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This selection offers drama but often with a touch of comedy, and although there are some serious themes, and occasional violence or tragedy, there isn't anything too 'heavy'.

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  • L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

    L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

  • Ce Qui Nous Lie

    Ce Qui Nous Lie

  • En Equilibre

    En Equilibre

  • Médecin de Campagne

    Médecin de Campagne

  • Dans La Cour

    Dans La Cour

  • Les Adoptés

    Les Adoptés

  • Cézanne et Moi

    Cézanne et moi

  • Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

    Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

  • Miss Montigny

    Miss Montigny

  • Les hommes du feu

    Les hommes du feu

  • Un Homme Idéal

    Un Homme Idéal

  • Hippocrate

    Hippocrate

  • Le Concert

    Le Concert

  • Belle et Sébastien

    Belle et Sébastien

  • Prendre le large

    Prendre le large

  • Après l'hiver, le printemps

    Après l'hiver, le printemps

  • Le monde est à toi

    Le monde est à toi

  • La Villa

    La Villa

  • Primaire

    Primaire

  • Les petits mouchoirs

    Les petits mouchoirs

  • La vie en miettes

    La vie en miettes

  • La guerre des boutons

    La guerre des boutons

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La vie en miettes
La vie en miettes
An elderly woman is pushed down the stairs to her death and soon after her son, Jonathan, learns that he has inherited a fortune from his father in America, who he never really knew. Meanwhile his wife of only a few months, Lucie, is not only disrespectful during the itinerary of his mother's belongings but also appears no longer to want anything to do with him.

Jonathan's inheritance is the result of assiduous research by a lawyer, Maître Farelli, who also seems willing to help Jonathan avoid the need to give any of the fortune to his now virtually estranged wife. But then Jonathan learns that she has been seriously injured in a car accident.

In her belongings he finds the address and keys of a house that he doesn't know. He goes there, where the housekeeper and the locals are pleased at last to meet him. But the next shock is when his wife's dressings are removed, to reveal a perfect stranger - which gives us the English title of this film.

Through flashbacks we learn that the unknown woman knew Jonathan's wife, and that her name is Clara. And when his wife's sister calls, Jonathan dissuades her from seeing her sister, who of course isn't actually there. He instead shows her a photograph of Clara, who she identifies as her sister's former teacher, someone who she would have been better not knowing.

Clara is unable to speak and has some partial paralysis. Although Jonathan is naturally suspicious given the strange circumstances, he helps her to recuperate and starts to become physically attracted to her. But there is a shock in store, and it transpires that what was already a strange situation holds more surprises than Jonathan could have imagined. And just when you think everything has become clear, Clara speaks!

An intriguing short TV film with the delightful Audrey Fleurot as Clara, which made it a must-watch for me.
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