Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. Read More »
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My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument (1996) Arnaud Desplechin, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, Emmanuel Salinger
Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions Read More »
A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress. Read More »
Un conte de Noël / A Christmas Tale (2008) Arnaud Desplechin, Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Comedy, Drama
In Arnaud Desplechin’s beguiling A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël), Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. That simple family reunion setup, however, can’t begin to describe the unpredictable, emotionally volatile experience of this film, an inventive, magical drama that’s equal parts merriment and melancholy. Unrequited childhood loves and blinding grudges, brutal outbursts and sudden slapstick, music, movies, and poetry, A Christmas Tale ties it all together in a marvelously messy package.
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