La Dilettante


1h 58m 1999

Brief Synopsis

For the past fifteen years, Pierette has been living a pampered life in Switzerland with her rich second husband. When she decides to leave him, she heads back to Paris and surprises her 21-year-old son Eric with news that she has left his dad for good. Having left everything behind except for a su

Film Details

Also Known As
dilettante
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

For the past fifteen years, Pierette has been living a pampered life in Switzerland with her rich second husband. When she decides to leave him, she heads back to Paris and surprises her 21-year-old son Eric with news that she has left his dad for good. Having left everything behind except for a suitcase filled with chic suits and accessories, she looks for work in a tough and crowded job market. However, with her poised and persuasive personality, she takes the city by storm and within a day she has landed a job, fallen in love with a mediagenic priest, found her childhood best friend and has re-introduced herself into the life of the daughter she abandoned when she divorced her first husband. However, while outsiders may find her vivacity endearing, Pierette finds that her children require more than charm to compensate for years of benign neglect.

Film Details

Also Known As
dilettante
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States July 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States March 2000

Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (in competition) July 19-29, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Global Views) April 20 - May 4, 2000.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (in competition) July 19-29, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Global Views) April 20 - May 4, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.)

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-vous With French Cinema 2000" March 10-19, 2000.)