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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs Details

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The lightly mocking title Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez Vos Mouchoirs) sets the tone for this Bertrand Blier-directed amalgam of the sentimental and sardonic. Gérard Depardieu plays an at-wit's-end husband, Raoul, who'll go to any lengths to sexually satisfy his wife, Solange (Carole Laure). Raoul decides that the best thing to cure Solange's boredom would be if she took a lover; thus, he chooses Stéphane (Patrick Dewaere) for the "job." But Stéphane isn't any more successful in arousing Solange than her husband had been. Eventually, it is a 13-year-old boy who quenches Solange's erotic yearnings. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as a French César award for Best Score (by Georges Delerue). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 17, 1978

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bertrand Blier Best Foreign Language Film 1978 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Georges Delerue Best Music 1978 Winner

Crew

Bertrand Blier
Director
Georges Dancigers
Producer
Paul Claudon
Producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine
Producer
Bertrand Blier
Dialogue Writer
Bertrand Blier
Screenwriter
Jean Penzer
Cinematographer
Franz Schubert
Featured Music
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Featured Music
Claudine Merlin
Editor
Eric Moulard
Art Director
Eric Moulard
Set Decorator
Michele Cerf
Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Ruh
Sound/Sound Designer
Georges Valon
Production Director
Monique Archambault
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