Fauteuils d'orchestre. Dir. Danièle Thompson (2005)

Nathalie CROUAU

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1. Film data

Fauteuils d'orchestre


English Synopsis

Jessica (Cécile de France) is a young girl from Burgundy who decides to seek her fortune in Paris, inspired by her grandmother (Suzanne Flon) who “always loved luxury” but was forced by circumstance to work all her life. She has a rough start in the capital, but is eventually hired as a waitress at a café called the Bar des Théâtres, which is located near to both concert halls and theatres, as its name suggests. She befriends Claudie (Dani), a member of the backstage staff of one of the nearby theatres. At the café, Jessica meets several artistic people, including Catherine (Valérie Lemercier), an actress who struggles with typecasting, Jean-François (Albert Dupontel), a concert pianist who chafes at the restrictions imposed on him by his classical repertoire, and Jacques (Claude Brasseur), an art collector who has decided to sell his collection as begins to near the end of his life. Jessica is the only factor connecting all three.


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