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Beauties at War (2008)

La guerre des miss (original title)
A ski resort town struggles to become the top tourism spot.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Fred Cavayé (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Franck Chevrel
Olivia Bonamy ... Cécile
Jacques Mathou ... Maire Charmoussey
Christian Charmetant ... Maire Super Charmoussey
Béatrice Michel Béatrice Michel ... Femme maire Charmoussey
Michèle Garcia Michèle Garcia ... Femme maire Super Charmoussey
Cynthia Groggia Cynthia Groggia ... Camille
Albert Delpy ... Père du maire Super Charmoussey
Laurent Gamelon ... Gaby le coiffeur
Jean-Paul Comart ... Le présentateur
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... Gérard patron du café
Juliette Poissonnier Juliette Poissonnier ... Jeanine
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Jean-René Pouchard
Edouard Prettet Edouard Prettet ... Yvon le facteur (as Edouard Prétet)
Arnaud Henriet Arnaud Henriet ... Jean-Loup chef des pistes
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A ski resort town struggles to become the top tourism spot.

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2 villages, 1 seule Miss!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 January 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauties at War See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,746,131
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Miss Twin Towns 2008 (rental)
10 April 2014 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

For the fans of « Twin Peaks », this movie is a must-see as it has the same small town(s) setting and in addition the same public contest ! So we can see the similar facts but also the big differences in cultures and production. In a way, it was also close to « je fais le mort » as it's about a anonymous Parisian who returns to his country to become popular ! Those kinds of movies really speaks to me actually as i felt the same desire to go back to my roots.

So, this is an enjoyable movie, doped by an hilarious Benoit. In addition, he finds a great feminine team of a mother and her teen daughter. If the movie is funny, i expected more from Leconte who is was in the 80s a big name for this genre. I don't understand why he toned down the movie and the creativity of Benoit as the long making-of (50 mn for 89 mn to the movie) clearly shows that everyone laughed very much every day !


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