Friday, August 10, 2012

Little White Lies - les petits mouchoirs

If you are looking for a comedy and a drama, this French film will do it for you. Such a beautiful cast, showing French on holiday. Its a chance to show you the universal storylines that can touch you, where ever you are. The characters are rich with lots of complex problems.

Les Petits Mouchoirs 
another french movie by the talented Guillaume Canet, with François Cluzet (a great french actor).
Max, rich owner of a hotel with restaurant and his wife, Véro, invite every year their friends in their house in the Cap Ferret (Gironde 33) to celebrate Antoine’s birthday and the beginning of the holidays. But this year, before they leave Paris, Ludo is victim of an accident. In spite of that, the group of friends decides to go on holiday. Their relations, their convictions and their sense of the guilt are going to be tremendously put in to the test.-My Mind Myself
Guillaume Canet.
Maxim Nucci

This movie. Oh my. The Big Chill is one of my favorite movies, and there are definitely similarities here which might be why I enjoyed it so much. But wow, absolutely wonderful film. Could not stop crying the last 15 minutes, but I needed it so whatever.
Anyways, excellent excellent film.-Emily



Benoit Magimel




 “‘She is not comfortable in her life. On the surface she’s got a great bunch of friends but inside she is very insecure - so I see myself on the big screen. It was unbearable and I couldn’t watch it.’ Marion breaks into a smile, eager to place on record that not everything in the film is her, assuring me that, unlike Marie, ‘I’ve never slept with the entire city like she does - boys, girls. I mean, I had my experiences but not like, “Woo hoo! Party! Sex time!’” Then, thinking back: ‘No, it was so weird. It was like, “Oh my god, this is me. That’s what I feel.” And you don’t want to see yourself [feeling genuinely] uncomfortable. It was kind of hard.’
Marion Cotillard on her most true to life role as Marie in Les petits mouchiors.

When Les Petits Mouchoirs ended I was surprised, nostalgic and reflective. I was surprised because the ending was unexpected; nostalgic because it reminded me of my college days; and reflective because I was questioning the translation of the title of the movie: “Little White Lies.” To be semantically correct, I don’t think the film is about lies, but rather secrets and, specifically, what we keep from our close friends and loved ones and who we trust to tell what. Now, that does beg the question: what is the difference between a lie, a secret, and honesty in general, but that’s a separate discussion.-Persephone Magazine



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5 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE Marion Cotillard! :)

Sara said...

I love Marion Cotillard, I think I would like this movie :)

Syed said...

If Marion is in it, I'm watching it. I still can't get over how fantastic her performance was in La Vie En Rose! This film sounds absolutely charming.

ellie said...

Oh, I love her work, but I adore Jean Dujardin! He's funny and such a dramatic actor, as well.

Chris Ed said...

I want to see it! I love Marion Cotillard:D Very nice tip, thank you!
xx chris