1960s France. Shopgirl Madeline (Sagnier) makes some extra francs as a part-time prostitute who meets the love of her life while on the job. Skipping forward several decades and the older Madeline (Deneuve) looks back ruefully on a failed marriage. Could her daughter be making the same mistake?
Christophe Honoré goes epic in a tale of interlocking lives that owes a debt to Jacques Demy. It won't be to everyone's taste but it's playful enough to win us over.
Reviewed by David Hughes
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