Cédric Klapisch, France, 1992, Arrow Films, Arthouse

“This humanist fable established Cédric Klapisch’s recurring themes: critique of modern management, the family, male and female (mis)communication, and the vitality of youth culture.” -- Ben McCann, SENSES OF CINEMA

Now available for the first time in the English-speaking world, this debut feature by Cédric Klapisch (WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY) is a lacerating satire on globalization, and marked the emergence of a major new French talent in the cinema. In a last-ditch effort to save its 100-year-old store, Parisian department store Les Grandes Galeries hires Mr. Lepetit (Fabrice Luchini) to turn things around in the space of one year. He begins with the staff, a microcosm of French society, who must learn to believe in themselves and each other.

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  • 95 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP


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