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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Catherine Deneuve
Gérard Depardieu
Fabrice Luchini
Directors
François Ozon
Screenwriters
François Ozon
Running Time
102 minutes

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Plot
It's 1970s France and factory heiress Suzanne Pujol (Deneuve) twiddles her thumbs at home while her domineering husband Robert (Luchini) runs her family business. But when Robert falls ill she takes over his role. With the encouragement of old flame and union boss Maurice Babin (Depardieu), her ambitions for the business grow.


Verdict
Like a Gallic Nine To Five ('Neuf a Cinq'?), Ozon's comedy is a uniquely French skew on the gender politics of the home and the workplace. It's mostly funny, fast and fondly made although it drags a little towards the end.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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