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Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 July 1989 (USA)
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Reinette and Mirabelle are two young girls. Reinette lives in the countryside, Mirabelle in Paris. They meet during a holiday of Mirabelle in the country, when Reinette helps her to repair ... See full summary »

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Éric Rohmer

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Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joëlle Miquel ... Reinette
Jessica Forde ... Mirabelle
Mr. Housseau Mr. Housseau ... Le voisin
Mme. Housseau Mme. Housseau ... La voisine
Philippe Laudenbach ... Le garçon de café
François-Marie Banier François-Marie Banier ... 1er Passant
Jean-Claude Brisseau ... 2e Passant
Yasmine Haury Yasmine Haury ... Kleptomaniac
Gérard Courant Gérard Courant ... L'inspecteur
Béatrice Romand ... L'inspectrice
Marie Rivière ... L'arnaqueuse - Swindler
David Rocksavage David Rocksavage ... L'anglais
Jacques Auffray Jacques Auffray ... Le tapeur
Haydée Caillot Haydée Caillot ... Charitable Lady
Fabrice Luchini ... Le marchand de tableau
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Reinette and Mirabelle are two young girls. Reinette lives in the countryside, Mirabelle in Paris. They meet during a holiday of Mirabelle in the country, when Reinette helps her to repair the tube of her bicycle and shows her the beauties of nature and in particular the 'blue hour'. They like each other and decide to take a flat together in Paris, where they'll attend at the University. But isn't so easy to live together when the characters are so different: as Reinette is simple and enthusiastic, as Mirabelle is obscure and lazy. Written by Maurizio Semolic <semolic@oat.ts.astro.it>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,051, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$22,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,039
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This movie contains 4 episodes: 1) L'heures bleue; 2) Le garcon de café; 3) Le mendiant, la kleptomane et l'arnaqueuse; 4) La vente du tableau. See more »

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An unlikely friendship?
3 June 2019 | by robin_goSee all my reviews

Adventure one sees townie Mirabelle, who has never really had cause to take time to observe nature, experience a series of minor revelations about country life. Experiences that, curiously, she doesn't seem to carry back home into the Parisian episodes. Indeed the first episode feels like a film-apart, largely because it's not referred back to. The remaining adventures concern how Reinette's fixed ideas cause her headaches in the city. While it's easy to have a set of unwaivering morals and manners living a more solitary life in the country, it's not as easy in 'the big smoke'. Discovering Parisians have a much more fluid moral compass causes Reinette horror and the viewer a degree of amusement. Indeed Episode Two is Rohmer doing, of all things, broad comedy - complete with a Fawlty-esque waiter. The director also diverts from his well-trodden path with the absence of romance from this movie (accordingly the film storms through the Bechdel test). I also loved the fact there also isn't the shadow of parental influence, the church or a peer group which sometimes operate, with varying degrees of success, in Rohmer's work. The girls really only have each other as a soundboard and that makes the new friendship between these unlikely flatmates all the more engaging.


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