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La Bûche Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Noted French screenwriter [[Performer~P114065~Daniele Thompson~danièlethompson]] makes her directorial debut with this lighthearted romantic comedy. After the December 21st funeral of Yvette's ([[Performer~P22424~Francoise Fabian~françoisefabian]]) second husband, she is consoled by the three daughters from her first marriage to Stanislas ([[Performer~P59962~Claude Rich~clauderich]]), a Russian-Jewish violinist. The oldest, Lorba ([[Performer~P3060~Sabine Azema~sabineazéma]]), lives with her father and makes a living by singing ballads in a Russian cabaret, Sonia ([[Performer~P4789~Emmanuelle Beart~emmanuellebéart]]) is a fastidious middle-class housewife, and Yvette's youngest, Milla ([[Performer~P25539~Charlotte Gainsbourg~charlottegainsbourg]]), is a go-getting businesswoman. As Christmas celebrations gather steam, Louba learns that at age 42, she is unexpectedly pregnant by Gilbert, her married lover of 12 years. Meanwhile, Sonia develops a habit of taking five-finger discounts while shopping, and Milla takes up with a mysterious drifter who lives as a boarder in Stanislas' house. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:November 24, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Charlotte Gainsbourg Best Supporting Actress 1999 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Christopher Thompson Best Screenplay 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Danièle Thompson Best First Film 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Danièle Thompson Best Screenplay 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Claude Rich Best Supporting Actor 1999 Nominee

Crew

Danièle Thompson
Director
Alain Sarde
Producer
Christopher Thompson
Screenwriter
Danièle Thompson
Screenwriter
Jean Harnois
Cinematographer
Robert Fraisse
Cinematographer
Michel Legrand
Composer (Music Score)
Michele Abbe
Art Director
Christine Gozlan
Executive Producer
Elisabeth Tavernier
Costume Designer
William Flageollet
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Pierre Duret
Sound/Sound Designer
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