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Misfortunes of Beauty

A Feature film by John Lvoff

Produced by Les Films du Lendemain

Release in France : 11/08/1999

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Executive Producer :

Les Films du Lendemain

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Co-production :

Les Films Alain Sarde

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution


Daphné loves Vincent, who seeem to love Daphné. Their nascent love would probably blossom if two problems didn't get in the way. One: Vincent is an incurable Don Juan, forever notching up easy conquests. Two: Daphné is fragile, because despite her seeming beauty she lacks confidence and is unaware of her attraction to men. For both reasons Daphé concocts a plan of conquest which would surprise only those who know nothing about female masochism and the tricks it plays.


People used to go to the movies to be entertained. Over the years, though, perhaps because the world appears crueler and crueler, films have gravitated away from fantasy towards reality. Nothing could seem more pointless than a film about beauty when, beyond the Luxembourg Gardens, very serious things are happening. Yet when this script was sent to me, I couldn't resist its lightheartedness.

John Lvoff – Director, excerpt from the press folder

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Dimitri de Clercq

Screenwriter :

Laure Massenet

Sound Recordist :

Christophe Giovannoni

Editor :

Valérie Albertine

Costume designer :

Marielle Robaut

Still Photographer :

Jean-Marie Leroy

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Frédéric Beigbeder, John Lvoff, Laure Massenet

Director of Photography :

Gilles Porte

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Guillaume Andreu

Music Composer :

Frédérick Rousseau

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 21 min

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