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The story of an exquisitely beautiful 25-year-old, Nelly, who is stuck in a bad marriage and overwhelmed by financial problems. Then she meets Monsieur Arnaud, an elegant but lonely man 40 years her senior, who, for no apparent reason, offers to pay her debts, and gives her a job typing his memoirs. With a new sense of freedom, Nelly files for divorce and begins a new life. Monsieur Arnaud becomes captivated by Nelly, and discreetly tries to seduce her. As their work together grows increasingly intimate, a new factor imposes itself: Vincent, Arnaud's publisher, is also taken with Nelly. While the two men vie for her affections, Monsieur Arnaud agonizes over his inability to have her.
Released in United States November 1995 (Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.)
Winner of the 1995 Prix Louis Delluc, awarded each year by a distinguished panel of French film critics.
Winner of the 1995 Prix Melies for Gallic Film of the Year by the French Union of Film Critics.
Winner of two 1995 Cesar Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor (Michel Serrault). Film was also nominated for nine other Cesars, including Best Film, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Beart), Best Supporting Actor (Jean-Hughes Anglade), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Lonsdale), Best Supporting Actress (Claire Nadeau), Best Screenplay, Best Music, Best Sound, and Best Editing.
Released in United States April 12, 1996
Released in United States November 1995
Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.
Released in Corona Del Mar (Landmark's Port) May 3, 1996.
Released in United States April 12, 1996 (New York City and Los Angeles)