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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)

When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities.

Director:

Claude Sautet
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Nelly
Michel Serrault ... M. Pierre Arnaud
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Vincent Granec
Claire Nadeau Claire Nadeau ... Jacqueline
Françoise Brion ... Lucie
Michèle Laroque ... Isabelle
Michael Lonsdale ... Dolabella
Charles Berling ... Jerôme
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Christophe
Michel Albertini Michel Albertini ... Djamel
Coraly Zahonero Coraly Zahonero ... Marianne
Graziella Delerm Graziella Delerm ... Laurence
Olivier Pajot Olivier Pajot ... Jean-Marc
Alexandre Chappuis Alexandre Chappuis ... Luc
Karine Foviau Karine Foviau ... Sandrine
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Storyline

When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities. Written by Volker Boehm

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France | Italy | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nelly and Mr. Arnaud See more »

Filming Locations:

Chantilly, Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$955,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$955,300
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Nelly: [In a fancy restaurant] There are more waiters than customers here.
Monsieur Arnaud: That explains the prices. You saved my life,
[by giving him a back massage]
Monsieur Arnaud: so that ruled out McDonald's.
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Loneliness...
14 May 2003 | by bjb15See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film. The two leads are extraordinary. They express so much emotion with a slight movement in their eyes. It's about two lonely people. Their friendship seems to fill an unspoken void in their lives. The director is able to show so much emotion by merely showing the audience the little things, instead of exploding the screen with mawkishness. Every time I see this film, I find something else to savor in it.


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