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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marguerite Muir
... Georges Palet
... Suzanne Palet
... Josepha
... Bernard de Bordeaux
Michel Vuillermoz ... Lucien d'Orange (as Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française)
... Le narrateur (voice)
... La voisine
... Elodie
... Jean-Mi
Vladimir Consigny ... Marcelin Palet
Dominique Rozan ... Sikorsky
Jean-Noël Brouté ... Mickey
Elric Covarel Garcia ... Acolyte aviation
... 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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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some thematic material, language and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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4 November 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Las hierbas salvajes  »

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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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Trivia

The aircraft Marguerite was flying at the aerodrome was a Gardan GY-80-180 Horizon.' 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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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2009 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Salue la Lune
Written by Allan Gray and Walter Reisch
Performed by Marguerite's acolytes at the aerodrome
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Visual, Playful Joy en Francais
17 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Wild Grass is filled with visual joy and playful surprises. It left me smiling from beginning to end. With a brilliant cast and incredible cinematography that will playfully take viewers from blue skies above to the very human folly down below, the story celebrates cinema storytelling itself, as well as our human wish to find some of that movie magic in our daily lives, no matter the consequences. Resnais is now 88 year old (or perhaps 88 years young, more appropriately), for he has created a cinematic cocktail that leaves viewers dizzy with delight and ready to ask the local projectionist to: "pour me another. I want to experience that again!"


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