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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs / Preparez Vos Mouchoirs

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.50 /10
 
Starring
Gerard Depardieu , Patrick Dewaere , Carole Laure
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Directed by: Bertrand Blier
Written by: Bertrand Blier

 
 
 
Released: 1977
   
Genre: BLACK COMEDY
FOREIGN
COMEDY
   
Origin: France/ Belgium
   
Length: 109
 
 


 

Husband (Gerard Depardieu) tries to make his wife (Carole Laure) less frigid by finding her a lover.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Offbeat black comedy, not very funny but a good deal more enjoyable than Blier's previous film along the same lines, Les Valseuses (Going Places). Depardieu and Dewaere continue their partnership from that film, and work well together. Despite critical acclaim for the film's eagerness to tackle taboo topics, it's all oddly pointless, unless it is to show the dislocation between sex and emotion; and there's something unpleasantly creepy about the denouement, where the wife finds sexual fulfilment with a 13 year-old.

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