Drole D’Endroit Pour Une Rencontre


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  

Alternate title:  A Strange Place To Meet, Strange Place For An Encounter

 produced this sweet-natured romantic comedy, in which she stars as a married woman thrown out of a car by her husband and abandoned at a rest-stop outside of Paris. It’s the middle of a cold night, and she meets a doctor () who is busy taking his car apart. He insists she find a ride home with the next person who stops, but she is determined to wait for her husband to come back for her. How a film can take place between two people at only two locations (they go to a coffee shop later) and be so enjoyably diverting is a credit to a wonderful screenplay and two terrific performances. Deneuve is both glamorous and pitiable, a woman unable to face the truth of her marriage being in crumbles, while Depardieu craftily walks the mark between coldly reserved and vulnerable as he slowly realizes that he’s in love with her. It’s lovely, and funny too.

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France, 1988

Screenplay by Francois Dupeyron,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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