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Une nouvelle amie (2014)

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A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David / Virginia
... Claire
... Gilles
... Laura
... Liz, la mère de Laura
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ... Robert, le père de Laura
Bruno Pérard ... Eva Carlton
... La nounou
Anita Gillier ... Infirmière
Alex Fondja ... Aide-soignant
Zita Hanrot ... Serveuse restaurant
Pierre Fabiani ... Homme salon de thé
Mayline Dubois ... Laura 7 ans
Anna Monedière ... Claire 7 ans
Brune Kalnykow ... Lucie 7 ans
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Claire and Laura have been friends since primary school. Now, in their adult lives, with each happily married, to Gilles and David respectively, they are as close as ever. Then Laura dies after an illness and Claire's world is suddenly very empty. Being the godmother of Laura's child, Lucie, Claire visits David and Lucie, only to discover he has a startling secret... Written by grantss

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Ozon's farce on the French Farce of comedy.

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Rated R for some strong sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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18 September 2015 (USA)  »

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Je suis femme  »

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$37,502, 25 September 2015, Limited Release

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$130,265, 4 October 2015
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Matthias Schoenaerts was François Ozon's original choice for the role of David/Virginia, but the actor turned it down. Schoenaerts was filming Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) at the same time that "The New Girlfriend" was being filmed. Romain Duris was cast instead. See more »

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Features Waterloo Bridge (1940) See more »

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Laura
Orchestrated & Conducted By Philippe Rombi
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Boys will be girls
2 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

The first film I saw which had a transvestite character was The Damned, some 50 years ago. In the intervening years we've had any number of accounts of a man (why almost always a man?) who has to dress as a woman. Ozon's film has a stale air about it which works against our enjoyment.

For me Anais Demoustier is the sole strong actor in this; Duris and Personnaz give capable support but she must carry the story, and carry it she does very memorably. The feeling is always that punches are being pulled, that possibly painful moments are being glossed over. I expected more anger from Personnaz's character when he discovered the deception (the weekend in the country with Duris, instead of the mother's house). Everybody is so well behaved, it doesn't ring true. La Cage aux Folles had more sting to it, you knew how bigoted some people were.

I haven't really enjoyed an Ozon film since 8 femmes of 2002. He's coasting, giving us tried and true subjects and clichéd situations.


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