Odette Toulemonde


1h 37m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Objectively, Odette Toulemonde has nothing to be happy about, but is. Balthazar Balsan has everything to be happy about, but isn't. Odette, awkwardly forty, with a delightful hairdresser son and a daughter bogged down in adolescence, spends her days behind the cosmetic's counter in a department sto

Film Details

Also Known As
Lezioni di felicità, Odette Toulemonde - Lições de Felicidade, Odette, una comedia sobre la felicidad
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Ciné+; Megacom Film (Mcf); Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Pathe Renn Productions; Rtbf; StudioCanal; Television Inc. (Romania); Tf1 Films Productions; Vertice Cine
Distribution Company
Alternative Films; Equinoxe Films; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; Senator Film Verleih; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Belgium; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Objectively, Odette Toulemonde has nothing to be happy about, but is. Balthazar Balsan has everything to be happy about, but isn't. Odette, awkwardly forty, with a delightful hairdresser son and a daughter bogged down in adolescence, spends her days behind the cosmetic's counter in a department store and her nights sewing feathers on costumes for Parisian variety shows. She dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite author, to whom--she believes--she owes her optimism. The rich and charming Parisian writer then turns up in her life in an unexpected way. A tale about the comic encounter between atypical survivors with nothing in common.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lezioni di felicità, Odette Toulemonde - Lições de Felicidade, Odette, una comedia sobre la felicidad
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Ciné+; Megacom Film (Mcf); Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Pathe Renn Productions; Rtbf; StudioCanal; Television Inc. (Romania); Tf1 Films Productions; Vertice Cine
Distribution Company
Alternative Films; Equinoxe Films; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; Senator Film Verleih; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Belgium; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Feature directorial debut for Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.