish, costumes are dazzlingly beautiful as a result. The songs are fun and got this nostalgic feel to it. The entangled relationships between the seven characters are entertaining to watch, and they kept me intrigued as to how things will turn out between them. Even though it was not easy to catch up with the subtitles, it was still delightful to watch.

"Not on the Lips" is a fun, light hearted, old style musical. I was told that this style is called "operetta", and I am liking my first exposure to operetta.


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