Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mademoiselle Chambon 2009

     Jean does construction for a living in France.  He builds houses or he modifies the current design of the home.  He is married to Anne-Marie and they have a son Jeremy.  Mademoiselle Chambon is Jeremy’s teacher and she asks Jean if he will volunteer to talk to the class about his job.  Veronique thinks the children will be interested in hearing about this type of work.  They can think about it as something they may or may not want to do for a living as an adult.  Jean is fascinated by Veronique’s delicate and elegant charm.  She asks him about a window in her home with a constant draft and he comes to check it out.
     The French do not talk as much as Americans in relationships.  This a quiet film with a lot of emotions conveyed with glances and a touch.  Veronique is very different from Jean’s wife Anne-Marie.  It’s not that Jean is unhappy but he does have a lot of responsibility and he also takes care of his elderly father.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

101 min, French Drama directed by Stephane Brize with Vincent Lindon, Sandrine, Kilberlain, Aure Atika, Jean-Marc Thibault, Arthur Le Houerou, Bruno Lochet, Abdellah Moundy, Michelle Goddet, Anne Houdy.

Note:  Imdb 6.9 out of 10, 83% critic 67% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.1* out of 5* with 35 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Pertuis, Vaucluse and Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France.

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