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Odette Toulemonde (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 February 2007 (France)
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Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Frot ... Odette Toulemonde
Albert Dupontel ... Balthazar Balsan
Jacques Weber ... Olaf Pims
Alain Doutey ... L'éditeur
Camille Japy Camille Japy ... Nadine
Fabrice Murgia Fabrice Murgia ... Rudy
Nina Drecq Nina Drecq ... Sue Helen
Jacqueline Bir Jacqueline Bir ... La dame sèche
Laurence d'Amelio Laurence d'Amelio ... Isabelle Balsan
Julien Frison Julien Frison ... François
Erik Burke Erik Burke ... Filip
Aïssatou Diop Aïssatou Diop ... Florence
Nicolas Buysse Nicolas Buysse ... Polo
Bruno Metzger Bruno Metzger ... Jésus
Cindy Besson Cindy Besson ... La cliente battue
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Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a totally unexpected way. The story of a meeting between two unusual castaways who have nothing in common... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 February 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Odette, una comedia sobre la felicidad See more »

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Belgium See more »

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2.35 : 1
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If you liked Amélie ...
25 October 2007 | by chrisbanach-1See all my reviews

This is typically the kind of feel-good movies that only the french can do. I think they're just good at building characters. Most American wanna-be feel-good movies sound fake and formated, besides a few masterpieces such as Forrest Gump.

French movies, with much smaller budgets, manage to create true atmospheres, poetry and character sublimation.

I think Odette Toulemonde (which could rather be translated by "Emily Smith" or "Mrs Anybody") precisely shows these 3 criteria.

And above the love-story stands an intelligent and subtle demonstration of the vacuity of snobism, elitism, and condescension.

In other words being rich and famous may lead you to a love-less life, and money can't buy happiness. It all sounds naive or puerile, but the director's talent, the solid script with lots of poetry and humor, and above all the amazing performances of both lead characters justify the same vote I gave to Amélie.

It's better to live with remorses than regrets, thus be happy and enjoy life !


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