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Les herbes folles (2009)

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A quirky woman who spends her free time as a pilot has her purse stolen; when a mysterious man finds her wallet, they embark on a peculiar romance.

Director:

Alain Resnais

Writers:

Christian Gailly (novel), Alain Resnais (adaptation) (as Alex Reval) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sabine Azéma ... Marguerite Muir
André Dussollier ... Georges Palet
Anne Consigny ... Suzanne Palet
Emmanuelle Devos ... Josepha
Mathieu Amalric ... Bernard de Bordeaux
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Lucien d'Orange (as Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française)
Edouard Baer ... Le narrateur (voice)
Annie Cordy ... La voisine
Sara Forestier ... Elodie
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Jean-Mi
Vladimir Consigny Vladimir Consigny ... Marcelin Palet
Dominique Rozan Dominique Rozan ... Sikorsky
Jean-Noël Brouté Jean-Noël Brouté ... Mickey
Elric Covarel Garcia Elric Covarel Garcia ... Acolyte aviation
Valéry Schatz ... Acolyte aviation
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Storyline

A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the red wallet he found in to the police. Nor is it that Marguerite can recuperate her wallet without being piqued with curiosity about whom it was who found it. As they navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging thanks, turbulence enters their otherwise quotidian lives. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic material, language and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Las hierbas salvajes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,162, 27 June 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$403,649, 7 November 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Spitire is a Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX, number PS 890, built in 1945. It is owned by a French collector (as of 2016) and has the French registration code, F-AZJS. Since the film was made, it has been restored to its wartime colours of RAF 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron (which served in South East Asia) See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits show considerable variation in their presentation. The first credits seen are the individual actor names with the name of the character played, in a serif font, with shadowed letters. These credits are moving left to right across the screen, fading in and out at different points, over a background of the film's name in larger letters, in an italicized serf font. After the first ten actors, there is abrupt change to a sans serif font, again with shadowed text, for both the cast/ characters list and the film title. The film title is now angled up to the right and is not in clear focus. After the names of the cast, the credits start as scrolling white text on a black background using a serif font, then there is a change to a sans serif font and then a return to the serif font. The next change is to black text on a grey background using a serif font. This then reverts to white text on a black background with a serif font, then a change to a sans serif font and then a return to the serif font. These credits do not stay in a central position, but move from side to side on the screen. See more »

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References The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) See more »

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20th Century Fox Fanfare
Written by Alfred Newman
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Absurd and incomprehensible
28 May 2010 | by simona gianottiSee all my reviews

It would be not fair to start my review without saying when the credits appeared, the nine people, me included, who had resisted till the end, started to stare one another and some of them, me included, began to laugh. I went to see this movie with all my good intentions, believed from the trailers that it could be enjoyable. Once I have seen it, I can only say: what does it mean? And when I saw the reaction of the other viewers I felt at least somehow comforted. Well, the idea that " les herbes folles", "the wild grass", that which grows against every adverse condition, is a metaphor of some human inner ineradicable desire to feel passion, or life, is quite clear, but the rendering of this idea passes through annoying characters, absurd situations, boring dialogues and ends in an incomprehensible and odd way. I generally do not like going out of movie theatres before the end of a movie, I want to watch it till the end, as a form of respect, before judging it, but this time the temptation was so strong!


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