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Claire (Nymark), an unmarried pregnant teenager, finds an odd relation in Madame Mélikian (Ascaride), an older woman grieving over the death of her son.

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Éléonore Faucher

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ariane Ascaride ... Mme. Mélikian
Lola Naymark Lola Naymark ... Claire Moutiers
Jackie Berroyer ... M. Lescuyer (as Jacky Berroyer)
Thomas Laroppe ... Guillaume
Marie Félix Marie Félix ... Lucile
Anne Canovas ... Mme. Lescuyer
Marina Tomé Marina Tomé ... Gynecologist
Élisabeth Commelin Élisabeth Commelin ... Mme. Moutiers (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Christophe Hatey Christophe Hatey ... Butcher
François Noël François Noël ... Bike Guy
Yasmine Modestine Yasmine Modestine ... Nurse
Annie-Claude Sauton Annie-Claude Sauton ... Baker
Nathalie Kirzin Nathalie Kirzin ... Round Woman
Ludivine Morissonaud Ludivine Morissonaud ... Clotilde
Arthur Quehen Arthur Quehen ... Thomas
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When Claire learns that she is five months pregnant at the tender age of 17, she decides to give birth anonymously. She finds refuge with Madame Melikian, an embroiderer for haute couture designers. And, day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire's belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery create a filial bond between them. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Armenian

Release Date:

13 October 2004 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Angoulême, Charente, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,183, 3 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,880, 13 November 2005
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Not Convincing
13 December 2004 | by surjorimba_surotoSee all my reviews

Claire is a young girl who got pregnant. She didn't want to abort the baby and didn't want her boyfriend to pay his responsibility. Instead, she quit her current job at a local supermarket and went to work for Mrs. Melikian, as her embroidery assistant. Mrs. Melikian just lost his only son from a motorcycle accident.

Claire showed her willingness in taking her duties, as well as taking over Mrs. Melikian's private order when she was treated in the hospital (Mrs. Melikian tried to suicide, feeling lost without his son).

I found this movie was a bit boring, as not many conflict arisen during the almost 1.5 hour running time. The Claire character wasn't convincing as a pregnant young woman, whose trying to prove that she'll carry the burden alone. However, the character Mrs. Melikian was superb.


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