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The Lacemaker (1977)

La dentellière (original title)
A reserved young woman moves into an apartment with a young student she met while on vacation.

Director:

Claude Goretta

Writers:

Claude Goretta, Pascal Lainé (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Pomme
Yves Beneyton Yves Beneyton ... François
Florence Giorgetti Florence Giorgetti ... Marylène
Annemarie Düringer ... Pomme's mother (as Anne-Marie Düringer)
Renate Schroeter Renate Schroeter ... François' girlfriend (as Renata Schroeter)
Michel de Ré Michel de Ré ... The painter
Monique Chaumette ... La mère de François
Jean Obé Jean Obé ... Le père de François
Christian Baltauss Christian Baltauss ... Gérard
Christian Peythieu Christian Peythieu
Heribert Sasse Heribert Sasse
Jeanne Allard Jeanne Allard
Odile Poisson ... La caisière
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat ... (as Gilberte Geniat)
Sabine Azéma ... Corinne (as Sabine Azema)
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Storyline

Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice hairdresser, meets Francois, a middle-class intellectual. Francois becomes her first lover, but their social and cultural differences get in the way of happiness. Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Language:

French

Release Date:

8 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lacemaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabourg, Calvados, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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1977-2003
9 May 2003 | by musiclovers11See all my reviews

What can I say about this movie? It reduced me to tears in 1977, and again in 2003. It doesn't stand up to over analysis, but it rings so absolutely true... which has given the film it's resonance down the years. Isabelle Huppert's performance is sublime, and the last scene one of the most heartbreaking in cinema.


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