Anxiety attacks and new encounters force Marie to reevaluate her life and join a group of single girls.

Director:

Mona Achache

Writers:

Camille Chamoux (screenplay), Cécile Sellam (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camille Chamoux ... Marie
Audrey Fleurot ... Sandra
Joséphine de Meaux Joséphine de Meaux ... Judith
Naidra Ayadi Naidra Ayadi ... Myriam
Anne Brochet ... Gwen
Olivia Côte Olivia Côte ... Véro (as Olivia Cote)
Franck Gastambide ... Eric
Samuel Benchetrit Samuel Benchetrit ... Martin
Camille Cottin ... Emilie
Rachel Arditi Rachel Arditi ... Virginie
Grégoire Ludig ... Marco
David Marsais ... Olivier
Josiane Balasko ... Brigitte, la mère de Marie
Sam Karmann Sam Karmann ... Jacques, le père de Marie
Stéphane De Groodt ... M. Hublot (le banquier)
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Storyline

Marie and Eric, a couple in their thirties who have been together since college, buy their first apartment when Marie is suddenly overcome by doubt. Her encounter with a handsome, dark-haired man forces her to make a decision: she leaves Eric to throw herself into the big sea of pleasure and freedom. But she actually ends up on the bottom of the pool, where she discovers a world without pity: at her age, being single is quickly perceived as a suspicious defect. Enlightened by new friendships, Marie learns to envisage her single life as a chance to become even stronger and to at last be ready to be happy.

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Comedy

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The role of the "little old woman" who observes the younger women several times during the film was played by the director's grandmother, Suzanne Achache-Wiznitzer. See more »

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Kalina Malina
Traditional Gypsy song, public domain
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Very nice movie
18 September 2014 | by olivier-126See all my reviews

Marie is with Eric since high school. They decide to purchase their first apartment together. But the 30 years loan required to finance it, which in a way is a mirror to the long term commitment they're making, ends up frightening out Marie. And all of a sudden, she decides to leave Eric. "Les Gazelles" lets us follow Marie's first steps in her new single life, where she has to learn the codes and the rules.

If this topic clearly lacks originality, the characters (more particularly Marie - Camille Chamoux and all the female supporting roles) are really touching. The story is treated in a modern fashion (occasional trash and awkward talks) and we end up really suffering for Marie while she goes through the story. And it's the key to appreciate this movie : don't expect a pure comedy. Instead, imagine a very funny and long-lost friend who ends up telling you all about her recently shattered love life.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 March 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gasellene See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,359,515
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2.35 : 1
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