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Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book arranged in alphabetical order, Stephane fails to cheer Solange. She knits. She does housework. Everyone, including their neighbor a vegetable vendor, agrees that she needs a child, yet she fails to get pregnant by either lover. The three take a job running a kids' summer camp where they meet Christian, the precocious 13-year-old son of the local factory manager. It is Christian who restores Solange to laughter

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  1. Bertrand Blier

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gérard Depardieu

    Gérard Depardieu


  2. Patrick Dewaere

    Patrick Dewaere


  3. Carole Laure

    Carole Laure


  4. Michel Serrault

    Michel Serrault

    le voisin

  5. Eléonore Hirt

    Eléonore Hirt

    Mme Beloeil

  6. Jean Rougerie

    Jean Rougerie

    M. Beloeil

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Original Title Préparez vos mouchoirs

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • January 11, 1978



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