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La délicatesse (2011)

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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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Charles
Mélanie Bernier ...
Chloé, la secrétaire de Nathalie
Joséphine de Meaux ...
Sophie
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François
Monique Chaumette ...
Madeleine, la grand-mère
Marc Citti ...
Pierre
Alexandre Pavloff ...
Benoît (as Alexandre Pavloff de la Comédie Française)
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
La mère de François
Olivier Cruveiller ...
Le père de François
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La mère de Nathalie
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Le père de Nathalie
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Ingrid, la secrétaire de Charles
Bénédicte-Lala Ernoult ...
L'ouvreuse du théâtre (as Bénédicte Ernoult)
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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate and other Delicacies.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »

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21 December 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La delicadeza  »

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€7,000,000 (estimated)
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Franky's Princess
Written and performed by Émilie Simon
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Language is a big thing
15 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Some movies are best seen in their original language without subtitles, some dubbed in your own language and some just with subtitles. La Delicatesse is a film which should be seen in French without subtitles which is how it impacts the viewer most. And rather than the 6 it gets on average rises to a more deserved 8.5 IMO. Romantic comedy for those in need of love. Works if you're in or out of a relationship. I still don't get the reason Nathalie kisses Marcus but everything after that makes sense, even feels very realistic as I can associate with most of the elements of the central theme of the movie, from Marcus's point of view to her boss's point of view having encountered both situations. The film is sweet and carries you on a dream, but isn't this what films are best for? Makes very nice viewing on cold winter nights.


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