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Petites Coupures

Petites Coupures

Director: Pascal Bonitzer

Country:  France

Year of Production:  2002

Berlin Award

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Synopsis

Starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil, and selected for Competition at Berlin Film Festival, PETITES COUPURES (SMALL CUTS) tells the story of Bruno, a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis.

Torn between his wife Gaëlle (Emmanuel Devos) and his young girlfriend Nathalie (Ludivine Sagnier), his political beliefs battered by the wind of history, Bruno seems to have lost his bearings. After responding to a call for help from his uncle (Jean Yanne), who is fighting a losing battle for re-election as the communist mayor of a small town near Grenoble, Bruno gets lost in a dark forest.

There he meets Béatrice (Kristin Scott Thomas), who does nothing to stop him getting even more lost...

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Cast

Starring:  Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Auteuil, Pascale Bussieres, Ludivine Sagnier

Credits

Director: Pascal Bonitzer

Writer(s):  Pascal Bonitzer

Producers:  Philippe Liegeois, Jean-Michel Rey

Editor:  Suzanne Koch

Cinematographer:  William Lubtchansky

Music:  John Scott

Production Details

Country:  France

Year of Production:  2002

Language:  French

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  92 minutes

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  29th August 2003

DVD Release Date:  26th January 2004

Reviews

CHRIS DARKE, FILM COMMENT

"Kristin Scott Thomas once again proves herself an enjoyably haughty comedienne"

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TREVOR JOHNSTON, TIME OUT

"A sophisticated diversion"

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TREVOR JOHNSTON, TIME OUT

TOM DAWSON, WHAT'S ON

"Scott Thomas shines as the haughtily enigmatic and seductive Beatrice"

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TOM DAWSON, WHAT'S ON

JASON SOLOMONS, THE TIMES

"Scott Thomas is in the form of her life here...It is a remarkable gift to bring violent passion and glacial elegance to the same scene, and she makes a difficult part seem believable"

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JASON SOLOMONS, THE TIMES

PHILIP FRENCH, THE OBSERVER

"Enjoyable and well played all round"

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