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The Very Merry Widows

The Very Merry Widows

A Feature film by Catherine Corsini

Produced by Les Films Pelléas

Release in France : 09/07/2003


    Laurence, 20, is ready to fall in love at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, her eagerness scares off any potential lovers and she always winds up being cheated on or dumped!
    When her mother dies, Laurence gets the crazy idea of finding Renée, her grandmother, who she hasn’t seen since her childhood. Renée is far from keen about seeing her granddaughter, whose naïve outlook the old lady finds deeply annoying. In an effort to prove to her that true love doesn’t exist and that she’ll always be taken for a ride by men, Renée offers her granddaughter a few lessons in the art of living.
    This art is based on some basic rules: seduce a rich man, marry him as soon as possible, get rid of him even more quickly in a discreet but definitive way, pocket his life insurance and spend up large… before starting all over again.
    Laurence follows her strange grandmother’s advice. But playing such games involves a certain amount of risk – for this infernal duo and the men who fall into their clutches…



    The Very Merry Widows


    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Pelléas

    Foreign production companies :

    RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, Versus Production

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Philippe Martin

    Screenwriters :

    Catherine Corsini, Philippe Blasband, Christophe Morand

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Mugel

    Production Manager :

    Philippe Hagege

    Editor :

    Yannick Kergoat

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agathe Grau

    Music Composer :

    Krishna Levy

    Costume designer :

    Marielle Robaut

    Still Photographer :

    Éric Caro

    Assistant directors :

    Mathieu de Pasquale, Alexandra Denni, Juliette Maillard

    Director of photography :

    Jeanne Lapoirie

    Sound Assistant :

    Yves-Marie Omnès

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Sound Editor :

    Marc Bastien

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Dupertuis

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Baudhuin

    Location Manager :

    Éric Chabot

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Black comedy

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    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Belgium, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Moscow - French Film Festival - 2003

    Moscow - French Film Festival (Russia, 2003)


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