When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ...
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Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover (Depardieu), a former union leader.Written by
This film is about an irritable and unfaithful umbrella factory owner, and his model wife who holds the household well.
"Potiche" is a pleasant surprise. Depsite the main character being unlikeable, the film manages to be funny, engaging and empowering. The characters are all unique and interesting, making a good character study. The changes seen in the factory owner and his wife throughout the film are very interesting and comical to watch. The two children are also good, especially the son who seems to be portrayed to have a homosexual hint. Maybe this explains the scene where he has a new male friend. If this subplot could be touched on again, to get some closure and not leave the subplot hanging.
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