Mathilde (Louisa Pili), a precocious 10-year-old, insists that her grandfather, Paul (Claude Rich), help her find his ex-wife (Mathilde's maternal grandmother), Madeleine (Monique Melinand)...
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Serge is a winner ;he sells kitchen furniture like hot cakes.His son ,Gérald,who has just lost his restaurant ,applies for a job in his dad's firm.It's Gerald's wish but it's Serge's reality and you do not become a top salesman overnight.
Mathilde (Louisa Pili), a precocious 10-year-old, insists that her grandfather, Paul (Claude Rich), help her find his ex-wife (Mathilde's maternal grandmother), Madeleine (Monique Melinand), who ran off years ago. With only the letters that Madeleine wrote to her daughter and granddaughter to guide them, they journey from Paris to Spain looking for her. Meanwhile, when Mathilde's mother, Helene (Sandrine Bonnaire), who's spent her whole life hating Madeleine, discovers what they're up to, she joins in on the search.
This is such a rich story that it could entertain and succeed in several ways, depending on your point of view. It's a story about old age, about family relationships, and wise characters who know when to stay quiet.
For myself, it was a story of how children can trick you, or charm you, or drag you kicking and screaming out of your comfort zone. And where did they learn to do all this? From none other than ourselves, when we did it to them. Still, they seem to be so much better at it than us; our comfort zones are so much more rusted into place.
Just an observation: Why are middle-aged heroines in French films so often called Helene?
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