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Odette Toulemonde

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Odette Toulemonde

Release Date: November 06, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Pathé Renn Productions, Bel Ombre Films, Antigone Cinéma, Les Films de l'Etang, RTBF, TF1 Films Production
Director    :   Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Producers    :   Gaspard de Chavagnac, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Bruno Delahaye, Romain Le Grand, Gerda Diddens, Philippe Saal
Writers    :   Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
RunTime    :   100 mins.

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.




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