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La reine blanche (1991)

In 1960, in a coastal town near to Nantes, Jean Ripoche lives with his wife Liliane, their four children and Liliane's father Lucien. Jean divides his time between running his plumbing business and making a float for the Nantes carnival.

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Jean-Loup Hubert

Writer:

Jean-Loup Hubert (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Liliane Ripoche
Richard Bohringer ... Jean Ripoche
Bernard Giraudeau ... Yvon Legualoudec
Jean Carmet ... Lucien
Laure Moutoussamy Laure Moutoussamy ... Annabelle
Isabelle Carré ... Annie
Muriel Pultar Muriel Pultar ... Mireille
Geneviève Fontanel ... Rita
Antoine Hubert Antoine Hubert ... Nicolas
Julien Hubert Julien Hubert ... Milou
Pauline Hubert Pauline Hubert ... Pauline
Loïc Rutkowski Loïc Rutkowski ... Boulou
Cyril Régis Cyril Régis ... Jérémie
Marie Bunel
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Le présentateur
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In 1960, in a coastal town near to Nantes, Jean Ripoche lives with his wife Liliane, their four children and Liliane's father Lucien. Jean divides his time between running his plumbing business and making a float for the Nantes carnival.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 May 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A fehér királynő See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Ballade à Sylvie
Written by Leny Escudéro
Performed by Leny Escudéro
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A miniature "Gone With The Wind" where Deneuve meets Delerue
27 November 2006 | by benoit-3See all my reviews

This unpretentious romantic comedy of mores manages to mix an old-time folksy movie feel with a very adult confrontation of first love remembered and present marital status in the quintessentially French milieu of provincial France which has also been the time and place chosen by Jacques Demy (Nantes, 1960) for his magic realist story-telling ("Les Parapluies de Cherbourg", "Lola","Les Demoiselles de Rochefort"). Catherine Deneuve has never been more believable as an "ordinary housewife" and her co-stars are just as impressive and convincing. Georges Delerue's music insures that the viewer gets all dewy-eyed at all the right moments. The result is what used to be called "movie magic".


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