La Buche
Drama
 
Noted French screenwriter Daniele Thompson makes her directorial debut with this lighthearted romantic comedy. After the December 21st funeral of Yvette's (Francoise Fabian) second husband, she is consoled by the three daughters from her first marriage to Stanislas (Claude Rich), a Russian-Jewish violinist. The oldest, Lorba (Sabine Azema), lives with her father and makes a living by singing ballads in a Russian cabaret, Sonia (Emmanuelle Beart) is a fastidious middle-class housewife, and Yvette's youngest, Milla (Charlotte Gainsbourg), is a go-getting businesswoman. As Christmas celebrations gather steam, Louba learns that at age 42, she is unexpectedly pregnant by Gilbert, her married lover of 12 years. Meanwhile, Sonia develops a habit of taking five-finger discounts while shopping, and Milla takes up with a mysterious drifter who lives as a boarder in Stanislas' house.~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide Rated No Rating .
 
Cast: Sabine Azéma, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Françoise Fabian, Emmanuelle Béart, Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart
Produced by: Christine Gozlan
Directed by: Danièle Thompson
Written by: Christopher Thompson, Danièle Thompson
Running time: 1hr 46min
Opens: Jan 01, 1999
Theaters for 04/02/13
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