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1999 Madeleine

  • Film

Time Out says

Confirming the promise of Sélect Hôtel, his debut vérité-style examination of Parisian marginals, Laurent Bouhnik's second feature has echoes of Godard in its sympathetic study of a lonely but proud/bold dressmaker, Madeleine (Briole, open and dignified). 'My Life's fucked - but I'm not part of it,' says the alienated, thirty-something woman, in a series of interior monolgues. She embarks on a run Lonely Hearts encounters, observed by with acute but non-judgmental detail. A film of subtle discretion, formal vigour and delight in the still rich humanist-realist cinematic tradition.
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Release Details

  • Duration:85 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Laurent Bouhnik
  • Screenwriter:Laurent Bouhnik
  • Cast:
    • Véra Briole
    • Manuel Blanc
    • Anouk Aimée
    • Jean-Michel Fête
    • Jean-François Gallotee
    • Michel Goudouin
    • Aurélia Petit
    • Emmanuelle Rozes
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