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Lulu femme nue (2013)

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Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch. She premeditated nothing; it all happened quite simply. She ... See full summary »

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Sólveig Anspach
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Lucie, dite Lulu
Bouli Lanners ... Charles
Claude Gensac ... Marthe
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ... Richard
Philippe Rebbot Philippe Rebbot ... Jean-Marie
Marie Payen Marie Payen ... Cécile
Solène Rigot ... Morgane
Nina Meurisse Nina Meurisse ... Virginie
Corinne Masiero Corinne Masiero ... La patronne du café
Vincent Londez ... Le DRH
Thomas Blanchard Thomas Blanchard ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
Bertrand Ducher Bertrand Ducher ... Le pervers
Annick Tarot Annick Tarot ... La passante de Saint-Gilles
Étienne Davodeau Étienne Davodeau ... Le client au croissant (as Etienne Davodeau)
Emerick Guezou Emerick Guezou ... Le gardien
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Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch. She premeditated nothing; it all happened quite simply. She steals a few days of freedom for herself, alone, on the coast with no other purpose in mind than to take full advantage of the moment, without feeling guilty about it. On the way, she crosses paths with a variety of people who, like herself, are at the edge of the world: a strange guy protected by his brothers; an old woman who is bored to death; a female employee hassled by her female boss. Three decisive encounters that will help Lulu rediscover an old acquaintance she's not seen for years: herself. Written by lletaif

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Language:

French

Release Date:

22 January 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lulu Nua e Crua See more »

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Saint Hilaire de Riez, France See more »

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Lulu,the convict and the shameless old lady.
20 January 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

One user wrote it was a feel good movie :I do not agree !it would be demeaning the director !

Lulu is par excellence the anti-character of this kind of movie :she is not brilliant ,she is no go-getter ;in the scene of the job interview with the director of human resources ,we feel how bashful,clumsy she is ;she says she has plenty of motivation ,but her look, her behavior give her away ;the last sentence of the head is revealing.

We do not know why Lucie (Lulu) almost resembles an old maid ;after all she's got a family and her failure cannot explain why she takes some days away from her family (it will be explained,in remarkably succint style, at the end of the movie).

The characters she will meet as she is drifting are not those you would meet in a feel good movie ; an ex-convict ,who spent two years in jail , an old lady and a young waitress bullied by her employer.

The ex-prisoner "who has not made love for two years" does something to restore Lulu's self-confidence ,-she swims in the nude-but,in spite of his two "gardian angels" who drive her sister away ,this part of the movie is somewhat conventional ;all that happens between Charles and Lucie is exactly what the viewer expects and it is a bit derivative ; this male character has experimented awful solitude though.

Claude Gensac! do you remember when she was Louis De Funès's wife(1968) in the Gendarme series ?Actually their collaboration had become well before,and in a masterpiece at that : Guitry's "La Vie d'Un Honnête Homme"(1952). As she died some years ago ,and as "Lulu " is her last important role ,she ended her career on a high note just like she began it.She's extraordinary as a cousin of Sylvie 's "La Vieille Dame Indigne ";She's a shameless old lady who in the past slept with her best friend 's hubby and has never forgotten herself for this betrayal :how lonely she must be to have waited so long for a friend to help her reconcile with her once good friend ; these scenes between a bewildered Lulu and an old lonely spinster climax the movie: although her new friend lies to her ,Marthe, after a fit of anger, comprehends that Lucie represents the last link between her and humanity .

Fear of loneliness,of death ,of people whose "only fun they get is putting people down" (the cafe owner) ,of being a misfit , of seeing life passing one by ...

The rapport Karine Viard ,one of the best contemporary French actresses ,and her director ,Solveig Anspach (who sadly passed away some years ago) have ,is outstanding.


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