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At the suggestion of a friend, Constance (Miou-Miou) places an ad in the paper offering her services as a reader in this romantic comedy drama. Her job leads her to a variety of employers and occasional romantic involvement. Maria Casares plays the widow of an East European general who has Constance read Tolstoy and Marx. Pierre Dux is the local magistrate who prefers to hear the memoirs of the Marquis de Sade. She also has an affair with a harried business executive played by Patrick Chesnais. This film was named the "Best Feature" at the 1988 Montreal World Film Festival. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:April 21, 1989

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Patrick Chesnais Best Supporting Actor 1988 Winner
French Film Critics Circle Michel Deville Prix Louis-Delluc 1988 Winner

Cast

Miou-Miou
as Constance/Marie
Christian Ruche
as Jean/Philippe
Maria Casarés
as General's Widow
Patrick Chesnais
as Business Executive
Marianne Denicourt
as Bella
Pierre Dux
as Magistrate
Sylvie Laporte
as Francoise
Brigitte Catillon
as Eric's Mother/Jocelyne
Michel Raskine
as Man at Agency
Christian Blanc
as Marie's Tutor
Regis Royer
as Eric
Simon Eine
as Hospital Professor
André Wilms
as Man in Rue Saint-Landry
Clotilde de Bayser
as Coralie's Mother
Bérangere Bonvoisin
as Joel's Mother/Hotel Waitress
Jean-Luc Boutte
as Police Inspector
Leo Campion
as Eric's Grandfather
Hito Jaulmes
as Joel
Maria de Medeiros
as Silent Nurse
Isabelle Janier
as Talkative Nurse
Sylvie Jean
as Agency Secretary
Gabriel Barakian
as Jocelyne's Husband
Hito Jaulmes
as Joel
Sylvie Jean
as Agency Secretary
Maria de Medeiros
as Silent Nurse
Isabelle Janier
as Talkative Nurse
Leo Campion
as Eric's Grandfather

Crew

Michel Deville
Director
Michel Deville
Screenwriter
Rosalinde Deville
Screenwriter
Raymond Jean
Book Author
Dominique Le Rigoleur
Cinematographer
Raymonde Guyot
Editor
Thierry Leproust
Production Designer
Thierry Leproust
Art Director
Ysabelle van Wersch-cot
Art Director
Michel Deville
Co-producer
Rosalinde Deville
Co-producer
Roseanna Sacco
Set Designer
Max Legardeur
Set Designer
Cecile Balme
Costume Designer
Philippe Lioret
Sound/Sound Designer
Joel Lavau
Makeup
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