About the film
based on novel or book parent child relationship new love department store unexpected happiness door closing time cosmetics and hygiene author fate
Release Date: November 06, 2006
|Production Companies||:||Pathé Renn Productions, Bel Ombre Films, Antigone Cinéma, Les Films de l'Etang, RTBF, TF1 Films Production|
|Producers||:||Gaspard de Chavagnac, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Bruno Delahaye, Romain Le Grand, Gerda Diddens, Philippe Saal|
Objectively, Odette Toulemonde has nothing to be happy about, but is. Balthazar Balsan has everything to be happy about, but isn’t. Odette, awkwardly forty, with a delightful hairdresser son and a daughter bogged down in adolescence, spends her days behind the cosmetic’s counter in a department store and her nights sewing feathers on costumes for Parisian variety shows. She dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite author, to whom – she believes – she owes her optimism. The rich and charming Parisian writer then turns up in her life in an unexpected way.